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Live Music & Lots of Food at Fall Fest in Sister Bay, WI: Oct. 17-19, 2014

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A marching dead band?! Catch the Parade on Saturday!

Most festivals tend to have two things in common – Music & Food – and these are two things to be found in abundance at the 69th Annual Sister Bay Fall Fest, Oct. 27-19, 2014. Throughout the weekend you’ll find Food & Drink vendors at various locations throughout the village (10-5 Fri./Sat. and 10-4 Sun.), and lots more to tempt the taste buds and please the palate at local restaurants, pubs, and coffee shops!

There are two special meals this weekend that you won’t want to miss: Friday from 5-8 pm, experience a Door County tradition – a real Fish Boil at the Fire Station on Mill Road, sponsored by Sister Bay Lions Club. On Saturday, from 7-11am, enjoy a fabulous Pancake Breakfast at the Village Hall Saturday, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Northern Door.

Live Music & More for Pumpkin Patch Weekend, Oct. 11-12, 2014

pumpkin alePumpkin Patch logoAccording to Travel Wisconsin Door County is at 70% Color and will peak the second week of October – so get up here and enjoy the beautiful outdoors! Pumpkin Patch Festival in Egg Harbor runs Saturday, Oct. 11 from 10am-5:30pm and Sunday, Oct. 12 from 10am-4:30pm. The festival is free to attend and great for families and groups of all age, featuring live music with Modern Day Drifters, Big Mouth, and even a children’s musician, food and drinks, and inflatables and carnival rides all day Saturday and Sunday.

Gibraltar Grill’s Oktoberfest with Live Music & German Cuisine, Oct. 4, 2014

Gibraltar Grill OktoberfestCelebrate  the fall season in Door County  at Oktoberfest, Saturday, October 4th from 1-9pm at Gibraltar Grill, Fish Creek! Purchase a $15 wrist band to get “in and out” admission privileges, access to 6 hours of live music, and $10 in food and drink tickets. Gibraltar Grill will be featuring German food including Sauerbraten,  sausage with sauerkraut, and Spaetzle, as well as a dessert table, and German beer and wine all day while you dance to the sounds of Big Mouth & The Power Tool Horns from 2-5pm followed by Jerry Voelker and the Jolly Gents from 6:-9pm. Join the party!

Baileys Harbor Autumnfest Includes Fish Boil & Shop Up an Appetite at Fish Creek’s Inside Outside Sale: Door County Sept. 26-28, 2014

POSTED ON September 22nd  - POSTED IN Dining, dinner, Entertainment, fish boil, lunch, Restaurant Guide, Special Events
Autumn in Door County

Autumn in Door County

The Autumn Equinox is upon us and so we welcome the changing of the season with festivals and events, fall flavors, and fun for the whole family! Bring your favorite people with you to experience the Fall Colors in Door County. Whether you’re walking, biking, or driving (keep those windows rolled down!), you can smell the changing season – the crispness of the cooling air, the earthy aroma of fallen leaves, the crash of waves on Lake Michigan – which seems to have a scent all its own – and the woodsy smoke from kilns, campfires, and fish boil fires…

Fall Flavors Wine Pairings & the Winemaker’s Dinner at Bistro 42 on Sept. 13, 2014

POSTED ON September 5th  - POSTED IN Ask a DC Chef, Entertainment, Restaurant Guide, Special Events, Wines & Spirits
Winemaker Dinner - Ribs

Winemaker Dinner – Ribs

Autumn is a great time of year. We can have warm days with full sun. It almost feels like summer if you close your eyes. It’s equally possible to have a chance of rain and the familiar cold breeze that signals a change. You can enjoy a glass of wine out on your patio and light a fire. I almost never dismiss a good Gin and tonic or Brandy. Changes in the weather also bring changes in palate. We eat and drink differently; heavier. You will see a change in seasonal vegetables especially with the root crops finishing up where squash, turnips, garlic, potato or beets are fully used. Thanksgiving is a great example when wine and Fall flavors come to the table.

EVENT Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014:

Winemaker Dinner 2014We host a major Winemaker Dinner at Bistro 42 adjacent to Door Peninsula Winery in Carlsville, in September (Saturday, Sept. 13th, 2014), where a 5 course dinner is paired with wine and concludes with a handmade desert. Many of the ideas we discuss to make this dinner special revolve around current food trends and medium to light bodied wines. If you are interested in our dinner you can find more information and tickets online at dcwine.com in the Events Ticketing section, or by calling 1-800-551-5049.

Celebrate Labor Day Weekend in Door County with Great Food, Lots of Live Music & Theater, and Marina Fest 2014

POSTED ON August 28th  - POSTED IN Dining, Entertainment, News, Restaurant Guide, Special Events

Kick off your work shoes and slip away to Door County, Wisconsin this Labor Day Weekend! With autumn approaching, the county is blooming with delicious flavors and aromas, and local restaurants are creating dishes with lots of local ingredients. Stroll through a farmer’s market in Sturgeon Bay and Sister Bay on Saturday, and in Baileys Harbor on Sunday, and bring the bounty home. Bring the family to Sister Bay to experience the excitement of the Sister Bay Marina Fest, going on all day Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014 and ending with a fireworks display!

