Chippewa Valley Restaurant Week
Sep
20
to Sep 29

Chippewa Valley Restaurant Week

Restaurant Week is a chance to eat some great food that otherwise isn’t available. This year we’re focused on Oktoberfest and pairing our food with the great styles of beer that will be coming out of our brewery around this season. That said, this isn’t just German food the way it’s always been. The Turks are the largest immigrant group in Germany and so we took a cue from them and have made some German food with a little bit of Turkish influence. Come have a lager with that schnitzel and aleppo pepper spaetzle! Click through to see the whole menu.

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Sep
18
6:00 PM18:00

La Palina Cut & Light

La Palina Cut & Light Cigar Event

Wednesday, Sept 18, 2019

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Join John Curtis our La Palina Rep out on the K Point patio as he’ll highlight a couple of La Palina cigars this evening.

 You’ll get an LP1 and a LP2 to enjoy that evening along with a ½ pint of a K Point to pair with the cigars.    As a bonus—we are tapping our Oktoberfest beer that evening so you can be one of the first to try it!!

The revival of La Palina in 2010 was driven by Bill’s desire for a personal signature luxury cigar. Bill, the son of CBS founder William S. Paley and socialite/fashion icon Barbara “Babe” Paley followed his grandfather’s dedication to excellence and his parents’ meticulous attention to detail, Bill began a journey to relaunch the all-but-forgotten brand, dedicating himself to creating cigars emblematic of the original La Palina.

The new La Palina ultra-premium handmade cigars offer a meritage of the finest aged tobacco leaves selected and blended by master artisans. The line exemplifies master craftsmanship, rolled with unwavering quality according to tradition and redolent of the classic bon vivant Paley style. The draw is effortless, the burn even, the blends smooth and well-rounded, the construction flawless: an unforgettable cigar experience for the discerning palate — one, we’re quite confident, that would have made Sam Paley himself quite proud.

Rated 90pts by the Cigar Advocate, the LP1 is a singular experience. La Palina Number One is crafted with an Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper and a unique filler blended from Nicaragua, Honduras and Costa Rica. Medium bodied with a smooth finish, hints of pepper, cream, and a touch of licorice are sure to satiate

The bolder of the Number Series, the LP2 is a dark and powerful cigar. Its taste is spicy, peppery, woody, and the aroma is leathery. These cigars are not for the weak-willed. Ideal pairing would be with a dark stout after a big steak. 

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Cork and Fork: Square Roots Farm and Italian Wines
Sep
12
6:00 PM18:00

Cork and Fork: Square Roots Farm and Italian Wines

Farmer Jake of Square Roots Farm has been growing his farm south of town for the past few years. The quality of his produce always stuns me when he delivers to the restaurant. I’m excited to be able to cook a meal that will showcase that quality and pair it with some fantastic Italian wines.

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Beer Dinner at Together Farms
Sep
1
6:00 PM18:00

Beer Dinner at Together Farms

K Point, The Coffee Grounds, and Together Farms are coming together to serve you dinner. Will and Megan will be out at Together Farms serving out a delicious dinner and pairing each dish with K Point Brews. Each course will be served with an 8oz pour of K Point beer. Together Farms has a great area to sit outside under a pavilion for the evening. Will will be using beef, lamb, and pork from Together Farms as well as local vegetables from farms around the area.

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Fried Chicken Dinner
Aug
29
5:00 PM17:00

Fried Chicken Dinner

Fried Chicken is great. It’s a meal that brings one back to childhood. Ah, yes. I can practically hear dad now, “Get out of the kitchen! There’s not enough room!” His frustration with us being underfoot was warranted. We just couldn’t resist the smell coming from that cast iron skillet. You’ll be served a leg quarter or a breast (tell your bartender - white or dark meat), with some pickled green tomatoes and your choice of two sides: cornbread, coleslaw, jalapeno cheddar grits, garlic mashed potatoes, or black bean avocado salad.

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Fried Chicken Dinner
Aug
22
5:00 PM17:00

Fried Chicken Dinner

Fried Chicken is great. It’s a meal that brings one back to childhood. Ah, yes. I can practically hear dad now, “Get out of the kitchen! There’s not enough room!” His frustration with us being underfoot was warranted. We just couldn’t resist the smell coming from that cast iron skillet. You’ll be served a leg quarter or a breast (tell your bartender - white or dark meat), with some pickled green tomatoes and your choice of two sides: cornbread, coleslaw, jalapeno cheddar grits, garlic mashed potatoes, or black bean avocado salad.

