The State of the Food Scene, Nov. 25

Two year-round eateries will offer delivery service this holiday season. Blue Horse Beach Cafe in Fish Creek will deliver to patrons within five miles of the restaurant through Dec. 31. This new option is in addition to takeout and curbside pickup. In announcing the option Nov. 17, the cafe said it “hopes to keep your bellies healthy and full from a distance through the end of the year.” Guests can order by phone at 920.868.1471 or online at

Door County Fire Company has been offering delivery on and off this season, but it plans to offer it consistently going forward, in addition to takeout and curbside. As they say at the restaurant, “We don’t mind ‘getting out of the office.’ Call us for delivery at 920.818.0625!” View the menu and order online at

Wickman House announced Saturday that it’s closing temporarily because of a positive COVID-19 test. Its social media message said, “As always, we will move forward with the utmost precaution and care as we have our staff tested and make a responsible decision about reopening safely. We will be following all of the advice and protocols of the CDC and Door County Public Health Department.”

Donny’s Glidden Lodge shared a reminder about its COVID-19 policies recently on its Facebook page: “Our strict masking policy is the main reason we have been able to safely and successfully operate a busy restaurant through the last few months of this pandemic. If you don’t like to wear a mask, we certainly get it (we don’t enjoy wearing them for eight hours at a time), but we are asking you to wear them only when entering and walking throughout the building. This policy will continue to be enforced heavily. If you take issue with that, then this is probably not the establishment for you during this time.”

The lodge also reminded guests of the advanced air-filtration system it installed in March that kills viruses as the air circulates through it, that it uses Plexiglas dividers around the tables in the main dining room and around the bar, and that it has a reservation system in place to maintain a limit on how many people enter the space. 

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