Bits & Bites: Thanksgiving

Try Something New for Thanksgiving Dinner

Do you have fewer chairs around your table this year? Want a change of scenery? Maybe you just want to save yourself hours in the kitchen cooking and cleaning up. These two restaurants will make Thanksgiving easy and delicious.

The staff at Waterfront Mary’s, 3662 N. Duluth Ave. in Sturgeon Bay, invite you to throw on your stretchy pants and celebrate Friendsgiving with them this weekend. The traditional Thanksgiving meal – served buffet style – will include turkey, ham, mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing, green-bean casserole, dinner rolls, strawberry cheesecake and pumpkin pie. The dinner ($12.95 per person) will begin at 4 pm.


The Lodge at Leathem Smith, 1640 Memorial Dr. in Sturgeon Bay, has something for the whole family this weekend. Make a reservation by calling 920.743.5555, and get ready to feast between 11 am and 3 pm. Specials include a plated turkey dinner with sweet potatoes, candied carrots, mashed potatoes with gravy, pecan stuffing, cranberries, buns and apple cobbler; a USDA prime rib dinner with garlic mashed potatoes and veggies; and a cedar-plank salmon with lemon-caper butter sauce. 

Holiday Open House? Wine Not!

Parallel 44 Vineyard & Winery will be hosting holiday open houses into December, featuring special food pairings, fire pits, live music, holiday discounts, and, of course, local wines by the flight, glass or bottle. The open houses will run at Parallel 44 and Door 44 Winery Nov. 26-28 and Dec. 3-5, both 10 am – 5 pm.

At Parallel 44, N2185 Sleepy Hollow Road in Kewaunee, look for this live-music lineup: Nov. 26, 1-4 pm, Sarah Saari and Pat Lucas; Nov. 27, 1-4 pm, David Cavanaugh; and Dec. 4, 1-4 pm, Good for the Soul.

At Door 44 Winery, 5464 Cty P in Sturgeon Bay, enjoy this live music: Nov. 26, 1-4 pm, David Cavanaugh; and Nov. 27 and Dec. 4, both 1-4 pm, Sean Faccio.

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