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Oliva Cigar Event
Aug
15
6:00 PM18:00

Oliva Cigar Event

Oliva Serie V Melanio cigars are named for Melanio Oliva, believed to be the first Oliva patriarch to grow tobacco in Cuba. The Oliva brand is a traditional Nicaraguan manufacturer, tracing its tobacco roots to Cuba in the late 1800’s. The Oliva brand has been around since 1995 winning numerous awards for its core lines Serie G and Serie O and in the last few years the brand has had great success with Serie V and Serie V Melanio.

We will feature the Melanio line this evening. As their signature cigar, it is full flavored, yet ultra-smooth. Having been named Cigar of the Year, these luxurious, award-winning cigars are sure to exceed your highest expectations. 

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Fried Chicken Dinner
Aug
15
5:00 PM17:00

Fried Chicken Dinner

Fried Chicken is great. It’s a meal that brings one back to childhood. Ah, yes. I can practically hear dad now, “Get out of the kitchen! There’s not enough room!” His frustration with us being underfoot was warranted. We just couldn’t resist the smell coming from that cast iron skillet. You’ll be served a leg quarter or a breast (tell your bartender - white or dark meat), with some pickled green tomatoes and your choice of two sides: cornbread, coleslaw, jalapeno cheddar grits, garlic mashed potatoes, or black bean avocado salad.

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Fried Chicken Dinner
Aug
8
5:00 PM17:00

Fried Chicken Dinner

Fried Chicken is great. It’s a meal that brings one back to childhood. Ah, yes. I can practically hear dad now, “Get out of the kitchen! There’s not enough room!” His frustration with us being underfoot was warranted. We just couldn’t resist the smell coming from that cast iron skillet. You’ll be served a leg quarter or a breast (tell your bartender - white or dark meat), with some pickled green tomatoes and your choice of two sides: cornbread, coleslaw, jalapeno cheddar grits, garlic mashed potatoes, or black bean avocado salad.

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Ashton Cigars Cut & Light Night
Jul
25
6:00 PM18:00

Ashton Cigars Cut & Light Night

Ashton is one of the world's premier luxury cigar brands.  Handcrafted in the Dominican Republic, Ashton cigars are made to the highest quality standards using only the finest aged tobaccos.  With an infinite commitment to quality, consistency and excellence, Ashton is celebrated worldwide for the very finest in premium cigars.

Founded in 1985 by Robert Levin, Ashton is family-owned and operated.  The Ashton tradition is rooted in the company's unparalleled commitment to quality and consumer satisfaction.  Handmade in the Dominican Republic in the legendary Tabacalera A. Fuente factory, Ashton cigars utilize only the finest, most exceptional, aged tobaccos. Every detail, from meticulous wrapper selection to the complex processes of aging and blending, receives the utmost accommodation in the manufacture of each cigar

Following decades of success with the Fuente family, Ashton expanded its portfolio in the early 2000s by partnering with rising cigar-maker, Jose “Pepin” Garcia, to develop two new brands in Nicaragua.  Renowned today as two of the fastest-growing cigar brands in the world, La Aroma de Cuba and San Cristobal continue to garner unrivaled critical acclaim and commendation.

Join Sam Echeverria our Ashton rep for a Cut & Light event at K Point Brewery.  

For your $18 ticket, you will receive an Ashton Classic Magnum, a La Aroma Di Cuba Mi Amor Robusto and a ½ pint of K Point beer.

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Jul
25
5:00 PM17:00

Fried Chicken Dinner

Fried Chicken is great. It’s a meal that brings one back to childhood. Ah, yes. I can practically hear dad now, “Get out of the kitchen! There’s not enough room!” His frustration with us being underfoot was warranted. We just couldn’t resist the smell coming from that cast iron skillet. You’ll be served a leg quarter or a breast (tell your bartender - white or dark meat), with some pickled green tomatoes and your choice of two sides: cornbread, coleslaw, jalapeno cheddar grits, garlic mashed potatoes, or black bean avocado salad.

