Category: Dining

  • Polish Soul Food and Pumpkin-Spice Pierogi at Prince of Pierogi

    “It’s been a busy season!” said Krzysztof Krol, owner of Prince of Pierogi, which opened in Ephraim in late May.  “In the beginning [of the season], we were running out of pierogi,” he said. “Now we are able to have 10 flavors of pierogi daily.”  As the season went on and staff members worked through […]

  • Ohana Hospitality Bringing Brazilian Cuisine to Woodwalk Gallery

    The final Ohana Hospitality dining experience at Woodwalk Gallery this season will be held on Friday, September 18. Ohana will be serving a Brazilian cuisine menu with BBQ and a host of robust flavors from coconut fish stew, to hearts of palm and flavorful grilled meats. The dinner is a paced, multi-course meal using local […]

  • German Comfort Food a Highlight at The Mill Supper Club

    When Cory Lehman took ownership of The Mill Supper Club at the junction of Highways 42 and 57 on the north end of Sturgeon Bay, he took over a well-established restaurant: The previous owners had been at the helm for 55 years. Having worked there as a teenager, he knew there were aspects of the […]

  • Ephraim’s Budding Nightlife

    The village of Ephraim – which had been the state’s last remaining dry town – is slowly changing its reputation when it comes to nightlife. Now when the spectacular sunset concludes over Eagle Bay, the twinkle lights come on, and the quaint courtyards and outdoor dining patios near Church Street illuminate the evening with a […]

  • Gourmet Grilling Made Easy with Chef Nick Dawson

    Barringer’s Chef Nick Dawson has turned a challenging situation into an opportunity for diners to take their at-home cookouts to new levels. Dawson – who has been at the Fish Creek restaurant as the chef de cuisine since it opened its doors in 2016 – had to face some hard challenges this year when the 2020 […]

  • Suds with Sophie: Grilling with Beer

    by Sophie Nelson, [email protected] Now that it’s August, I hope you’ve had plenty of chances to get some grilling practice because now we’re going to talk about creating the perfect beer-and-grilling combinations.  Beer Can Chicken This is a fun, tasty and very easy recipe that involves shoving an open beer can in a chicken and […]

  • A Year Without Death’s Door BBQ

    This weekend would have been – in normal times – the weekend of the annual Death’s Door BBQ competition on Washington Island, which draws teams of grillers and smokers to compete for “most delicious” in a variety of categories.  Although that event isn’t being held in 2020, you can still get your barbecue fix at […]

  • The Iconic Island Burger: The “Alby” at the Albatross

    The staff members at the family-owned and -operated Albatross Drive-In on Washington Island know a thing or two about running a business on “island time” as they move through its 44th season. A sign posted on the window reads:  Warning We are not fast!  We are good,  We are cheerful,  We are courteous,  But we […]

  • Food and Drink Options Abound at Under the Stars Night Market

    Under the Stars – Sturgeon Bay’s new night market – has taken over 3rd Avenue every Saturday, 5-9 pm, since July 11 and will continue through the end of August. The section of 3rd Avenue between Michigan Avenue and Jefferson Street is closed to traffic so that visitors can enjoy the additional space on the […]

  • Jolly’s Street Pizza Food Truck Carries on Family Tradition

    Claiming the title of Door County’s largest food truck, the Jolly’s Street Pizza vehicle is hard to miss. It’s custom built and measures 24 feet long and eight feet wide and high.  “We have been working two years to plan and build this truck,” said Marcy Stark, co-owner with her husband, Tom. “Tom designed it […]

  • Meat-Free Options at Roots Inn and Kitchen

    The Sister Bay inn and kitchen has made a name for itself among those who eat meat-free diets – or who at least go meatless for a meal.  “The menu has always been vegetarian friendly – the tacos are the big vegetarian seller – but this year we added the broccoli ‘wings,’ and that has put […]

  • New Owners Add New Items at The Spoon

    Karen Wannemaker and Anthony Sikora – the new owners of what had been The Frozen Spoon, 210 S. 1st Ave. in Sturgeon Bay – have begun to make the business their own with a new name, new menu items, an updated interior and exterior, and new signage arriving soon. The couple purchased the frozen-yogurt business in […]

  • Galecktables: A Specialty Cookie Years in the Making

    Elizabeth Galecke, a photographer by trade, has always wanted to turn her baking prowess and interest into a business, but it never quite made sense to do so when she and her husband were living in Raleigh, North Carolina. Once they’d made Door County their home, however, things fell into place to begin baking out […]

  • Four Foodie Ways to Sample Lavender

    Whether you’re new to eating and drinking lavender-infused products or have been a fan for a while, here are four ways to enjoy it this summer in Door County. Purple Haze Latte, Blue Horse Cafe in Fish Creek This specialty latte is flavored with lavender and vanilla and can be ordered hot or iced. It’s […]

  • Base Camp Coffee Closes

    There are places I go for great food or a single great item. I go to other places because I know I can get in and out without breaking the stride of my day. Then there are places such as Base Camp Coffee in Sister Bay: a place I went to for those reasons, but […]

  • The Taco Boss Is Back with Lumberjack’s Taco Shack

    Cash Murphy – the Taco Boss – and his high-contrast food truck are back from Arizona for the summer season, and he’s again serving up a variety of northern Mexican-inspired tacos and his famous elote: a modernized style of the classic Mexican grilled street corn. The truck has daily taco specials, and if you like things […]

  • Hügel Haus Switches from Sunday Dinner to Brunch

    The German restaurant and “Door County’s wurst bar” in Ellison Bay has changed its Sunday routine from serving dinner to serving brunch. Every Sunday for the foreseeable future, you’ll be able to indulge in a delicious brunch, 9 am – 2 pm. The menu features a variety of classic breakfast and lunch options, plus some […]

  • Savory Spoon Hosts Traveling Sharpener, Lavender Fair

    The Savory Spoon Cooking School, 12042 Hwy 42 in Ellison Bay, will host Kelly Lewis, The Traveling Sharpener, July 25, 10 am – 2 pm. Sharp knives are best for kitchen safety, so now’s the time to get knives – as well as scissors, garden clippers and more – professionally sharpened. (Lewis has separate sharpeners for garden […]

  • Sister Bay Bowl Adds Outdoor Seating

    Few restaurants have faced as big of a challenge during the COVID pandemic as the Sister Bay Bowl, the generational mainstay known to serve as many as 800 fish-fry lovers on a Friday night in addition to a full bowling alley.  Just before Independence Day weekend, the restaurant’s owners added a new outdoor seating area […]

  • Rowleys Bay Resort’s Fish Boils Are on Pause

    Grandma’s Swedish Bakery’s Pecan Rolls Are Not After a trial run opening during the July Fourth weekend, owner Jewel Ouradnik announced on Instagram that the restaurant and fish boils at Rowleys Bay Restaurant and Resort are going to be closed for the time being.  “With the business model we have and our lack of staff, […]