Category: Food & Drink

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.

  • An Afternoon of Wine and Romance at Orchard Country Winery

    Sample great writing and great wine as six of the region’s best romance novelists come together for a late afternoon of wine and romance. Join authors Valerie Clarizio, Patti Fiala, Virginia McCullough, Steve Mitchell, Mary Grace Murphy, and Barbara Raffin at Lautenbach’s Orchard Country Winery, 9197 Hwy. 42, Fish Creek, on October 2, 4 – […]

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    Cheers!: PC Police Pick on the Wrong Skull Splitter

      A few years back, the PC police tried to lower the boom on Skull Splitter, a big malty ale from the Orkney Brewery. It’s a beer that has been revered by beer enthusiasts for as long as I can remember. The complaint by the PC police was that the name implied violence and trumpeted […]

  • News Bulletin: Ahnapee Brewery Earns Silver Medal at Great American Beer Festival

    WHAT HAPPENED Ahnapee Brewery was first put on the map in 1868 when sales of “the foaming beverage” were in high demand by Civil War veterans. The newly revived brewery was put on the map last weekend for a second time on a national level by the Great American Beer Festival (GABF), where only 274 […]

  • Marnie’s: Stepping Into Tradition

    Anne Mueller and her family are taking over an institution in Southern Door, no easy challenge in a community of habit.

  • Modern Day Drifters, Pumpkin Palooza, Haunted Mansions & More Weekend Plans

    The first weekend of one of the favorite months on the peninsula is almost here and as expected, the county will be filled with Autumn festivities, pumpkins, scary tours and fall foliage. Are you ready for it? Thursday, Oct. 1 Door County Half Marathon Registration Opens The ninth annual Door County Half Marathon will return […]

  • Epicenter of Island Life: Nelsen’s Hall and Bitters Pub

    At Nelsen’s Hall and Bitters Pub, anyone can join the club that got Island drinkers through the dry years.

  • Registration Open for St. Norbert Workshops

    St. Norbert College Language Services will hold the following events in October for the general public: Norwegian Heritage workshop: Oct. 5, 6-8 pm, on the St. Norbert campus. For those planning to travel to Norway or simply interested in learning more about the country’s culture and heritage. The cost is $30 per person, $25 for […]

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    Door County Brewing Co.’s Silurian Stout with Vanilla Available Oct. 1

    Door County Brewing Company is excited to announce the award-winning Silurian Stout with Vanilla will be available Oct. 1. Head brewer Danny McMahon’s milk stout recipe took home the St. Paul’s People’s Choice Award at this year’s St. Paul Summer Beer Fest. “We were very happy to announce Door County Brewing Co. as this year’s […]

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    The Cheese Insider: Fun Dairy Facts

    by Michael Thomas We all know that Wisconsin is the king of cheesemaking in North America. Our dairy dominance and the economic impact of this industry in our state are hard for anyone to dispute. Although the total number of dairy farms in Wisconsin continues to shrink, the total number of cows and the milk […]

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    Celebrating Stinky Cheese: Wisconsin Cheese Masters Holds Inaugural Stinkfest

    Stinkfest is the name Jim Pionkoski of Wisconsin Cheese Masters in Egg Harbor is calling a special cheese tasting he will host on Saturday. This will be the first time in five years of business that he will provide samples to customers of Limburger and its cousin, aged brick, but it will be outdoors instead […]

  • Lace ‘Em Up at the Hey Hey 5K

    There’s a new fun run coming to Baileys Harbor Sept. 26 to kick off the Baileys Harbor Autumnfest weekend. The Hey Hey 5k will start and end at the Door County Brewing Co. taproom at 8 am, and all runners get some great swag for joining the inaugural event. Each participant will receive a special […]

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    Grape Harvesters Needed at Parallel 44

    Parallel 44 Vineyard and Winery has announced a call for harvesters. This opportunity is a lot of fun and only happens once a year. This year, Parallel 44 will harvest on Sept. 26, Oct. 3, 5 & 10. They’re looking for about 15 to 20 people to help on each of the three days. Harvesting […]

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    Celebrate the Season at Fall Harvest Fest

    Lautenbach’s Orchard Country Winery & Market will host its annual Fall Harvest Fest on Sept. 26, 10 am – 5 pm, with complimentary tasting of its wines, local micro brews and specialty foods. The fun also includes fresh-picked apples, free guided winery tours – every hour from 10 am – 4 pm; and two delicious […]

  • Paul Santoriello Wins First in Pesto Festo for Mojito Pesto

    The Taste of the Garden Door and Pesto Festo were celebrated on Sept. 12 at the Peninsular Agricultural Research Station just north of Sturgeon Bay on Hwy 42. More than 300 visitors shared the experience and visited various gardens, toured the grounds, tasted vegetables from the garden and other culinary delights. Winners of the Pesto […]

  • Donate Your Deer

    Hunters can help feed needy people throughout Wisconsin this fall by taking these simple steps: Donate any legally harvested deer by dropping it off at a participating processor by Jan. 31, 2016. Prior to donating the deer, field dress and register it and write your confirmation number on the carcass tag. Handle the carcass as […]

  • “Mushrooms Galore” at Savory Spoon Cooking School

    Fall is a good season to take a cooking class as Savory Spoon Cooking School has an international cooking class as well as a feature class on mushrooms. On Sept. 26 at 6 pm, travel the world during “In Good Tastes.” In this class you will learn to make mayonnaise, custard and some poaching tips […]

  • Cheers!: Big Footprint to Fill

    I think it takes a lot of chutzpah to name yourself after the greatest lake in the world. After all, Lake Superior is a big name to live up to. So, beers from the Lake Superior Brewing Co. of Duluth, Minn., better be big, bold and, well, superior. I started my Lake Superior journey with […]

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    Spice Band Takes the Stage at Pumpkinmania!

    The Lodge at Leathem Smith welcomes the Spice Band to the stage on Sept. 26 at the second annual Pumpkinmania! The Spice Band traces their beginnings to 1964 and has opened for a number of iconic acts. A partial list includes The Crickets (Buddy Holly’s band), The Buckinghams, Gary Puckett & The Union Gap, The […]

  • AC Tap: A Tavern Less Traveled

    The AC Tap started as a farmer’s bar, but to many locals and visitors alike, Door County wouldn’t be Door County without it.

  • The Bayside Tavern: Door County’s Great Equalizer

    While there are many bars on the peninsula in which everyone will know your name, it’s the Bayside that feels most like Cheers.