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  • Red Oak Winery Opens at New Location

    A new wine-tasting room has opened in Carlsville. Red Oak Winery owners Gigi and Andy Wagener have moved from their operation at 3017 Enterprise Dr. in Sturgeon Bay to 5781 Hwy 42 in Carlsville.  The winery opened in 2004 and had been at the previous location since 2012. The new tasting room opened officially on […]

  • Cultured DC Creates Sourdough, Other Fermented Foods

    There’s a new sourdough culture in the county, and we have the COVID-19 pandemic to thank because it allowed baker Mattea Fischer to devote herself to building her new business.  “I found myself without a full-time job, and I’m very privileged to have benefited in some small way as I was forced to create a […]

  • Blackbird Bake Shop Offers Custom Cakes, Cupcakes

    Professionally trained baker and pastry chef Sara Unkefer has opened her own business in the space where Cloud Nine had been on County Q between Baileys Harbor and Sister Bay. The new venture, Blackbird Bake Shop, is not currently open to the public, but it is open for custom cake and cupcake orders.  Unkefer, who […]

  • Lil Diablas Popping Up with Frozen Treats

    Claire Erickson has handmade ice cream and other frozen treats to soothe your summer cravings for something cool at her Lil Diablas frozen-pop stand. Erickson crafts these delicious treats herself using mostly local ingredients and creative flavor combinations.  “My passions are art and food, so I decided to blend the two together to create beautiful, […]

  • Kick Ash Coffee Celebrates One Year

    On July 2, Kick Ash celebrated its one-year anniversary in its new space at the corner of Highway 42 and Mink River Road in Ellison Bay. Kick Ash produces artisan granola, freshly roasted coffee and gluten-free bakery items, and it sells fun and creative gifts. The current location offers comfortable seating inside in the renovated […]

  • 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 […]

  • Turtle Ridge Showcases Asian-Inspired Apparel

    Chie Okada is a designer who was born and raised in Japan, has lived in Japan and America as an adult, and today resides in Hawaii. She creates Asian-inspired apparel collections for global women in free-size silhouettes, fitting women size 6 to 18. In collaboration with another Japanese designer, Okada chooses a motif from the […]

  • 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, […]

  • 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 creameryeats.com, 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 […]

  • Bea’s Ho-Made Makes Food & Wine List

    The prestigious foodie publication Food & Wine recently released a list of 100 great bakeries that deserve support during this challenging time. Bea’s Ho-Made Products in Ellison Bay was included as “an essential part of the Door County experience for roughly half a century.” You can read the full mention and see the full list […]

  • To Improve Nutrition and Taste, Cook with Organic Herbs and Spices

    You probably already know about the health benefits of eating organic food, but what about the herbs and spices you use in your cooking? Many people overlook this area of their pantry, but the quality of the herbs and spices you use is just as important as the quality of the other food you eat. […]

  • Kim Jensen on Pink Bakery: From Sweet Treats to Creative Catering

    Egg Harbor’s Pink Bakery has established itself as a local bakery that offers not only delicious sugary treats, but also coveted catering capabilities. Owner and chef Kim Jensen finds her creative culinary outlet in the catering side of the business while lead baker and decorator Cathy Henry wows customers with custom-baked cakes and desserts. Jensen […]

  • Siren Shrub Wins with Seaquist Cherries

    Siren Shrub Company of Stevens Point earned the award for innovative local sourcing during the recent, sixth annual Feast Local Foods Marketplace, which an estimated 1,500 visitors and nearly 100 vendors from Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa attended. Siren Shrubs are flavorful concentrates made from organic apple cider, vinegar, fresh fruits, roots and herbs, and sweetened […]

  • Five Superfoods to Sustain You This Winter

    Are you already stuck in the gloom and doom of winter? Fantasizing about sunshine and 70-degree days? We all have a tendency to get a little down when the cold and snow start rolling in, but sometimes the best way to beat winter is to embrace it. And because there’s no better way to embrace […]