Bits and Bites: This Cafe Is All Fun and Games

We’re in the midst of a new Age of Board Games, and now Door County enthusiasts will have another spot where they can check out the latest options and grab their morning coffee. 

The Gnoshery, 23 N. 3rd Ave. in Sturgeon Bay, had a soft opening last month and is busy putting the finishing touches on its board-game cafe experience, which includes coffee, tea and more. Casual and dedicated board-game, tabletop, and trading-card fans can look forward to meet-and-greets with game makers, new-product launches and casual play events at the Gnoshery this year.

Donut Miss Out

Fika Bakery and Coffeehouse, 3903 Hwy 42 north of Fish Creek, has expanded its sweet offerings with maple-glazed apple fritters and vanilla and chocolate cake donuts with made-from-scratch frosting. These treats join new mango, berry and strawberry smoothies just in time for the warmest days of summer. 

Made in the Shade

There’s a new spot down south to enjoy some great local wine. DENN, the shop made from shipping containers at 2050 Cty DK in Sturgeon Bay, has opened its new wine bar, complete with newly built outdoor gazebos in DENN’s signature style and set in a rustic garden that’s perfect for enjoying a glass in the shade.

Fathers Need Food, Too

Name a better duo than dads and barbecue. I’ll wait. The Lodge at Leathem Smith knows what dads want and is celebrating Father’s Day with smoked brisket, ribs, carnitas and more. Dine in, take out or sit outside at the tiki bar with Dad this Sunday, and let him tell you all his favorite stories – even the ones you’ve heard (many times) before.

Ohana Hospitality Is at Woodwalk

Woodwalk Gallery is in its third year of hosting farm-to-table dining experiences, and it will start the season with Asian fusion cuisine Wednesday, June 30. The gallery partners with Ohana Hospitality for a robust and memorable dining experience in the gardens and under the barn roof. 

Tickets include a four- to five-course, locally sourced dinner; beverage pairing; gratuity; and a chance to enjoy the gallery and property. Limited seating is available, so call 920.629.4877 by June 26 to reserve a spot.