Category: Dining

  • 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.

  • Bits and Bites: This Cafe Is All Fun and Games

    We’re in the midst of a new Age of Board Games, and now Door County enthusiasts will have another spot where they can check out the latest options and grab their morning coffee.  The Gnoshery, 23 N. 3rd Ave. in Sturgeon Bay, had a soft opening last month and is busy putting the finishing touches […]

  • Server of the Week: Abbi Sitte

    Abbi Sitte @ Analog Ice Cream and Coffee, 10649 N. Bay Shore Dr. in Sister Bay Whether you’re ordering coffee, lemonade, cookies or ice cream, Abbi’s service is as great as it seems. She’s ready for work bright and early with the morning sun, But after work, you’ll find her soaking up sunshine for fun. […]

  • Bits & Bites: Treat Your Tastebuds from Brunch to Dessert

    All Brunch, All the Time at Vivir Goose & Twigs in Sister Bay is kicking up its food offerings with Vivir, serving beer, wine, frozen margaritas and more, plus breakfast and brunch staples and authentic Mexican favorites such as barbacoa tacos. Vivir follows the same eco-friendly ideology of Goose & Twigs, the green lodging at […]

  • Bits & Bites: BBQ at DCBC Eats, A New (Shiny) Moon and more

    BBQ at DCBC Eats DCBC Eats – Door County Brewing Co.’s new casual-food venture, which is attached to its outdoor beer garden in Baileys Harbor – is now open. The former Bearded Heart building was used as a guest house during the winter, but now it’s a spot for serving casual food all summer long. Think […]

  • Bits & Bites: Cherry Hut Gives Nod to Nostalgia, Grasse’s New Vibe & MAX Opens Updated Bar

    MAX Is Gearing Up for a Food Frenzy MAX at Maxwelton Braes opened recently with a refreshed bar and outdoor space, and this summer, it will host numerous local chefs and dining opportunities. Expect a weekly fish fry by the Sister Bay Bowl; food-truck visits from Lumberjack’s Taco Shack, Wally’s Weenie Wagon and Great Lakes […]

  • Chives Food Trucks are Back, Faster Than Ever

    Chives has cultivated a progressive menu with distinctive ingredients and a relaxing, take-your-time approach to an evening out in its Baileys Harbor dining room. Last year, restrictions on indoor dining forced J.R. Schoenfeld – who owns both Chives and Barringer’s in Fish Creek – to reinvent the restaurants’ business models again and again.  One reinvention was to […]

  • Bits & Bites: Fat Belly is Back, Bearded Heart Beats Again

    Fat Belly Is Back Fat Belly, 10621 N. Highland Road in Sister Bay, opened last week with an updated menu. Following the success of its weekly Mac Mondays last year, mac & cheese specialties are now menu staples, including the three-cheese truffle, chicken bacon ranch, and barbecue mac with Door Karma bacon. Dining by the […]

  • Make Mother’s Day last all weekend long

    This weekend will be the first time my mother and I have been together on Mother’s Day since she became a grandmother. A proper celebration is definitely in order to mark the occasion, so I set out to find some unusual and memorable options for Mother’s Day treats and dining around the county. Boy, did […]

  • Bits and Bites: Fish Creek Market Braves the Winter

    Norzwich lovers can rejoice that the new owners of the Fish Creek Market are planning to stay open through the winter. The market has been closed during the winter for several years, but Stephen and Cristina Jones, who took over the space in March, will be open six days a week, closing only on Wednesdays […]

  • Now Serving: Curbside Soup at Grasse’s Grill

    When Grasse’s Grill closed early in August because of the challenges of the pandemic, co-owner Jess Grasse found herself sorely missing her connection with customers. To meet a bit of that need, she created a way to sell some favorite soups by taking advance orders and planning a contactless pickup service for customers on Saturdays.  […]

  • Thyme Cuisine Says Farewell to Maxwelton Braes to Focus on Catering

    At the end of the 2020 season, the proprietors of Thyme Cuisine & Catering will cease serving at the restaurant located at Maxwelton Braes Lodge in Baileys Harbor and transition to catering full time from their live/work space in Sister Bay. Thyme Cuisine has been serving at Maxwelton Braes since 2017 while continuing to operate […]

  • Thyme Catering: A Q&A with Owners and Chefs Tonda Gagliardo and Karl Bradley

    When Gagliardo and Bradley came to Door County in 1995 after hearing about the seasonal cooking scene from a neighbor in Michigan, they couldn’t have predicted that 25 years later, they would run one of the largest catering operations in the county, serving 25-30 weddings a year, and operating a seasonal fine-dining restaurant at Maxwelton […]

  • Bits & Bites: Fall Food

    Menus are changing along with the weather, so now is the time to revisit local establishments to see what’s new for fall – in a safe and socially distanced way, of course. Spicy, warm, rich and hearty come to mind when thinking about autumn dining and drinking, and there’s plenty to discover across the county. Here’s […]

  • The Jamaican Door Releases Cherry Jerk Sauce

    The Jamaican Door, a local family business, has launched a new product that marries Jamaican and Door County tastes and cultures in one flavorful sauce: Cherry Jerk Sauce.  “As we hail from such different places, we’ve always been passionate about bringing our cultures and backgrounds together to create something truly unique and representative of us […]

  • 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 […]