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Jul
18
5:00 PM17:00

Fried Chicken Dinner

Fried Chicken is great. It’s a meal that brings one back to childhood. Ah, yes. I can practically hear dad now, “Get out of the kitchen! There’s not enough room!” His frustration with us being underfoot was warranted. We just couldn’t resist the smell coming from that cast iron skillet. You’ll be served a leg quarter or a breast (tell your bartender - white or dark meat), with some pickled green tomatoes and your choice of two sides: cornbread, coleslaw, jalapeno cheddar grits, garlic mashed potatoes, or black bean avocado salad.

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K Point Beer Dinner
Jul
11
6:00 PM18:00

K Point Beer Dinner

Tom has been brewing some special beers for our dinner this year, allowing ticket purchasers to be the first to taste his Belgian Tripel with Ginger and Lemongrass and a Mosaic Juicy IPA. Each course will be paired with a beer. Because it is July and we have some amazing farmers and local producers - we’ll be highlighting their products as well.

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Perdomo Bourbon Barrel Aged Cigar Event
Jun
6
6:00 PM18:00

Perdomo Bourbon Barrel Aged Cigar Event

We just received the latest creation from Perdomo Cigars and want to showcase them to you with a special event.

Their Perdomo Habano Bourbon Barrel Aged cigar features a wrapper that has been aged for a minimum of 6 years. They're not done yet though, the Connecticut wrapper then gets another 6 additional months inside bourbon barrels to give it a distinct flavor.

The blend continues with a collection of high-priming Cuban seed binders and fillers from Jalapa, Condega, and Esteli, Nicaragua. The result is a mild to medium bodied cigar with rich and creamy smoke and a buttery smooth finish.

In addition to 1 Barrel Aged Cigar, you’ll receive a snifter of a K Point special barrel aged beer that Tom is making to pair with the cigar and we’ll also pour you a dram of Bourbon to sip as well.

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Tour of Farmer to Farmer Coffee Program
May
29
5:00 PM17:00

Tour of Farmer to Farmer Coffee Program

We at The Coffee Grounds have been brewing and selling Farmer to Farmer coffee beans for years and we are happy to have them in-store this spring! Come learn about the Wisconsin based Farmer to Farmer Program; an initiative to provide coffee farmers agribusiness and agricultural assistance with the intent to generate sustainable growth in Guatemala and Honduras. Working alongside communities, Farmer to Farmer brings Guatemalan and Honduran coffee beans to the Wisconsin market. Join us here at The Coffee Grounds to hear more about their work and taste through their Honduran and Guatemalan coffees using Chemex and french press techniques. Event is free and open to all.

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No. 1, 2 & 3 Cigars of 2018 Event
May
9
6:00 PM18:00

No. 1, 2 & 3 Cigars of 2018 Event

Since 1992, Cigar Aficionado has been the go-to guide for premium cigars, which is why we pay attention when the magazine releases its picks for the top 10 cigars of the year each December.

“Each and every cigar that made it to the top 25 is truly outstanding — with an impressive level of artistry, build quality and craftsmanship — and their producers should be proud,” said Marvin R. Shanken, editor and publisher of Cigar Aficionado in 2018. “We are thrilled to present these cigars, which we are sure our readers will thoroughly enjoy.”

To reach the top 25 list, Cigar Aficionado‘s tasting panel took the highest rated cigars from the publication throughout the year and subjected them to another round of blind taste testing. From there, they continued to whittle down the list of only the best cigars, round after blind round, until they arrived at the top 25 cigars.

That being said, we are excited to offer an event where you can buy the #1, #2 & #3 Cigars for 2018.

Join us Thursday, May 9th, and you will receive those 3 cigars along with another cigar to smoke that evening.  This is a rare event as it was hard to procure these cigars as they are highly allocated and as you would imagine, highly sought after.  You will also have the chance to buy other cigars that made it into the top 10 in 2018.

#1 E.P. Carrillo Encore Majestic

#2 My Father La Opulencia Toro

#3 The Wise Man Maduro Robusto

You will also receive a dram of whiskey and a 1/2 pint of K Point Beer to enjoy with your cigar.

Tickets are limited

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Raise Spirits. Give Hope.
May
3
5:30 PM17:30

Raise Spirits. Give Hope.

