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Bassmaster Angler of the Year Championship comes to Sturgeon Bay and AleFest in Egg Harbor: What to do in Door County, Sept. 17-20, 2015

POSTED ON September 17th  - POSTED IN Breweries & Pubs, Dining, Entertainment, News, Special Events

bassmaster logoDoor County proudly welcomes the Bassmaster Angler of the Year Championship to Sturgeon Bay this weekend, Sept. 17-20, 2015. While you’re in town, don’t miss the Local Farmers Market all weekend starting at noon on Friday, 8am on Saturday, and 11am on Sunday, and check out kids activities, demo boat tours, and more at CenterPointe Marina, where weigh-ins will also take place, including the final weigh-in and Awards on Sunday. Click the following link for the Full Bassmaster Championship Schedule of Events.

Friday night you can enjoy live music from 7-9pm with the Dow Jones band at Martin Park.

Uncork Summer at Wickman House June 28, 2014: Small Plate Dishes and Beverages Announced

wickmanLogoELLISON 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.

Imperfect Strangers Headline Door County Beer Festival Stage June 14

POSTED ON June 6th  - POSTED IN Design, Entertainment, News, Special Events

DC Beer Festival 2014Baileys Harbor, WI (June 6, 2014): Evan Murdock and the Imperfect Strangers are bringing original country roots rock to the Door County Beer Festival stage June 14.

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.”

Evan Murdock of Imperfect Strangers

Evan Murdock of Imperfect Strangers

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.

2nd Annual Door County Beer Festival Saturday June 15 in Baileys Harbor

POSTED ON June 13th  - POSTED IN Special Events

Baileys Harbor opens its doors to the 2nd Annual Door County Beer Festival on Saturday June 15th from Noon to 4pm. It will be a day filled with great beer, music, and culinary experiences from places like Wild Tomato Wood-Fired Pizza and Grille, Schoolhouse Artisan Cheese, The Cookery Restaurant & Wine Bar, Parador, Grasse’s Grill, Baileys Harbor Cornerstone Pub, Wickman House, Door County Creamery, and Cheesecakes Etc.

beerfest061612_151-300x198Tickets are on sale now online or locally at the following Door County establishments:

  • Wild Tomato Restaurant in Fish Creek
  • Husby’s in Sister Bay
  • Baileys Harbor Cornerstone Pub


There are several types of admission for the festival this year.

General Admission- Tickets are $35.00 in advance and $40.00 at the door. Ticket price includes a Door County Beer Festival beer glass, wrist band for unlimited 3 oz tastings, access to all seminars, food vendors and live music. Great locally sourced food will be available to purchase at the festival. You must be 21 to enter festival grounds.

Chop Restaurant- Door County’s Newest Steakhouse

POSTED ON September 26th  - POSTED IN All

Do you feel like cooking tonight? We don’t! Head over to Chop Restaurant in the Country Walk Shops in Sister Bay for a spectacular dinner that you are sure to remember.

The Chop restaurant is a Family-Owned and Operated full-service steakhouse located in the heart of Northern Door County in the Village of Sister Bay, WI. The restaurant features a display kitchen, wine bar and indoor seating for 36 guests, with an additional 12 outdoor seats available on the garden veranda, weather permitting. With an emphasis on classic American Steakhouse cuisine, The Chop aims to become the first choice for local and visiting diners seeking the highest quality steaks, fish and seafood at an affordable price-point.

Located in the Garden level of the Country Walk Shops, The Chop is a great place to eat, combining an intriguing atmosphere with excellent, high-quality food. Our menu is comprised of steaks, lamb chops, pork chops, and a variety of seafood selections including lobster, scallops, shrimp and crab, expertly prepared in our display kitchen. With great food, service, atmosphere and value, our goal is to be the first choice for steak and seafood in Northern Door County, attracting locals and tourists, at a price where they will want to return again and again, and tell others.

Here are some of the nightly specials featured at Chop:

Mondays – Surf & Turf (pick a steak and pick seafood) – 29 choose your favorite cut of steak including Filet, Rib eye, or NY Strip then pair it with your choice of lobster or bacon wrapped scallops. Served with soup or salad, chef’s choice of potato and steak butter topping.

