Category: Dining

  • Your Summer Lobster Roll is at Harbor Fish Market

    Although we aren’t surrounded by the salty waters of the ocean here in Door County, you can still indulge in the coastal favorite sandwich of the summer: the lobster roll.  Several places throughout the peninsula serve a lobster roll, but last week I tried Harbor Fish Market in Baileys Harbor, which is known for its […]

  • Spritz: a New Pop-Up Concept at Goose & Twigs

    Goose & Twigs Lodging in Sister Bay has debuted a new food-and-drink concept called Spritz to attract guests coming and going on Friday and Saturday evenings. The idea is modeled after the Italian aperitivo: a few hours between the end of the workday and before dinner that are filled with nibbling on snacks and sipping […]

  • The Filling Station at Husby’s Opens Serving Frozen Cocktails

    Next door to Husby’s Garage, you’ll now find the Filling Station, a frozen-drink bar with an attached open-air lounge area and front patio with bar seating. Its name is a nod to the history of the building, which was once a Standard Service gasoline filling station before becoming an ice cream shop for the last […]

  • ‘Simply Cuban’ Serving Authentic Cuban Food Lakeside

    Simply Cuban Food Truck and Florian II’s HarBar Open in Baileys Harbor Zulema (Sue) and David Greco have opened a new food truck in Baileys Harbor called Simply Cuban. Sue, who is from Havana, Cuba, grew up eating traditional Cuban food and learned her recipes from her parents.  “I’ve always wanted to do this,” she […]

  • Let’s Pack a Picnic!

    Picnics are having a moment. Now is a great time to take your mealtime out of doors because it’s easier than ever to get takeout – thanks to the increased availability and ease of ordering – and Door County has seemingly endless options for places where you can perch to chow down. Plus, keeping your distance […]

  • Bits and Bites: Aronia Berries, the DisOnyx, Tap Cocktails and More Carhop

    Discourse Coffee’s DisOnyx Supports Black Lives Matter Before Discourse Coffee even opened its doors in 2017, owner Ryan Castelez contacted Arkansas coffee roaster Onyx Coffee Lab to propose a collaboration. Born out of that partnership was the DisOnyx, a refreshing, revitalizing iced-coffee drink.  “We developed this recipe together over the phone and through email, and […]

  • Bits & Bites: Fat Belly Bowls and Burritos

    Welcome, Fat Belly Bowls and Burritos  Luke Danger Boss, Ryan Dimmitt and Sam Lindsley have combined their restaurant experience to open Fat Belly Bowls and Burritos: a fun, approachable, fast-and-fresh food option in Sister Bay that’s focused on burritos. “The name and logo were a collaboration of all of our ideas that snowballed into what […]

  • 2020 Door County New Food & Drink

    Bangkok Asian Takeout, 7778 Hwy 42, Egg Harbor Fresh Asian takeout from the Mojo Restaurant Group will eventually be located at the old Villaggio’s location in Juddville. For now, order from its pop-up location at Mojo Rosa’s in Egg Harbor. Bearded Heart, 8093 Hwy 57, Baileys Harbor The coffee shop that had been located in […]

  • Bits and Bites: Scaturo’s Adds House-Made Kringles to the Menu

    Scaturo’s Adds Kringles to Bakery Menu Scaturo’s in Sturgeon Bay is now serving kringles: Wisconsin’s official state pastry (yes, it’s really a thing). The Scandinavian baked good is a type of sweet, flaky, filled pastry that’s served for breakfast or as a dessert.  Asked how this new item came about, co-owner Rob Scaturo said, “Honestly, […]

  • Outward Bound: Restaurants and Cafes Ramp Up Their Outdoor Spaces

    Al fresco drinking and dining have been on the rise during the last decade, giving customers the popular choice of enjoying the summer weather while they eat and imbibe.  Now, though, with heightened concerns about the spread of the coronavirus in confined spaces, the outdoor dining experience is poised to get another big boost this […]

  • Bits & Bites: Door County Creamery Focuses on Online Connection

    The Sister Bay cheesemaker and restaurant Door County Creamery, 10653 N. Bay Shore Dr., has opened its season with a new, online, user-friendly ordering system. Customers are encouraged to place orders at, where they’ll find the full menu, a selection of fresh chèvres and hard cheeses, wine, handcrafted soap and other creamery products.  Orders […]

  • Bits and Bites: Bearded Heart Debuts New Digs

    Baileys Harbor’s tiniest coffee shop isn’t so tiny anymore. Bearded Heart announced that it was moving from its original location in a small building next door to Door County Brewing Co. in January, and it’s now moved into a larger building down the street that was previously the headquarters of Door Shakespeare.  After some remodeling, […]

  • Farmers’ Markets Reformatted

    Door County is home to a variety of wonderful farmers’ markets, with one held somewhere nearly every day of the week. I’m happy to report that these markets will continue this season, albeit with new restrictions and regulations meant to help keep all participants safe and healthy.  The primary change is that the markets will […]

  • Curbside and Carryout: Dining’s Changed Spaces

    Since mid-March, Door County’s dining establishments have had to adopt – and adapt to – the Safer at Home order by switching to carryout service only. Now, as the summer season approaches and reopening begins, they’re evolving again to meet new standards of operation. For better or worse, the traditional dining space has changed, and with it […]

  • Bits and Bites: Prince of Pierogi Plans Grand Opening

    Prince of Pierogi Opens in Ephraim Ephraim is now home to the “only Polish restaurant in Door County dedicated to pierogi: Poland’s most iconic comfort food.” Located in the Shorewood Village Shops on Water Street, the new restaurant will offer outdoor dining and takeout starting May 26.  Pierogi – filled dumplings with sweet or savory […]

  • Sample Cheese and Wine to Support Southern Door Agriculture Scholarships

    Tickets for the 2020 Door County Wine and Cheese Gala, presented by the Southern Door FFA Alumni, are now on sale for this elegant event, to be held March 13, 6-9 pm, at Mr. G’s Logan Creek Grille, 5890 Hwy 57 in Sturgeon Bay.  Attendees can enjoy wine from six award-winning local wineries, an assortment […]

  • Find Foodie Fun during Fish Creek’s Winterfest Weekend

    The annual Winterfest gathering is drawing near! Now in its 33rd year, Fish Creek’s longest-standing tradition – and Door County’s most quirky winter event – features live music, goofy games, the entertaining stumpf-fiddle contest, a spectacular fireworks display and some delicious foodie attractions, including the Smokin’ Hot Chili Cook-off and the All Things Chocolate fundraiser. And outside […]

  • Clover & Ash Now Open in Baileys Harbor

    Former Yum Yum Tree is revived as American-Asian kitchen and public house Baileys Harbor is now home to Clover & Ash: a new restaurant and pub from the Wild Restaurant Concepts group. Starting up in what was most recently the Yum Yum Tree, a candy and ice cream shop, the new lunch and dinner location […]

  • Crate: Door County’s Sushi Hot Spot

    In the heart of Sturgeon Bay, on 3rd Avenue, you’ll find Crate: the area’s best sushi restaurant. The American-Asian restaurant opened five years ago this month, filling the vacant niche of a sushi-oriented establishment. And during the years since opening, it has become well known for its wide variety of sushi options, excellent fresh seafood, […]

  • 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 […]