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.

  • 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.

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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.