• Baileys Harbor Welcomes Wally’s Weenie Wagon

    During a recent trip to the Big Apple, one of the meals I indulged in was a street-vendor hot dog. There’s something distinctive about the experience of biting into a fresh-off-the-roller hot dog – no silverware, plate or dining table required. Normally, you would have to head to metropolitan areas such as Chicago or NYC (or […]

  • Chef Heidi Gilbertson Featured at Dinner in the Vineyard

    Heidi Gilbertson of Island Cafe is among the chefs who will be featured at this year’s Dinner in the Vineyard on Washington Island on Thursday, Aug. 29, 4 pm. When asked why she was looking forward to participating again, she said, “I believe in the mission of the vineyard. I want to help; I don’t […]

  • Door County Historical Society Dinner Aug. 26

    The Door County Historical Society will host – and Jim Draeger will present – the society’s monthly dinner program, “Bottoms Up,” on Aug. 26, 6 pm, at the Institute Saloon.  Wisconsin native Draeger joined the Wisconsin Historical Society staff in 1987 and coordinated Wisconsin’s National Register of Historic Places for 12 years. He has co-authored the national […]

  • Food Trucks & Floaties at Anclam Beach

    Beat the summer heat by heading to Baileys Harbor’s Anclam Beach and Park for Food Trucks & Floaties on Aug. 17, 11 am – 4 pm. Baileys Harbor is celebrating its food-truck scene with Chives’ Harbor Pizza and Harbor Griddle & Grill trucks, the Lumberjack Taco Shack, Wally’s Weenie Wagon and Ohana Hospitality. Also check […]

  • Villaggios

    Farm-to-Restaurant Dinners at Villaggios

    Villaggios ( will hold farm-to-restaurant dinners – featuring menu items sourced from local producers – monthly on the last Tuesday through October. Partner producers will also attend to talk about the foods they’ve provided and offer insights into the growing Door County food scene. Villaggios’ partner producers for July are Waseda Farms, Flying Tractor Farm, Door County […]

  • Summer Food Favorites from the Pulse Staff

    There’s an abundance of deliciousness this time of year in Door County, and this week I’m highlighting the variety of favorite summer foods that the staff here at the Peninsula Pulse enjoys. With 24 full-time employees, all of whom reside in the county, our staff members were bound to be able to share reliable summer-dining […]

  • Two New Sweet Spots in Fish Creek

    Sweet treats are one of life’s simple pleasures. Many good memories from childhood and beyond involve a celebratory dessert or summertime indulgence. For me, family vacations meant waking up to share a bag of powdered donuts and ending the day with ice cream from the Door County Ice Cream Factory.  Here on the peninsula, we’re […]

  • Hotel Washington Featuring Farm-to-Table Food

    Washington Island’s Hotel Washington now features island-raised beef during its Burgers and Beer Night on Thursdays. Chef Matt Poole is in his debut year at the Hotel Washington, fresh from Chez Panisse: a California farm-to-table restaurant that built relationships with local farmers who supply fresh, high-quality ingredients. Poole wants to do the same on the […]

  • Youth Cooking Classes at Savory Spoon

    The Savory Spoon Cooking School at 12042 Hwy 42 in Ellison Bay is on a mission to teach young people, ages seven through 13, about the joy of food, the value of cooking and the benefits of learning a lifelong skill through interactive cooking classes. Children ignite their creativity and satisfy their natural curiosity while […]

  • Chives, Cliff Lede Vineyards to Host Wine Dinner July 17

    Chives restaurant in Baileys Harbor and Napa Valley’s Cliff Lede Vineyards are teaming up for a special wine dinner July 17, 4-9 pm.It includes a six-course meal with beverage pairings, featuring wines from Cliff Lede and FEL by Cliff Lede. The dinner will take place at Chives, 8041 Hwy 57. The ticket price of $110 […]

  • Lumberjack’s Taco Shack

    The Taco Boss sets the rules for serving award-winning tacos Cash Murphy, also known as the Taco Boss, has brought award-winning tacos to downtown Sturgeon Bay through his food truck, Lumberjack’s Taco Shack. Originally from Chandler, Arizona, Murphy has been visiting Sturgeon Bay for the past 11 summers, first as a songwriter and Steel Bridge […]

  • Rhubarb: Spring’s Early ‘Vegetable Fruit’

    Rhubarb is a vegetable that originated in China about 4,000 years ago and was originally valued for its medicinal qualities. When it made its way to Europe during the spice-trade era, its value was on par with rubies and pearls. In Europe, rhubarb was first cultivated as a decorative plant, but during the 18th century, […]

  • Alexander’s Everyday Elegance

    A couple of weeks ago the weather finally – and officially – transitioned to summer, and it was one of those perfect evenings when it seemed quite unthinkable to head directly home to be inundated with laundry and face a meager selection of food in the refrigerator. The weather seemed worth celebrating, so instead of […]

  • A Tasting-Menu Tour at HEIST

    HEIST, the new “modern tavern” in Sturgeon Bay, is the result of a meeting of the minds among partners Ryan Castelaz, Cait Caccio and Kindred DeGutis. Bringing their various strengths and separate visions to the table to launch the business has been an undertaking involving lots of negotiation, compromise and collective decision-making, but on opening […]

  • Traveling Knife Sharpener at Savory Spoon

    Bring your favorite kitchen knives and get them sharpened at Savory Spoon Cooking School in Ellison Bay on June 27, 12-2pm. It’s best for safety in the kitchen if you have a sharp knife, so this is an opportunity to get them sharpened by a professional, Kelly Lewis of Green Bay. It’s best to sharpen […]

  • A Dandy Dandelion Dinner

    The humble ‘weed’ is elevated to superstar status “Dandelion don’t tell no lies, Dandelion will make you wise. Tell me if she laughs or cries, Blow away dandelion”by the Rolling Stones Yes, the Rolling Stones song “Dandelion” was careening through my brain pan as I sat down to enjoy the dandelion dinner presented by Door […]

  • This Weekend in Door County: Wine, Dine and Celebrate Pride

    This weekend, check out Door County Wine Fest, Uncork Summer, Open Door Pride and Paddlefest. Festivals Wine Fest On June 22 (12-4 pm), enjoy unlimited tasting of award-winning wines from eight local wineries and relaxing music from the Fabulous Rugburns at Wine Fest’s new location in Sunset Park, Sturgeon Bay. Food will be available for […]

  • 18 New Food & Drink in Door County

    If you like to keep tabs on what’s new and happening in the foodie arena of the county, here’s your 2019 updates! As things change and open, we’ll keep the list fresh. Recently Opened Pearl Wine Cottage Find this cozy cottage nestled on Church Street in Ephraim, where you can indulge in fresh small plates […]

  • Belgian Heritage Center Waffle Breakfast

    The Belgian Heritage Center will host a Belgian waffle breakfast June 23, 9 am – 1 pm, to serve up homemade waffles, eggs, potatoes, beverages and Marchant’s Belgian trippe. Guests may also view the exhibits, which tell the story of the Belgian settlement area.     All proceeds will benefit the Belgian Heritage Center’s mission to […]

  • Hillside Now Home to Hügel Haus

    The classic dining space at Ellison Bay’s Hillside Inn has been newly christened Hügel Haus, a German pub and eatery. Stroll through the front doors, and you’ll find a tall, double-sided stone fireplace; high, beamed ceilings; and wood-paneled walls that have been part of the setting for decades, but they seem quite fitting for a […]