Wednesdays – 3 Course Ohana Dinner – 27 Our special three course Ohana dinner begins with a first course of two egg rolls with sweet and sour dipping sauce, followed by a heaping plateful of our Ohana Short Ribs, Hawaiian Pulled Pork, white sticky rice, mac salad, and Kim Chee. Lastly, our Passion Fruit Sorbet for dessert.

Thursdays – Door County Whitefish caught TODAY! – 20 swimming just this morning, you can’t get fresher than that!

Fridays – Panko Crusted Perch -18 Panko crusted, pan fried perch served with tartar sauce. Includes choice of Chop Salad or Soup, potato and vegetable of the day.

Chop is open nightly from 5-9pm serving up the finest food around. Reservations are encouraged and can be made by calling 920.854.2700. Chop is located at 10571 Country Walk Drive #13 in Sister Bay, WI. Stop in and say hi to the Wuollett family and take in a fine meal in a wonderful atmosphere. For more information, visit their website or facebook page.

Beer Festival Brings Craft Brews, Local Food Celebration to Door County June 16th in Baileys Harbor

POSTED ON May 1st  - POSTED IN Special Events

First Door County Beer Festival June 16

Baileys Harbor, Wisconsin will host a celebration of craft beer and local food at the first Door County Beer Festival June 16. Staged on the warm shores of Lake Michigan, the Door County Beer Festival will feature tastings of more than 120 of the finest craft beers from Wisconsin and the world.

The festival, however, is about much more than great beer. Representatives from O’so, Hinterland, Founder’s, Rush River and Capital Brewery will be on hand for some of the 11 seminars about brewing, artisan cheese, homebrewing, beer and food pairing as well as local food sourcing.

Several of the peninsula’s best restaurants and local producers will be serving food sourced entirely in Wisconsin. Plus, Kyle Cherek, the host of the PBS television show Wisconsin Foodie, will give a special presentation about his show and the burgeoning Wisconsin culinary scene.

“There is so much more depth to Door County than people realize,” Cherek says. “It is like so much of Wisconsin, where we get into a box. But just below the surface or around the corner is what’s really interesting about it.”

The festival will also feature the first Door County Homebrewing Championships and a full day of great live music, including Brooklyn’s Tumbling Bones, on the grounds of the historic Baileys Harbor Town Hall.

It’s all part of a complete weekend on the peninsula that includes the Ride for Nature, a 100-mile bicycle ride along the peninsula’s scenic back roads.

The day culminates with the Fyr Bal Festival, a cultural celebration that includes bonfires and fireworks over Ephraim’s Eagle Harbor.

Only 2,000 tickets will be sold for this event that has the Wisconsin beer community buzzing. To find out more visit or contact our founder, John McMahon, at 920.312.3461.


Door County Beer Festival

Contact:  Myles Dannhausen, Publicity Director

Phone:  920.915.9880


This Fall’s Chalkboard Specials at the Cookery’s Wine Bar

POSTED ON September 23rd  - POSTED IN All, Discounts & Specials

If you’re looking for a relaxing night out visit the Cookery’s Wine Bar this fall for one of their daily chalkboard specials.

Come on a Sunday to unwind and enjoy a bottle of wine for $5 off! Mondays are buy one get one half off night on appetizers. Stop in and order a Smoked Whitefish Spread or try their Wisconsin Cheese Plate both are offered on their selection of appetizers and are made with locally sourced ingredients.  Take time on a Tuesday evening to try the Wine Bar’s beef sliders, two for $5. The certified organic beef comes in from Waseda Farms , located in Baileys Harbor! Wednesdays are flatbread night. Get $1 off any flatbread all made with a Washington Island wheat crust. Stop by for a Wisconsin brewed craft beer on a Thursday and order a Waseda Farms beef cheeseburger for only $10. Stop in to listen to live music all through October on a Friday night and try the Wine bar’s featured fish fry.  The fresh perch comes directly from the Great Lakes and is only $17.95. They also offer a wine flight any day of the week.  Three different varietals are chosen daily for $8.

The Cookery’s Wine Bar is located on Highway 42 right in the center of downtown Fish Creek. The Wine Bar opens at 3pm and closes at 8:30pm Sunday through Thursday. Open late until 10pm Fridays and Saturdays. Happy hour is from 3pm until 6pm.  For a sample of their periodically changing menu visit

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