Take a load off and leave the cooking to someone else this year! Here are the Door County restaurants that will be serving Thanksgiving meals and buffets on Thanksgiving Day 2014…
The English Inn in Fish Creek serves a delightful Thanksgiving Day Buffet from Noon-7pm on Thanksgiving Day. Cost is $19.95 per person, with an ascending scale for children starting with 5-years of age at $5.95, 6-years at $6.95, 7-years at $7.95, etc. …matching their age to the price accordingly up through 12-year olds at $12.95, and children 4 years of age and younger are free. The buffet includes their famous 5-tier chocolate fountain, surrounded by goodies to dip – fresh fruit, cookies, marshmallows, biscotti, etc… as well as chef-carved Ham and Turkey, Baked French Toast, Stuffed Hash browns, Eggs Benedict, Quiche, Pancakes, Scrambled Eggs, Sausage and Bacon, Kielbasa and Sauerkraut, Au Gratin Potatoes, Pepper Steak, Swedish Meatballs, Shish kabob, Baked Chicken, Blackened Whitefish, Mashed Potatoes, Stuffing, Vegetables and a Full Salad Bar, and Full Dessert Table with assorted Desserts. Reservations Encouraged: (920) 868-3076.
Harbor Fish Market & Grille in Baileys Harbor offers a Thanksgiving Day Buffet each year, and it fills up fast, so make your reservations ASAP! Reservations are available from Res 11am to 5pm, and the cost is $19.95 per person ($8.95 for children under 110. The buffet includes Oven Roasted Turkey with Old Fashioned Stuffing, Glazed Pit Ham, Chef Carved Slow Roasted Prime Rib, Baked Alaskan Salmon with Chunky Cucumber Dill Sauce, Montrachet Whipped Potatoes, Rich Turkey Gravy, Candied Sweet Potatoes, Potatoes Au Gratin, Garden Fresh Green Beans, Scalloped Creamed Corn, Sweet Garden Carrots with Brown Sugar, and more! Freshly Baked Rolls with Sweet Creamery Butter, a great selection of Appetizers & Salads, and a Deliciously Decadent Dessert Selection will also be available. Reservations Encouraged (920) 839-9999
The Mink River Basin in Ellison Bay will be open on Thanksgiving Day at 11am, serving lunch until 2pm, bar open late. ThanksGIVER at the River! (920) 854-2250.
Stone Harbor Resort in Sturgeon Bay will be serving their Thanksgiving Day Buffet from 11am-3pm. Dinner is $17.95 for adults and $8.95 for children 4-12. Buffet includes Carved Prime Rib,Sweet Basil Roasted Pork Loin, Roasted Rosemary Chicken, Baked Tilapia Fillet with Crab Meat Stuffing, Cheese Stuffed Jumbo Pasta Shells, Twice Baked Potato Casserole, Maple Pecan Baked Sweet Potatoes, salads and veggies, fresh rolls, and a variety of desserts. For reservations call (920) 746-0700.
The Baileys Harbor Community Association has announced their Annual Complimentary Thanksgiving Dinner, which will be held at the Cornerstone Pub for all family and friends of Baileys Harbor. Doors will open at 2pm and dinner will be served until 5pm. The menu will include turkey, ham, mashed potatoes and gravy, green bean casserole, rolls, assorted salads and desserts. Milk and coffee will be provided, and there will be a cash bar for more beverages. This event is sponsored by the BHCA and is made possible by the generous contributions of local individuals, businesses, and organizations. You can still volunteer or donate to help offset the costs, please call Brynn at (920) 839-2366. Reservations Appreciated (920) 839-9001.
Alexander’s of Fish Creek will be serving Thanksgiving Day Dinner from 12-6pm. All-you-can-eat dinner is $20 and $12 for children. (920) 868-3532.
Carrington Pub & Grill at The Landmark Resort in Egg Harbor will be serving their be Thanksgiving Day Buffet from 10am-3pm. Dinner is $16 for adults and $9 for children 4-11 (3 and under, free). (920) 868-3205.
The Log Den in Egg Harbor will be serving Thanksgiving Day Brunch from 10:30am for $18.95 per person. (920) 868-3888.
