Category: Retail

  • 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 […]

  • Goose & Twigs Announces a New Dining Concept: Vivir

    The green lodging establishment Goose & Twigs in Sister Bay, which opened in the spring of 2019 with an attached coffee shop and marketplace, is reinventing the dining portion of the business. With the assistance of its newly hired chef, Cait Ciaccio, Goose & Twigs owners Gustavo and Renata Gallardo are reshaping their business to […]

  • Get Real Cafe Reaches 5-Year Milestone

    In September, Get Real Cafe marked the five-year anniversary of its opening on Sturgeon Bay’s west side. For owner and operator Veronica Ripp, the cafe has been a childhood dream come true. After growing up in the Sturgeon Bay supper-club atmosphere, her career has come full circle, and she has more in store for her […]

  • Kick Coffee’s Creative & Locally Sourced Cuisine

    The story began with great coffee, but it has grown to incorporate so much more at Kick Coffee in Sturgeon Bay. The cozy cafe opened in 2001, becoming the city’s first dedicated coffee shop. Two years before that, Colectivo Coffee got its start in Milwaukee, and Kick began sourcing from Colectivo to serve its roasted […]

  • This Weekend in Door: Pumpkin Patch, Apple Fest & Lighthouse Festival

    Fall festivals are back and it’s a busy weekend in Door County! Outside of the big events, there’s still a lot on the calendar too, with live music, theater, art galleries, markets and outdoor spaces to explore. Pumpkin Patch Weekend in Egg Harbor One of the great weekends for family fun in Door County returns […]

  • Veteran Carl Releases Second Cookbook

    Carl dedicated his first cookbook to the nonprofit SALUTE, which helps veterans and their families, and now he’s created a second cookbook called Carl’s Cookbook II: Tasty Start and Sweet Finish. It offers more than 100 appetizer and dessert recipes, with some submitted by special guests, including Chicago Cubs announcer Pat Hughes; the “Barefoot Contessa,” […]

  • NutMeg Spice Delights with From-Scratch Bakery and More

    Cookies, croissants, cake pops and pies – oh, my! NutMeg Spice Bakery and Cafe in downtown Sturgeon Bay is a haven for homemade bakery goodies that rely on old-fashioned recipes and from-scratch preparation. The enterprise is the creation of owner and baker Megan Jutrzonka, who has come to call Sturgeon Bay home since the business […]

  • Uncle Tom’s: This Schoolhouse Rocks with Candy

    by Craig Clayton for the Peninsula Pulse Carrying bags full of tasty loot, a 40-something brother and sister, their spouses and their mom strolled out of Uncle Tom’s Newport School Candies. “I have peanut brittle, pancake mix, milk-chocolate caramel-cashew sea-salt bark …” said Val (Stahl) Edwards of Sister Bay as she approached her father, who […]

  • A New Era of Dining in Door

    Door County: a sliver of the Midwest that’s synonymous with endless, sunny shores and an ambience of relaxation. Yet despite being a haven of natural beauty and landscapes for summer vacationers for more than a century, the dining scene has been a bit of an afterthought. It’s not hard to understand why: after a day […]

  • Flannel John Cookbooks Relocates to Sturgeon Bay

    Flannel John Cookbooks ( has moved its headquarters to Sturgeon Bay. What started in 2012 as a collection of recipes for cooking-impaired friends at deer camp has now grown to 70 titles, with more on the way. The series covers topics for campers, RVers, college students, tailgaters, bacon lovers, burger fans, hot dog nuts, jerky […]

  • Firefly Outfitters: A Specially Curated Library of Wine

    Firefly Outfitters is like walking into a well-loved bookstore, except instead of shelves full of books, there is carefully curated wine; instead of searching by genres and new releases, you’ll browse by countries of import and grape varietals. Having relied primarily on word-of-mouth promotion since opening in 2016, the shop flies slightly under the radar, […]

  • Discover Wisconsin Highlights Door County on August 10

    The Discover Wisconsin ( tourism TV show will shine a spotlight on some of Wisconsin’s best restaurants and retailers in the “Sip. Savor. Shop. Wisconsin.” episode, which will air Aug. 10, 10 am, on Fox Sports Wisconsin. It’s also available on Roku, Smart TV, Amazon Fire, Chromecast, Apple TV and at Co-host Mariah Haberman kicks […]

  • Cherry Festival July 27 at Seaquist Orchards

    Seaquist Orchards Farm Market ( is holding its Cherry Festival on July 27, 11 am – 3 pm. There will be a pit-spit competition, dunk tank, jump house, live music by the Mecan River Ramblers, On the Fritz concessions vendor, face painting, bubbles, coloring contest, pie-eating competitions (11:45 am – 12:15 pm) and water-balloon toss […]

  • Algoma’s National Treasure: Bearcat’s Fish House

    Algoma, a lakeside city roughly 20 miles south of Sturgeon Bay, is where the Ahnapee River runs into Lake Michigan. The area serves as an access point for plenty of avid anglers, and the port is known as one of the greatest on the Great Lakes for sport fishing. In fact, Algoma is home to […]

  • Hatch Harbor Elixirs: A Winning Winter Cocktail Combo

    Recently I witnessed a bartender “dry shake” ingredients in order to create a beautiful, creamy-looking cocktail with a frothy head. Ever since, I’ve been itching to try the technique myself. “Dry shaking” involves vigorously shaking an egg white with chosen cocktail ingredients in a cocktail shaker sans ice, preferably at room temperature. This ensures the […]

  • Cold Climate Farms Pairs Produce with Brewery

    Every Thursday through the end of September you will find a bountiful display of fresh produce at the front steps of the Door County Brewing Co. Taproom and Music Hall. The farmers market is organized by local growers Ben Blohoweak and Sarah McCarty of Cold Climate Farms and was started after an invitation was extended […]

  • Door Peninsula Winery Introduces Four Cider Varieties

    Door Peninsula Winery has ventured into cider making with the release of four varieties:  Cherry Mimosa, Perry, Modern Cider and Heritage Cider. All four are exclusively made with Door County-grown apples and cherries or Wisconsin-grown pears. “It’s a return to Carlsville’s roots,” said head Door Peninsula Winemaker Allan Hyland. “Before prohibition, Carlsville produced more than […]

  • Girl Scout Cookies Still for Sale in Sister Bay

    Girl Scout Troops 4356 and 4369 from Gibraltar Elementary School will hold two Girl Scout cookie booths for people to buy more Girl Scout cookies. The troops will sell March 10, 10 am – 2 pm at Shopko in Sister Bay and March 17, 10 am – 2 pm at Piggly Wiggly in Sister Bay. […]