• 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 […]

  • 17 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 Wally’s Weenie Shack Find creative Vienna beef hot dog options (including the classic Chicago-style) plus gyros from the spit, fresh cut […]

  • 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 […]

  • Old Post Pub Opens in Historic Maplewood Building

    Patsy and Jody Wuollett – owners of LURE, CHOP and Pasta Vino – have expanded their restaurant roster to Southern Door with the launch of the Old Post Pub on May 22. The historic building has stood in the town of Maplewood since 1905, when it opened as the Anton Schleis Hotel and later (roughly […]

  • Take a Staycation to Old Mexico

    Old Mexico in Sturgeon Bay is serving up fresh and authentic Mexican food using family recipes passed down from one generation to the next. The restaurant opened at 901 Egg Harbor Road in Sturgeon Bay nearly five years ago and has since become popular for its shrimp tacos, made-from-scratch margaritas and focus on fresh ingredients. […]

  • Goose & Twigs, Aleah Kidd

    Goose & Twigs Coffee Shop Aims for Inventive and Sustainable

    Sister Bay has expanded its roster of coffee shops with the opening of Goose & Twigs, a green lodging establishment, coffee shop and marketplace. The business is the result of an idea Gustavo Gallardo had after visiting friends in Sister Bay three years ago. “We fell in love with Sister Bay and realized as we […]

  • Dan's Kitchen, Aleah Kidd, Door County restaurant

    Dan’s Kitchen Delivers Authentic Southeast Asian Cuisine in Door County

    It was last summer when I first caught wind of an unusual food item that was a completely new concept to me and sold only at the Sturgeon Bay farmers’ market: stuffed chicken wings. These delicacies were described as tender, juicy chicken wings stuffed with an Asian egg-roll stuffing. I had a vague idea of […]

  • Sonny's Pizza, Aleah Kidd, Deep Dish pizza

    Bridge Up Brewing Ramping Up for Summer: Plus the Deep-Dish Wonder, Old Chicago, from Sonny’s Pizzeria

    Last week a friend recommended the deep dish-style sausage pizza from Sonny’s Pizzeria, which was described as having a sausage patty the size of the crust baked into it to ensure that there is sausage in every single bite. Ever since that conversation, I’d had a growing craving for this delectable meal, so Saturday night […]

  • MacReady Artisan Bread, Aleah Kidd, bread, Door County restaurant

    MacReady Artisan Bread: Great Bread Is Just the Beginning

    The introduction to the About section on MacReady Artisan Bread’s Facebook page concludes with, “Stop in and see us. We’d love to meet you.” After doing just that this past weekend, I can confirm that Jenny MacReady truly would love to meet you. The bakery – set back from Highway 42 in downtown Egg Harbor […]

  • GLAS Coffeehouse, Aleah Kidd, coffee, Door County, Door County restaurant

    Glas Coffeehouse Celebrates 10 Years of Being Green

    The green decorations of St. Patrick’s Day have passed their peak, but Sturgeon Bay’s Glas Coffeehouse is green all year long. Glas – the Gaelic word for “green” – has focused on being a sustainable and eco-friendly business since its opening day in 2009. This month the coffeehouse is celebrating its 10 years of operations and […]

  • Kevin Schuder, Fancy Plants Cafe

    Gibraltar Graduate Earns Fame for Vegan Cuisine in Chicago

    The March issue of Chicago Magazine highlighted Fancy Plants Cafe – the creation of 1999 Gibraltar High School graduate Kevin Schuder – as a new dining hotspot in the city’s Lakeview neighborhood. Schuder, the owner and chef, has immersed himself in the culinary-arts world, focusing on vegan and vegetarian offerings. He spent a decade in […]

  • Inn at Cedar Crossing: Upscale Dining in Downtown Sturgeon Bay

    More than a hundred years ago, in the midst of a booming Sturgeon Bay shipbuilding community, you would have found a tailor shop, an apothecary and a doctor’s office at the corner of Cedar and Cottage Street instead of a delicious, pesto-stuffed chicken breast wrapped in smoked bacon. Luckily for diners, today on the same […]

  • Supper Club Program

    The Egg Harbor Historical Society will present a free program Feb. 18 at 1 pm at the Kress Pavilion: “The History of Supper Clubs in Wisconsin and Door County.” Wisconsin became the true home of the supper club, loosely defined as a usually family-owned restaurant with a bar specializing in brandy cocktails, a separate dining […]

  • Celebrating Winter Week on Washington Island

    Celebrating Winter and Fish Derby, held Feb. 9-17, is a weeklong celebration of ice and snow with food, fun, adventure and entertainment on Washington Island. Sponsored by the Washington Island Chamber of Commerce, the event calendar is anchored in several main events. Anglers who dare to venture onto the ice to get “the big one” […]

  • Union Supper Pub, appetizer, Door County, Door County restaurants, dining out, Valentine's Day

    Cold Weather, Hot Date: Five places for a cozy night out

    Winter has truly hit the peninsula and we are now in the height of hibernation. Many businesses and restaurants have opted to shutter up for the remainder of winter for some savored downtime before spring nears. This means restaurant selections have narrowed and hours have slimmed, but you can still venture out and find plenty […]

  • Eating All the Pasta at Trixie’s

    Once a week during the quiet season, Trixie’s Chef Ryan Klawitter looks forward to spending a whole night cooking one of his favorite foods: pasta. The weekly tradition of Monday Pasta Night at Trixie’s in Ephraim means the standard menu is shifted into a noodle-heavy version, with weekly variances based on ingredient availability and the […]

  • Five Essentials for Your Thanksgiving Table

    Organic Turkey from Greens N Grains or Waseda Farms First things first, you’re going to need a tasty turkey! Waseda Farms and Greens N Grains are offering organic and free-range turkey options. It is recommended to call ahead for availability as the birds are limited and first come, first serve. Waseda Farms has whole birds […]