• Chef Mitzi Tompkins’ Feel-Good Food at Trixie’s

    As seasons change, so do menus, and Trixie’s new winter menu highlights the spice-infused, Asian-influenced approach of their head chef, Mitzi Tompkins. It’s an exciting moment for Tompkins, who will be celebrating two years with Trixie’s, having gone from sous chef to head chef, a role she stepped into this past summer.  The menu, which […]

  • Mink River Basin’s Burger and a Brew Night

    If you’ve ever had a chance to “give ’er at the river,” you already know that you can count on the Mink River Basin – Door County’s northernmost sports bar – to be a place with a laid-back atmosphere and a great drink selection where you can watch the Packers, Brewers, Badgers and Bucks. It’s also open […]

  • New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day Events

    Ring in 2020 with celebratory events throughout Door County! With live music, polar bear plunges, nature hikes and more, there are many and various ways to welcome the new year on the peninsula. Home for the Holidays 2019 Northern Sky’s Gould Theater, Fish Creek Reunite with Northern Sky favorites Eric Lewis, Katie Dahl and Rich […]

  • Five Superfoods to Sustain You This Winter

    Are you already stuck in the gloom and doom of winter? Fantasizing about sunshine and 70-degree days? We all have a tendency to get a little down when the cold and snow start rolling in, but sometimes the best way to beat winter is to embrace it. And because there’s no better way to embrace […]

  • Kick Ash Gluten Free

    Gluten-Free Holiday Cookie Recipes

    Now that it’s December and Thanksgiving has come and gone, those who celebrate Christmas can officially start preparing. That may include planning to welcome family members and other guests who live a gluten-free lifestyle with delicious recipes that will satisfy and please everyone.  Of course, the internet offers plenty of gluten-free recipes to try, but […]

  • Goose & Twigs Announces a New Dining Concept: Vivir

    The green lodging establishment Goose & Twigs in Sister Bay, which opened in the spring of 2019 with an attached coffee shop and marketplace, is reinventing the dining portion of the business. With the assistance of its newly hired chef, Cait Ciaccio, Goose & Twigs owners Gustavo and Renata Gallardo are reshaping their business to […]

  • Get Real Cafe Reaches 5-Year Milestone

    In September, Get Real Cafe marked the five-year anniversary of its opening on Sturgeon Bay’s west side. For owner and operator Veronica Ripp, the cafe has been a childhood dream come true. After growing up in the Sturgeon Bay supper-club atmosphere, her career has come full circle, and she has more in store for her […]

  • Lodge at Leathem Smith Hosting First Thanksgiving Dinner Buffet

    Dine at The Lodge at Leathem Smith during its first Thanksgiving dinner buffet on Nov. 28, 1-6 pm, or order Thanksgiving dinner to pick up and serve at home.  Chefs Neller Card and Nicki Himebauch will serve plates full of flavorful Thanksgiving classics, including oven-roasted turkey, maple-and-bourbon-glazed carrots, baked mac and cheese, green beans, bread […]

  • Scaturo’s: 25 Years of Dining in Sturgeon Bay

    If you’re familiar with the dining scene in Sturgeon Bay, chances are you’re familiar with Scaturo’s.  Robert and JoAnne Scaturo’s family-owned restaurant does it all: breakfast, lunch, dinner, bakery, catering, fresh take-home food, a traditional fish boil and even a seasonal food truck called Scat’s Got Your Tongue. This spring marked the start of the […]

  • Weekly Luncheon Club to Benefit Climate Change at Goose & Twigs

    Goose & Twigs, the new Sister Bay restaurant whose menu stresses local foods, sustainability and culinary imagination, is hosting a weekly luncheon club on Wednesdays, 11 am – 2 pm, November through February, to benefit the Climate Change Coalition of Door County. The luncheons will include food, coffee, fun and a brief conversation about climate […]

  • Ohana Hospitality: Rooted in Family, Food and Connection

    Gretchen (Gigi) Geurts and Robert (Robby) Van Egeren compose the chef team of Ohana Hospitality, a newly formed private-catering business that serves Door County. Though the business is new, they are no strangers to the world of cooking and hospitality, both bringing decades of experience to the endeavor. Their approach to food centers around the […]

  • The Art of Brunch at the Whistling Swan

    Brunch is more than a delayed breakfast; brunch is an experience that requires the right amount of leisure – with perhaps a touch of slap happy – that can occur only after an eventful Friday and Saturday. It’s the meal that marks the conclusion of a successful weekend and helps to smooth the path back […]

  • Kick Coffee’s Creative & Locally Sourced Cuisine

    The story began with great coffee, but it has grown to incorporate so much more at Kick Coffee in Sturgeon Bay. The cozy cafe opened in 2001, becoming the city’s first dedicated coffee shop. Two years before that, Colectivo Coffee got its start in Milwaukee, and Kick began sourcing from Colectivo to serve its roasted […]

  • Learn the “History of Brewing” at DCHS’s Monthly Dinner

    Jerry Janiszewski will present “The History of Brewing in Wisconsin” as the Door County Historical Society’s monthly dinner program Oct. 21, 6 pm, at the Sturgeon Bay Moravian Church.  He’ll discuss how 19th-century European immigrants used their farming and brewing skills to build frontier farm breweries, how Wisconsin’s environment helped to make it a brewing […]

  • Cook Mexican Comfort Foods with Savory Spoon

    Savory Spoon Cooking School in Ellison Bay is offering a class on authentic Mexican comfort foods and a culinary trip to Mexico! Gail Rueckl, who has traveled to Mexico to sharpen her skills, will lead the Oct. 11 cooking class. Its menu includes jicama, cucumber and carrot salad; cream of squash flower soup; stuffed zucchini; […]

  • Pumpkin Patch Festival: A Food Preview

    Egg Harbor’s Pumpkin Patch Festival is a favorite event for many reasons: a variety of great kids’ activities, a schedule of lively live music and an array of delicious food and drink offerings. This week in the Palate section, we hope to get you excited about a fun-filled Pumpkin Patch weekend with a foodie preview […]

  • Stage Road Inn’s Famously Good Pizza and Country Charm

    Growing up in a small Wisconsin town, I remember the go-to take-out option for my family, as well for many of our neighbors, was always pizza from the local pizza place. It was first called Paul Revere’s and then changed hands and became Romano’s. Either way, it was always the local hot spot after sports […]

  • The Pub at Fireside Now Open for Fall Football

    The Pub – a new addition to the Fireside restaurant – has opened in Egg Harbor between Spot, a women’s clothing store; and the main entrance to the Fireside on Hwy 42 in downtown Egg Harbor. It features a full cocktail menu, 18 beers on tap, bar seating, high-tops, a pool table and an array […]

  • Celebrate Oktoberfest Door County Style

    Start a new tradition with the Hügel Haus If you have any amount of German heritage – or perhaps you just appreciate a cold fest bier and an enthusiastic polka – it’s the time of year to don your lederhosen and get out the steins for an Oktoberfest celebration. Locations across Wisconsin are happy to […]

  • NutMeg Spice Delights with From-Scratch Bakery and More

    Cookies, croissants, cake pops and pies – oh, my! NutMeg Spice Bakery and Cafe in downtown Sturgeon Bay is a haven for homemade bakery goodies that rely on old-fashioned recipes and from-scratch preparation. The enterprise is the creation of owner and baker Megan Jutrzonka, who has come to call Sturgeon Bay home since the business […]