Scaturo’s Baking Company and Café in Sturgeon Bay is preparing a Moveable Feast, take-home Thanksgiving dinner. $16.99 per person, minimum order for six people. Last day to order is Nov. 25, 2015: (920) 746-8727.
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According 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.
The project, which took ten months to complete, included two very important people in the process: Ben Anschutz of Anschutz Plumbing in Baileys Harbor and Patrick Strantz, a building contractor, full time maintenance manager at the YMCA in Fish Creek and long time maintenance manager for the Berndts.
Together they have created a custom solar water heating system that not only addresses the water heating needs of the two restaurants but will also provide the hot water for the employee housing and the Berndt’s living quarters.
Baileys Harbor Autumnfest Includes Fish Boil & Shop Up an Appetite at Fish Creek’s Inside Outside Sale: Door County Sept. 26-28, 2014
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…
Celebrate Labor Day Weekend in Door County with Great Food, Lots of Live Music & Theater, and Marina Fest 2014
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!
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.
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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.
4th of July Weekend in Door County, WI: Live Music, Art on the Scenic Side, & DC Renaissance Faire: July 3-6, 2014
All the Independence Day Events, Fireworks, and Celebrations this week can make a body hungry! Catch Live Music while you eat in Door County, WI… Many restaurants will have live music to serenade you as you dine, or, pick up a to-go meal and enjoy live music at the Concerts in the Parks throughout the peninsula.
Every day this weekend offers a Farmer’s Market so you can enjoy fresh and local produce, meats and cheeses, canned goodies, handmade arts and crafts, and even fresh flowers! Baileys Harbor will have a special market on Friday, July 4th at the Baileys Harbor Town Hall, and their regular Sunday Farmer’s Market also at the Town Hall on Sunday July 6th from 9 a.m. – noon. On Saturday, July 5th you can visit the Sturgeon Bay Farm & Craft Market from 9 a.m. – noon at Market Square on Michigan & 4th Ave., or head north to Sister Bay’s Corner of the Past Farmer’s Market from 8 a.m. – noon at the Country Walk Shops, at Hwy 57 & Country Ln.
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Still looking for a place to stay this weekend? Check out Door County Lodging’s Last Minute Lodging Blog: July 3-6, 2014.
Looking for Fireworks? Check out Door County Guide’s Independence Day Celebrations, Fireworks, and Festivities Schedules!
Door County’s Free Concerts in the Park have begun! Don’t forget to bring chairs or a blanket to stretch out on, and bug spray isn’t a bad idea either – just in case! Let the kids play on the grass, sit back to enjoy the afternoon, and stay for the sunset after later shows! You can use the Door County Chefs FREE, MOBILE, DINING Guide App to find restaurants near each park, check out their menus, use the click-to-call feature to order your food to go, and get GPS directions to pick it up before the concert starts! When picnicking in the parks, make sure to dispose of your trash appropriately and help keep our beautiful spaces clean.
- Mondays in Ephraim, 6-8pm: June 16 – August 25, 2014, at Harborside Park gazebo. Rain location: Village Hall.
- Tuesdays in Fish Creek, 2:30pm: June 17 – August 19, 2014, at Noble Square. Rain location: the Old Town Hall.
- Wednesdays in Sturgeon Bay, 7pm: June 18 – august 27, 2014, at Martin Park. Rain location: TBA
- Wednesdays in Sister Bay, 3-5pm or 7-9pm: June 25 – August 20, 2014, at Waterfront Park Gazebo. Rain location: TBA
- Thursdays in Egg Harbor, 5pm: June 19 – August 28, 2014, at Harbor View Park. Rain location: TBA
- Fridays in Baileys Harbor, 5pm: June 27 – August 29, 2014, at Town Hall Lawn. Rain location: Town Hall.
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.
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Murdock, who earned acclaim playing with Madison bands Lonesome Rogues and Kentucky Waterfalls before forming the Imperfect Strangers, describes his music as “Midwestern Americana with a pinch of sass.” Others have called his rock-tinged folk style “a playful version of old-school country.”
Murdock’s Imperfect Strangers consist of Aaron Jossart on accordion and vocals, Count This Penny vocalist Amanda Rigell, Ben Wolf on drums and Pat Logterman on bass.