Bits & Bites: (Re)Opening Day Lineup

’Tis the season when a drive up and down the peninsula shows a post-winter bustle of activity as businesses prepare to open for the upcoming season. Here’s a list of just a few of the anticipated reopenings happening this month. 

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Island Fever Rum Bar & Grill

6301 Hwy 57 in Jacksonport
It’s almost margarita time! Grab a drink and a bite to eat from Island Fever Rum Bar & Grill’s extensive menu when it reopens with spring hours April 1. 

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The Hitching Post Bar & Grill 

4849 Glidden Dr. in Sturgeon Bay

The Hitching Post Bar & Grill will reopen April 2 for the 2022 season, marking 73 years for the historical log building that houses the restaurant. 

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White Gull Inn

4225 Main St. in Fish Creek

The White Gull Inn has been closed temporarily for its annual cleaning and maintenance, but it will welcome guests for breakfast starting Monday, April 4. 

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Wickman House

11976 Mink River Road in Ellison Bay

Featuring a menu focused on sustainable agriculture and fresh, locally sourced, seasonal ingredients, and set against the backdrop of the historical Wickman property, the Wickman House is now taking reservations at for dining from Friday, April 22, through the end of September. Reservations for the rest of the season will be announced later.

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Julie’s Park Cafe

4020 Hwy 42 in Fish Creek

Known for its large menu of hearty breakfasts and satisfying lunches, Julie’s is on “spring break.” Its spring/summer reopening date is set for Friday, April 29. 

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Roots Inn & Kitchen

2378 Maple Dr. in Sister Bay

Back with some tried-and-true favorites and a few new ideas (including an update to its vegan mac ’n’ cheese waffle), Roots Inn & Kitchen is set to welcome guests back to the inn and restaurant Friday, April 29.


Did you know the average dairy cow in Wisconsin produces enough milk to make about six pounds of cheese per day? Wisconsin Cheese Masters in Egg Harbor is encouraging cheese lovers to keep our state’s cows working by taking part in its “Adopt a Cow” collection special. 

For $159, enjoy two shipments that include a variety of six half-pounds of cheese made from Wisconsin milk – a total of a day’s production of milk from a single Wisconsin cow. Additionally, for every Adopt a Cow collection sold, the store will donate $5 to the Future Farmers of America. The first shipment will go out April 11 (the week ending in Easter), with the second making its way to cheese lovers on May 2 (the week ending in Mother’s Day). Order at