Join us for an evening in support of the Chippewa Valley Free Clinic at our annual Raise Spirits, Give Hope Event. Discover hidden wine gems off the beaten path at a VIP Reception from 5:30pm - 6:30pm with the open tasting event running from 6:30pm - 9pm.  Click through for details.

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28th Anniversary Event!
Apr
5
to Apr 6

28th Anniversary Event!

The Coffee Grounds has been in business for 28 years! On April 5th and 6th you can come help us celebrate! Free wine sampling, bottles of wine at great prices, a charcuterie bar, spirits sampling, and all kinds of fun. Click through for more details.

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Cork and Fork: Crooked Water Spirits
Apr
1
6:00 PM18:00

Cork and Fork: Crooked Water Spirits

Heather from Crooked Water Spirits will be joining us for April Cork and Fork. One of the very few women own liquor companies, Eric, Julie, and Heather met over dinner in Minneapolis one evening and realized what they had in common. After little conversation it was decided that we’d host Heather for one of our dinners in Eau Claire. Click through for more details.

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Cork and Fork: Amanda's Eggs and Pasture Poultry
Mar
14
6:00 PM18:00

Cork and Fork: Amanda's Eggs and Pasture Poultry

I’ve been realizing more and more how much I appreciate small family businesses (not that I didn’t already!). It’s so much work for a family, but consistently I find that those families are strong, tight knit, engaging, respectful and responsible to one another. Amanda’s Bohl’s family is no exception. Every Monday she comes in and drops off eggs. Sometimes this is with her children who have a school off for whatever reason. She is a force of a business-woman and mother. We’re incredibly proud to serve her products in our kitchen and for this cork and fork.

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Far North Spirits Tasting
Feb
28
5:30 PM17:30

Far North Spirits Tasting

Cheri Reese, owner of Far North Spirits, is coming through town and will be sampling her spirits for free! Cheri and her husband Michael make their spirits primarily from rye that they grow on their farm - one of very few distilleries to grow their own grain for distilling. Cheri will be sampling their Syva Vodka, Solveig and Gustaf Gins, Alander rums (white, spiced and aged), and their Rye whiskey. You can’t meet a nicer person and a more passionate family than Cheri (and Michael).

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Kings County Whiskey Tasting - POSTPONED to 2/27
Feb
27
6:30 PM18:30

Kings County Whiskey Tasting - POSTPONED to 2/27

Kings County Whiskies have been winning many awards. In contrast to every distillery I’ve seen so far, Kings County doesn’t try to hearken back to some historical figure that shows how great their history in bourbon making is. Kings County is making products that don’t necessarily follow all of the patterns and tropes that other whiskey distillers do. Click through for more details.

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Red Letter Tasting
Feb
21
7:00 PM19:00

Red Letter Tasting

Join us for the 3rd Annual Red Letter Tasting in support of the Red Letter Grant.

What's the Red Letter Grant?
Started in 2016, the Red Letter Grant supports female entrepreneurs throughout Western Wisconsin by awarding start-up capital, leading small business workshops, and hosting networking events to engage + connect women. Click through for details!

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Cork and Fork: Brovo Vermouths
Feb
14
6:00 PM18:00

Cork and Fork: Brovo Vermouths

Chiyo Takemoto, owner of coquetel spirits, will be joining us for this dinner. Chiyo represents some unique spirit brands that pour their hearts into making beverages to extremely high quality standards and are introducing something new to our palates. Click for more details.

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Solar and Suds
Jan
31
6:00 PM18:00

Solar and Suds

Join All Energy Solar for a fun and educational event. Solar & Suds is an opportunity for homeowners, business owners, and anyone who’s interested to learn about the benefits of solar energy. It illustrates how solar power has never been more affordable or easier to install. This event is free and open to the public. Click for details.

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Bock Fest at K Point Brewery
Jan
26
2:00 PM14:00

Bock Fest at K Point Brewery

In homage to the great Bock Fest held by Schell's Brewery for over 30 years, we are bringing our own version to Eau Claire.

On Saturday, January 26th, from 2pm-5pm, we'll be beer poking at K Point Brewery.   We have a batch of Doppelbock we will be tapping for the event. 

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