September 15 - 24, 2023


Restaurant Week Events

We invite you to attend a handful of unique food-themed events.



First Taste Culinary Crawl 2023

Thursday, Sep. 14, 2023 • 6:30-9:00pm

River Prairie Center, Altoona

Centered around Altoona’s River Prairie Center, The First Taste Culinary Crawl is the exclusive kickoff event for Chippewa Valley Restaurant Week.

Taste a full meal's worth of both savory and sweet samples from local restaurants, enjoy a cash bar of featured beers and wines. Experience the valley's culinary scene in a way you never have before.

  • Taste a full meal's worth (and then some) of both savory and sweet samples from select local restaurants.
  • Dine on the gorgeous outdoor plaza beside River Prairie's babbling brooks
  • Get cozy by the huge outdoor fireplace
  • Walk the red carpet and snap a commemorative photo


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Ticket Price $35


Plus, every ticket raises money for our partner, Stepping Stones of Dunn County.

Enjoy samples from each participating restaurant:

  • 620 West @ CVTC
  • Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse
  • Tokyo Japanese Restaurant
  • Live Great Food
  • Olson’s Ice Cream
  • Mancino’s Grinders & Pizza
  • Toppers
  • Valley Burger Co.
  • Xavier Artisan Bistro




Farm & Orchard Trolley Tour

Saturday, Sep. 23, 2023 • 9:00am-12:30pm

Departs from The Local Store

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$40, limited to 22 attendees

Fall is upon us and what better way to celebrate than to enjoy some apple picking, a wagon ride, and farm tours? Enjoy a ride on the Chippewa River Trolley and soak in the pastoral views of rural Wisconsin in early Autumn.

At each of the three stops you will learn what makes each destination unique and how they get their products from their farm to markets, restaurants, grocery stores, and most importantly, your plate.

And feel good about your purchase since a portion of your ticket will go directly to Stepping Stones of Dunn County.

The tour will depart from The Local Store promptly at 9:00am and will return at 12:30pm. Registration is required for this event and is limited to the first 22 attendees.

Your ticket includes a half peck of pick-your-own apples, samples, and a beautiful ride on the Chippewa River Trolley. The tour will start at Jackson Family Farm where participants will receive a tour and free samples to enjoy. The next stop is Sweet Pine Farm where you'll learn all about their family farm and their farming history. Last but certainly not least we'll be heading to Connell's Family Orchard for a wagon ride and apple picking!