Happy Fall Fest weekend! Sister Bay’s Fall Fest is one of my favorite weekends, and lucky for me, it has grown to become more of a foodie event with each passing year. This year the fest will feature more than 20 street food vendors each offering their own variety of fall food to hungry and thirsty merrymakers. For myself, these six staple foods have become ingrained in the Fall Fest experience.
- Tomatillo Bloody Mary at CHOP
If you’re a fan of bloody mary’s, you’ll need to give the Tomatillo Bloody a try. CHOP debuted the recipe last year and it is only offered on Fall Fest weekend. Tomatillos are a green variety of fruit similar to the common red tomato, but with a higher acidity and denser center. If you aren’t a fan of the green version, CHOP also has the traditional bloody mary recipe on hand.
- Brat from the Lions Club
Every year the Sister Bay Lions Club holds a fundraiser at Fall Fest by selling brats, Italian sausages, chicken sandwiches and burgers. And each year I make sure to save room for a brat in support of my great uncle Bill Henning who served in the Sister Bay Lions Club for many years. You can see all of the local nonprofits hosting fundraisers in the official 2018 Fall Fest Guide.
- Cheese Curds from Husby’s
You can’t go wrong with warm, crispy and gooey cheese curds from Husby’s Bar and Grill. Whether you’ve had them once or ten thousand times, they are delicious every single time.
- Pretzel from Bier Zot
The grilled pretzels from Bier Zot are nicely sized and a perfectly portable and shareable snack. Pair it with your favorite seasonal brew from the tasty taps at this European-themed gastropub and you’ll be feeling extra Oktoberfest-y.
- 2019 UPDATE: Sadly, Bier Zot is currently closed! Instead, head to Wild Tomato for their breakfast burrito.
- Hurricane from Sister Bay Bowl
Now that you’ve gotten the savory side satisfied, head over to Sister Bay Bowl for a Hurricane. These sweet and boozy speciality cocktails add a tropical touch and a dose of fun to perk up the taste buds. Beware, one too many of these and you’ll think you’re at Mardi Gras.
- Pumpkin Pie in a Cup from Analog
The cherry on top is the pumpkin pie in a cup from Analog Ice Cream & Coffee. This dessert-to-go is warm pumpkin pie filling mixed with chunks of pie crust and topped with whipped cream for the ultimate sweet treat on a chilly day.
Honorable Mentions: Walking Tacos from Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church, Lobster Rolls from Boathouse on the Bay, Beef Tenderloin Sliders from Stabbur Beer Garden and Original Poutine from Door County Creamery.