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We invite you to experience a variety of dining options on the Door Peninsula for breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, and drinks! From upscale dining to delicious pub fare and everything in between, Door County restaurants are pleased to serve up a tantalizing array of classic and unique dishes often utilizing locally grown or foraged produce, and locally sourced meats and dairy products.
ELLISON BAY, Door County, WI (June 12, 2014) — Door County North, the business association for northern Door County, Wisconsin, encompassing the Ellison Bay-Gills Rock region, has announced a partial list of the foods and beverages that will be served at the peninsula’s first county-wide food and wine festival, Uncork Summer, scheduled for June 28, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Click the following link to view, download, and print the UncorkSummer2014Map.
Uncork Summer will be located outdoors on the grounds of Wickman House, a highly-regarded restaurant on Mink River Road in Ellison Bay, and will feature 20 food booths, plus wines, ciders and craft beers. Local acoustic musicians will perform live music throughout the day. There is no admission fee to attend Uncork Summer. Tickets for individual small plate dishes and drinks are only $5 each.
The Taste and Tunes of Door County, WI June 12-15, 2014: Steel Bridge Songfest, DC Beer Fest, and Sip & Savor w/ Paddlefest
Get a taste and a tune in Door County this weekend! June 12-15, 2014 is Steel Bridge Songfest in Sturgeon Bay. This Saturday, June 14th is Sip & Savor with Paddlefest in Sister Bay, as well as Door County Beer Fest and the Ride For Nature in Baileys Harbor, and July 15th is Father’s Day – so bring Dad for all the festivities and toast to his health! Sample local beers, wines, and hard ciders, and treat the taste buds to dishes from a variety of local food vendors while you treat the ear buds to lots of live music. Skip the paisley tie this year and give Dad a six pack or two of a new brew or a few bottles of his favorite wine, and don’t forget that most of the musicians performing throughout the county this weekend sell CDs of their original music – which make great Father’s Day gifts too!
STEEL BRIDGE SONGFEST, STURGEON BAY, WI
Steel Bridge Songfest in Sturgeon Bay runs Thursday, June 12 through Sunday, June 15, 2014. This is an astonishing festival in that all the musicians who perform volunteer their time, and those who participate in the “Construction Zone” (there are some 70 this year) spend the entire week prior to the festival spinning a whiskey bottle to form groups in which they co-write dozens upon dozens of original songs which they record at the Holiday Music Motel, then perform for audiences at a variety of indoor and outdoor venues.
CLICK HERE for the Steel Bridge Songfest Venue Line-Up of Performers!
Valentine’s Day is this Friday, and Door County is ready to make you swoon. Check out some great gift ideas below and make your romantic Valentine’s dinner reservations at one of Door County’s fabulous restaurants!
Hoping to take your Sweetheart out for Dinner and a Show? Here are some great activities to enjoy and events to attend together: INDOOR ENTERTAINMENT: VALENTINE’S WEEKEND 2014
It’s here! This weekend is the Fish Creek Winter Festival – and there’s lots to do! The Festival’s events include a ‘Stumpf Fiddle’ Jam, Snowshoe Dance, and an Ugly Sweater contest, as well as outdoor-fun such as Snow Kickball, a parade, and Fireworks over the Frozen Bay! You’ll also be able to enjoy the offerings of local food vendors, but just in case you need to head inside and sit down for a meal or a drink amidst the festivities, below you’ll find some great places to eat in Fish Creek this weekend.
New Year’s Eve is a night to celebrate with friends and family, to look back on the past year and to consider all the open doors in the next, and of course, to make memories—some you may want to forget once the ball drops—and some you’ll definitely want to remember forever…
If you’re making memories in Door County this New Year’s Eve, remember that Midnight to 5am on New Year’s Day can be a very dangerous time to be on the road even with a DD. If you don’t have a responsible Designated Driver to take you home after the festivities, please take advantage of the SafeRide Program. Local restaurants Cooper’s Corner, Mink River Basin, Shipwrecked Brew Pub, the Pub at Stone Harbor Resort, Donny’s Glidden Lodge Restaurant at Glidden Lodge Beach Resort, and many others participate in the SafeRide Program. If you have a smart phone, use the Tavern League of Wisconsin’s App for iPhone or Android to find a map and list of all Door County’s participating restaurants and pubs—pick one of these and make it your last stop for the night, just double check with your bartender on arrival to ensure your ride!
Some of Door County’s favorite restaurants are serving special holiday meals and offering special holiday deals this season! Get your holiday coffee flavors by the pound or the cup at Door County Coffee & Tea. Then call to reserve your Four Course Christmas Eve Dinner at Chop in Sister Bay and escape kitchen duties again with the annual Christmas Day Buffet at Harbor Fish Market & Grille (call for reservations).
Winter in Door County can be a challenge for those looking to dine out, as many restaurants close until April, but the following fabulous dining options are keeping their doors open to serve you! Download the NEW Door County Chefs dining app from the iTunes App Store for iPhone or Google Play for Android to see these restaurants’ menus, get directions, call for information with the click to call function, and follow our blog about events and dining in Door County. Dine on you crazy Diners!
By the Bay or In the Village, find Holly Days & Capture the Spirit in Door County: Thankful November 2013
The Holiday festivities are so close we can almost taste them! From early Christmas celebrations to Thanksgiving Dinners to tree-lighting ceremonies and orchard sleigh rides, the county is full of the spirit and ready to show it in our decorations, our good deeds, and of course delicious Holiday meals and desserts. Here are some upcoming events and offers you shouldn’t miss!
If you could walk through an apple orchard right now your senses would be surrounded with the heady mixture of ripening apples, drying hay, crisp air and hot sunlight and fall wildflowers visited one by one by the honey bees. The chefs and restaurants in Door County know how to capture that essence of autumn and translate it into one-of-a-kind artisanal dining experiences…
Flavors that speak the language of autumn include cinnamon, apple, pumpkin and maple and no one makes coffee with these flavor combinations better than Carlsville’s Door County Tea and Coffee. Pumpkin Spice Lattes and Creamy Pumpkin Soup are some of the most popular features this fall. Cooler days make having a warming cup of coffee even more appealing and with all the choices available at Door County Tea and Coffee you are certain to find your new favorite. You can just smell the Apple Cobbler Coffee, the Caramel Apple Coffee or the Door County Maple Flavored Coffee.
Don’t leave Carlsville just yet, just go north and prepare to enjoy a few hours viewing art, sipping wines and catching a tour or two.
The chefs at Bistro 42 have years of experience pairing the wines with the seasonal bounty of Door County’s orchards, woodlands and gardens. On September 15th you can attend a Winemakers Dinner, where you will learn and enjoy throughout the meal.