Category: Dining

  • Viking to Become Blue Bear

    The new owners of the Viking Grill in Ellison Bay will bring a new name and new menu to the location, but breakfast and lunch will still be its staples. Tesa and Joseph Schulte aim to finish renovations and reopen the restaurant as Blue Bear by Memorial Day.  “Just Blue Bear,” Tesa Schulte said, with […]

  • Kitty O’Reilly’s Celebrates St. Pat’s March 12

    Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Kitty O’Reilly’s Irish Pub on March 12, when the restaurant will open for breakfast to serve Irish coffee, Guinness and more before the Sturgeon Bay parade starts at 11 am. An Irish bagpiper will be at Kitty O’Reilly’s, 59 E. Oak St. in Sturgeon Bay, 12-2 pm, with Whiskey Ditch […]

  • Bits & Bites: Winter Brunch Options

    But First, Brunch  Enhance your “Sunday Funday” with these can’t-miss brunch options. From Eggs Benedictto towering Bloodys, mornings just got a little brighter. Chives, 8041 Hwy 57 in BaileysHarbor, serves up classic brunch favorites every Saturday and Sunday, 9 am – 2 pm. View the menu at Kitchen Barons, 23 W. Oak St. in […]

  • Bits & Bites

    Soul Memory Black Lager Is Back A winter beer favorite will return to the Hacienda Beer Co. taproom this weekend after gaining a bit of a cult following after its debut last winter. Reminiscent of a crisp stout, Soul Memory Black Lager features notes of dark chocolate and espresso, as well as subtle hints of […]

  • For the Love of Food

    It’s been said that food is love. If that’s the case, Door County restaurants are serving up plenty of love this weekend through Valentine’s Day-inspired specials, from dinner to dessert to wines. DINNER The Fireside Restaurant7755 Hwy 42 in Egg Harbor Celebrate with your sweetie a couple of days early, on Feb. 12, with The […]

  • Wine Wednesdays

    Bits & Bites: Sweetheart Menu and Wine Wednesdays

    Alexander’s Brings Back Sweetheart Menu  Beginning Feb. 8, Alexander’s will again offer its Sweetheart Menu in addition to its regular menu. This special, four-course meal – appetizer, soup or salad, entrée, dessert and beverage – features a pre-selected assortment of menu items and is available through the end of February at the restaurant at ​​3667 […]

  • Bits & Bites

    Wine Wednesdays at The Dörr Hotel Wine Wednesdays are back at The Dörr Hotel. Each weekly event will showcase a different wine from The Dörr’s extensive wine list that’s usually available by the bottle, poured by the glass for that week only. On Feb. 18 and 19, The Dörr Hotel, 2329 Mill Road in Sister […]

  • Restaurant Group Makes Moves in Door County

    The turnover in Door County’s restaurant scene isn’t slowing down.  Harbor View Grill, the restaurant with rooftop seating overlooking the Egg Harbor Marina, has been purchased by Wausau-based Masgay Restaurants, headed by Mike Masgay. It’s one of several purchases by the group, which has also bought Deer Run Golf Course on Washington Island and Bedrock […]

  • A Glorious Breakfast: Morning Glory opens a second location in Sturgeon Bay

    I love breakfast: classic American diner breakfast food. So much so that at seven months pregnant, I woke up my husband at 5 am so we could drive 30 minutes south to Morning Glory off Highway 57 and be back in time for my 7:30 am work shift. I’ll admit, that morning my pregnancy cravings […]

  • Village Approves Expanded Parking, Storage for One Barrel

    Egg Harbor is finally getting the parking it has long wanted at One Barrel Brewing Company, and owner Peter Gentry is getting a better storage solution for the thriving taproom and restaurant. But the compromise wasn’t easy.  It took several meetings of the village’s plan commission and the review of multiple versions of Gentry’s plans […]

  • Out of the Frying Pan, into the Fire

    Labor shortage squeezes restaurants during busy tourist season As you drive through any of the towns and villages up and down Door County, you’ll see a repetitive sight: “Help Wanted” signs posted in front windows, sometimes accompanied by a polite explanation that the establishment is understaffed and a request for customers’ patience.  Door County isn’t […]

  • 18 New Door County Restaurants to Check out in 2021

    Maybe it was all the downtime people had to dream up new restaurant concepts and business plans during the pandemic’s shelter-in-place days. Maybe it was our eagerness to return to bustling dining rooms, cozy cafes and local hangouts. Maybe it was a desire to try something new and experimental, or a need to make ends […]

  • 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 […]