Get the scoop on Door County food and drink scene, including breweries, restaurants and taverns. From Brussels to Washington Island, we’ve got the latest on what the peninsula’s chefs, bartenders, and artisans are cooking up for you in Door County.

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    Cheers!: Getting Fruity

      Oh, no! It’s happened again…I’ve fallen for another fruity beer. This time it’s a Belgian called Ter Dolen Kriek. The label reads, “Made with 100% real Kriek juice” (that’s Cherry juice in American). On the back label is a beery stained glass image surrounded by the words “Erkend Belgisch Abdijibier” (Certified Belgian Abbey Beer). […]

  • Meet Vera Bradley Co-Founder at Wilkins & Olander

    Wilkins & Olander welcomes Vera Bradley co-founder Barbara Bradley Baekgaard and Vera Bradley Brand Ambassador Joan Bradley Reedy on Oct. 17, 11 am – 3 pm, for an afternoon of sips, sweets and stories. This is a rare opportunity to meet the women behind Vera Bradley, hear their stories, sample fabulous food and raise funds […]

  • Wine:30: Wisconsin American Viticultural Areas

      by Karl Bradley There are three American Viticultural Areas (AVA) in Wisconsin: Lake Wisconsin AVA, Wisconsin Ledge AVA, and the Upper Mississippi River Valley AVA. This week we will take a brief look at each of these local areas.  Lake Wisconsin AVA Lake Wisconsin AVA is the oldest region of the three Wisconsin AVAs. […]

  • The Red Room – the Heart of Sturgeon Bay

    The Red Room is acknowledged by most as the city’s defining bar, if not by itself, then in the company of Poh’s and Greystone.

  • Breadth and Longevity: Birmingham’s

    The lure of Birmingham’s has nothing to do with the bar, and everything to do with the people.

  • When I Learned What Husby’s Meant to Sister Bay

    For former owner Myles Dannhausen, Husby’s was an acquired love, discovered in the depths of a tragic Sister Bay spring.

  • Beer Fest, Bike Ride, Bass Tourney and Cave Tours Make for A Busy Door County Weekend!

    Beer, fishing, bats and bike rides – it’s every outdoors lovers dream weekend in Door County! Here are our top picks for the weekend ahead:

  • Institute Saloon: Keeping the Locals Happy for 120 years

    Co-owner Dennis Schartner says sometimes you can feel history oozing right inside the building. “Oh, yes,” he said. “I’ve seen shadows. It’s made the hair on the back of my neck raise. I’ve had other bartenders at closing time hear strange things that startled them.” You won’t hurt Schartner’s feelings if you don’t believe that […]

  • Fall Challenge Ride Returns Saturday, Sept. 19

    When organizers welcome hundreds of cyclists to Sister Bay, they’ll be creating traditions that benefit Door County for decades.

  • Eating Green: Defining Local

      While Door County residents may have fierce and strict opinions on what defines a person as a local, local food is a little grayer. Before we try to define what local food really means, we first have to understand why the local food movement is so hip in the first place. Beyond the fact […]

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    Charlie’s Smokehouse Turns Whitefish into Gold

    Chris Voight’s workday begins at six o’clock in the morning. He pulls three to four hundred pounds of whitefish, salmon and trout out of cold briny water, and prepares them for smoking; it is the same one his grandfather used when he started the family business, Charlie’s Smokehouse, in 1932. Chris began working in the […]

  • Door County Coffee & Tea Seeks Your Recipes

    For the second consecutive year, Door County Coffee and Tea Co. is seeking recipes made with Door County Coffee from the public with their 2nd Annual Door County Coffee Recipe contest. Anyone who has a recipe creation of their own that uses at least one of the more than 100 varieties of Door County Coffee […]

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    Harbor Ridge Winery Releases 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon

    Harbor Ridge Winery in Egg Harbor has released its 2013 vintage of Cabernet Sauvignon. This medium-bodied wine has been aged 16 months in young French and weathered American oak barrels. It has a toasty soft tannin and smooth finish, sure to delight any red wine aficionado. Come in for a complementary wine tasting Monday through […]

  • Egg Harbor AleFest Returns Sept. 19

    Egg Harbor AleFest is returning for the fourth time on Sept. 19. Once again this year there will be more than 40 brewers and 120 different crafts beers represented. It draws many of the small and independent Wisconsin brewers, like O’so Brewing, Wisconsin Brewing Co., Stone Cellar Brewing, Stillmank and Badger State. The number of […]

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    Cheers!: Happy With a Bent Paddle

      Things got a bit hectic when I paid a recent visit to Duluth. My plans were to hit all the craft breweries in the Twin Ports and try as many beers as I could manage at each. However, you know what they say about making plans… I did bring some local beers home with […]

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    T-Mac Smokin’ Wins Big at Death’s Door BBQ Competition

    In an exciting reprise of their 2012 win, the T-Mac Smokin’ barbecue team from Appleton once again claimed the Grand Championship prize at the 4th annual Death’s Door BBQ (DDBBQ) on Aug. 29 on Washington Island. This year, DDBBQ featured 35 teams from five states, all competing for the coveted 2015 Grand Champion award. Tim’s […]

  • Savory Spoon Offering Labor Day Weekend Classes

    Friends coming for the Labor Day weekend? The Savory Spoon Cooking School has some classes to help prepare for the Labor Day celebrations and to begin the fall season. On Sept. 5 at 9:30 am, join instructor Amy Rebhan and explore tasty salads that are healthy and delicious in “Salads as Savory Meals.” The menu […]

  • Recipes: 4 Great Ways to Use Garlic

    Garlic has been integrated into cuisine from around the world for millennia. It is a basic staple for flavor and depth in just about everything you are cooking. Raw garlic is spicy and will add a funk to your breath; however, when garlic is cooked the flavor is sweetened and softened. In my opinion it […]

  • Recipes: Pumpkins Beyond Pie

    At Halloween, carved pumpkins line sidewalks and porches, but pumpkins are for more than just carving. Pumpkin’s best-known baking use is pie, but fresh pureed pumpkin is versatile and can be cooked in a variety of other ways such as cheesecake, pancakes, and even baby food. How to get started: Pick your pumpkin. Typically, baking […]

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    From a Hobby to a Lifestyle: Grasse Acres Goat Farm

      Before they retired from teaching, Lynne and Don Grasse made journeys from their winter home in Rhinelander each summer to their 15-acre hobby farm north of Ellison Bay, driving a pickup truck that carried crates of poultry and dogs and cats, and pulled a trailer hauling their herd of Nigerian dwarf goats. When they […]