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Not Licked Yet Frozen Custard, Fish Creek

Take in dinner and a show! AFT’s original musical “The Bachelors” opens at the Door Community Auditorium in Fish Creek this weekend. The English Inn and Gibraltar Grill are both close to the DCA and Arroyo Bay Grill is across the street – just let them know you have tickets when you are seated. “Butler,” a sharp-witted Civil War drama wraps up this weekend at Peninsula Players Theater – 8pm nightly through Saturday, and Sunday, August 31st at 4pm. Grab a bite at the Bayside Tavern to hold you through the performance, then stop at Not Licked Yet Frozen Custard for a post-show treat.

Gibraltar Grill’s End of Summer Party & Music Festival, August 28-31, 2014

POSTED ON August 26th  - POSTED IN Dining, dinner, Entertainment, Special Events

cookee timeless musicGibraltar Grill in Fish Creek, WI is celebrating this Labor Day Weekend with their End of Summer Party and Music Festival! If you haven’t had the chance to enjoy live music at Gibraltar’s Patio Bar, you’re in for a treat. Enjoy fantastic food and drinks as well as great service whether you dine inside before the entertainment, or outside in the midst of it! Bring chairs or blankets to sit on if you’d like to enjoy music and drinks on the lawn after your meal. In addition to appetizers, dinner entrees, burgers and sandwiches, the Grill has a kids menu sure to please picky palates, and even a Gluten-Free Menu!  

Live Music at The Cookery Labor Day Weekend 2014!

POSTED ON August 25th  - POSTED IN Dining, dinner, Entertainment
Girls of Small Forest Jeanne and Marybeth

The Girls of Small Forest are –  Marybeth Mattson & Jeanne Kuhns

Fish Creek, WI (Aug. 22, 2013) – There will be live music in the The Cookery’s wine bar Labor Day weekend on both Saturday and Sunday nights! David Hatch & Lynn Gudmundsen will be performing everything from Beatles to Beethoven, acoustic classic rock and bluegrass, with a tad of country and folk at 8 p.m. on Saturday, August 30st. On Sunday, August 31st at 8 p.m., progressive folk singer/songwriter, mother/daughter duo, The Girls of Small Forest will be playing originals and obscure covers with fabulous harmonies.

Wednesday, August 27th offers the chance to get a head start on Labor Day Weekend! Enjoy live music with local folk singer Katie Dahl Wednesday at 6 p.m., joining her will be Tommy Burroughs from Memphis!

All music will take place in The Cookery’s wine bar. The appetizer, small plate, and dessert menus as well as the beer and wine list will be available. There is no cover charge for the music!

Cupcake Heaven Benefits United Way in August plus Live Music Moves to Sundays!

POSTED ON August 4th  - POSTED IN coffee shop, Dining, Discounts & Specials, Entertainment, Restaurant Guide

black and white cupcakesSister Bay, WI (Aug. 1, 2014) During the month of August, Cupcake Heaven in Sister Bay is partnering with United Way of Door County. For every Black and White Cupcake sold during the month of August, they will donate 50 cents to United Way. The funds donated will go towards meeting United Way’s Annual Campaign goal for 2014.

United Way of Door County’s mission is to empower people to build better lives.  They focus their efforts in the areas in the Basic Needs, Community Wellness, Health, and Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse (AODA). If you would like to learn more about United Way of Door County, check out their website at www.unitedwaydc.com. United Way can be reached at (920) 746-9645 or info@unitedwaydc.com.

Lewis & Hoffman Join Katie Dahl at The Cookery plus August Late Night Wine Bar Hours & Happy Hour Specials!

The Cookery Restaurant & Wine Bar in Fish Creek has extended their wine bar hours for the month of August to accommodate Door County’s delightfully long summer nights! The kitchen will be open until 11:00 p.m. nightly, serving the full bar menu & dessert menu. Not a late night person? Stop in from 3 to 6 p.m. every evening for Happy Hour and enjoy $5.50 wine glass pours, $3.50 tap beers, and appetizers on special from $2.50 to $8.

Rory Hoffman & Eric Lewis, Woodwalk Concert Series 2014

Rory Hoffman & Eric Lewis, Woodwalk Concert Series 2014

Also a great Door County music scene, The Cookery offers live music in the wine bar three nights a week! Local folksinger Katie Dahl performs each Wednesday evening starting at 8 p.m. and on July 30th will be joined by special guest multi-instrumentalists Eric Lewis of Memphis and Rory Hoffman of Nashville (check out Rory’s story on GuitarPlayer.com HERE) – this is a duo you don’t want to miss!

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