Category: Dining

  • Bits & Bites: Easter Goodies

    Easter weekend is just around the corner! From egg hunts on the farm to sweet Easter treats, we’ve rounded up some tasty ways to celebrate the holiday. Easter Candy and Wine PairingsParallel 44 Vineyard & WineryN2185 Sleepy Hollow Road in KewauneeDoor 44 Winery5464 Cty P in Sturgeon Bay Easter candy isn’t just for kids! Head […]

  • Lost Tuk Tuk: Fresh International Flavors Close to Home

    Springtime sends a special buzz of activity up and down the peninsula as favorite restaurants reopen their doors and new establishments welcome guests for the first of hopefully many seasons. During the next few weeks, New Eats will showcase some of the exciting new places to add to your must-try list this season. This week, […]

  • 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.  Island Fever Rum Bar & Grill 6301 Hwy 57 in JacksonportIt’s almost margarita time! Grab […]

  • Get Real Cafe

    Keepin’ it real with variety and fresh ingredients When it comes to dining out, I love options. I don’t want so many that it makes my head swim, but I also don’t want to be left with so few that I fall into a rut. Enter Get Real Cafe in Sturgeon Bay.  Where to go: […]

  • Bits & Bites: Outdoor farm dinners and cider winners

    Hotel Washington and Hidden Acres Host Traveling Farm Dinner Hidden Acres Farm and Chef Ian Milosek of Hotel Washington and Studio are teaming up with Outstanding in the Field, a traveling dining experience, to host an Aug. 22 farm dinner at Hidden Acres Farm in Sister Bay.  Outstanding in the Field creates outdoor restaurant experiences […]

  • Year-Round Eats: Blue Horse

    Keeping Door County Caffeinated (Almost) 365 Days a Year I don’t think I’m alone when I say that one thing I’ve missed the most during the past two years has been the local coffeehouse scene. Whether I’m there to work, catch up with a friend or simply enjoy a few moments of one-on-one time with […]

  • Bits & Bites

    From hyper-local eats to international flavors, the peninsula is waking up to some unique dining opportunities this season.  The Lost Tuk Tuk Brings Asian Fusion to Ephraim 9222 Water St. S. in Ephraim  Located in the space Czarnuszka Soup once called home, Lost Tuk Tuk opened its doors March 4 to offer international flavors through […]

  • Viking to Become Blue Bear

    The new owners of the Viking Grill in Ellison Bay will bring a new name and new menu to the location, but breakfast and lunch will still be its staples. Tesa and Joseph Schulte aim to finish renovations and reopen the restaurant as Blue Bear by Memorial Day.  “Just Blue Bear,” Tesa Schulte said, with […]

  • Kitty O’Reilly’s Celebrates St. Pat’s March 12

    Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Kitty O’Reilly’s Irish Pub on March 12, when the restaurant will open for breakfast to serve Irish coffee, Guinness and more before the Sturgeon Bay parade starts at 11 am. An Irish bagpiper will be at Kitty O’Reilly’s, 59 E. Oak St. in Sturgeon Bay, 12-2 pm, with Whiskey Ditch […]

  • Bits & Bites: Winter Brunch Options

    But First, Brunch  Enhance your “Sunday Funday” with these can’t-miss brunch options. From Eggs Benedictto towering Bloodys, mornings just got a little brighter. Chives, 8041 Hwy 57 in BaileysHarbor, serves up classic brunch favorites every Saturday and Sunday, 9 am – 2 pm. View the menu at Kitchen Barons, 23 W. Oak St. in […]

  • Bits & Bites

    Soul Memory Black Lager Is Back A winter beer favorite will return to the Hacienda Beer Co. taproom this weekend after gaining a bit of a cult following after its debut last winter. Reminiscent of a crisp stout, Soul Memory Black Lager features notes of dark chocolate and espresso, as well as subtle hints of […]

  • For the Love of Food

    It’s been said that food is love. If that’s the case, Door County restaurants are serving up plenty of love this weekend through Valentine’s Day-inspired specials, from dinner to dessert to wines. DINNER The Fireside Restaurant7755 Hwy 42 in Egg Harbor Celebrate with your sweetie a couple of days early, on Feb. 12, with The […]

  • Wine Wednesdays

    Bits & Bites: Sweetheart Menu and Wine Wednesdays

    Alexander’s Brings Back Sweetheart Menu  Beginning Feb. 8, Alexander’s will again offer its Sweetheart Menu in addition to its regular menu. This special, four-course meal – appetizer, soup or salad, entrée, dessert and beverage – features a pre-selected assortment of menu items and is available through the end of February at the restaurant at ​​3667 […]

  • Bits & Bites

    Wine Wednesdays at The Dörr Hotel Wine Wednesdays are back at The Dörr Hotel. Each weekly event will showcase a different wine from The Dörr’s extensive wine list that’s usually available by the bottle, poured by the glass for that week only. On Feb. 18 and 19, The Dörr Hotel, 2329 Mill Road in Sister […]

  • Restaurant Group Makes Moves in Door County

    The turnover in Door County’s restaurant scene isn’t slowing down.  Harbor View Grill, the restaurant with rooftop seating overlooking the Egg Harbor Marina, has been purchased by Wausau-based Masgay Restaurants, headed by Mike Masgay. It’s one of several purchases by the group, which has also bought Deer Run Golf Course on Washington Island and Bedrock […]

  • A Glorious Breakfast: Morning Glory opens a second location in Sturgeon Bay

    I love breakfast: classic American diner breakfast food. So much so that at seven months pregnant, I woke up my husband at 5 am so we could drive 30 minutes south to Morning Glory off Highway 57 and be back in time for my 7:30 am work shift. I’ll admit, that morning my pregnancy cravings […]

  • Village Approves Expanded Parking, Storage for One Barrel

    Egg Harbor is finally getting the parking it has long wanted at One Barrel Brewing Company, and owner Peter Gentry is getting a better storage solution for the thriving taproom and restaurant. But the compromise wasn’t easy.  It took several meetings of the village’s plan commission and the review of multiple versions of Gentry’s plans […]

  • Out of the Frying Pan, into the Fire

    Labor shortage squeezes restaurants during busy tourist season As you drive through any of the towns and villages up and down Door County, you’ll see a repetitive sight: “Help Wanted” signs posted in front windows, sometimes accompanied by a polite explanation that the establishment is understaffed and a request for customers’ patience.  Door County isn’t […]

  • 18 New Door County Restaurants to Check out in 2021

    Maybe it was all the downtime people had to dream up new restaurant concepts and business plans during the pandemic’s shelter-in-place days. Maybe it was our eagerness to return to bustling dining rooms, cozy cafes and local hangouts. Maybe it was a desire to try something new and experimental, or a need to make ends […]

  • Bits & Bites: Sunday Funday at HarBar, a Drink with a View and More

    The HarBar, located outside the Florian II Supper Club in Baileys Harbor, will have outdoor games, rafts on the water, frozen and regular cocktails, and more.