• This Weekend in Door County: Marina Fest, Sausage Fest & Wilderness Day

    Sister Bay Marina Fest All weekend long join the festival of fun in Sister Bay where you can find live music, kids’ carnival, food vendors, a vintage boat show and fireworks. See the full schedule here. Sausage Fest at One Barrel Brewing Company Find an Oktoberfest beer tent from One Barrel Brewing Co., hot sausages […]

  • Dinner in the Vineyard to Feature Matt Poole

    Matt Poole of Hotel Washington will prepare the entrée this year for this year’s five-course Dinner in the Vineyard, Aug. 29 on Washington Island. “I don’t always get to be there with guests while they are enjoying their meal,” he said. “I’m excited to be able to share a meal, especially at Gathering Ground, which […]

  • An Introduction to the Lobster Roll

    Although Door County is known for freshwater fishing and the resulting bounty of whitefish, that doesn’t mean you can’t also find some saltwater favorites on menus around the peninsula. One of these summertime staples – the lobster roll – is better known on the nation’s northeast coast, where lobster can be bought straight from the trap. According […]

  • Few Seats Available for Washington Island’s Dinner in the Vineyard

    Only a few seats remain for the Aug. 29 Dinner in the Vineyard on Washington Island. This benefit for the Gathering Ground farm – an innovative, nonprofit farm founded in 2016 to gather people together to celebrate, learn about and practice regenerative agriculture – gathers top chefs from the island and peninsula for a magical night among […]

  • Sturgeon Bay Chef to Appear on Food Network

    Emilie Rose Bishop will appear on Guy Fieri’s Guy’s Grocery Games on Aug. 28, 8 pm, on the Food Network.  Bishop recently moved from Chicago to Sturgeon Bay to join the Union Supper Pub as its executive chef/partner – a move that takes her full circle because she began her culinary career as a dishwasher when […]

  • Food Trucks and Floaties at Anclam Beach

    No shoes, no shirts, no problem! Celebrate the food-truck scene in Baileys Harbor during Food Trucks and Floaties ( on Aug. 17, 11 am – 4 pm. Enjoy offerings from local food-truck vendors – Chives’ Harbor Pizza and Harbor Griddle & Grill trucks, the Lumberjack Taco Shack, Wally’s Weenie Wagon and Ohana Hospitality – and […]

  • DC Historical Society Dinner to Host Jim Draeger

    The Door County Historical Society will host – and Jim Draeger will present – the monthly dinner program Bottoms Up on Aug. 26, 6 pm, at the Institute Saloon, 4599 Hwy 57 in Sturgeon Bay.  Wisconsin native Draeger is a co-author of the national-award-winning books Fill ’er Up: The Glory Days of Wisconsin Gas Stations and […]

  • Savory Spoon Offering Kids Cooking Classes

    The Savory Spoon Cooking School in Ellison Bay is on a mission to teach young people about the joy and value of cooking through an interactive, fun learning experience. Classes are appropriate for kids ages seven to 13.  Retired teacher Jane Tomich will be the instructor for the summer’s last class, offered Aug. 20, 9:30 […]

  • 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, […]