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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.

The Harbor Fish Market Harnesses the Sun: Solar Water Heating System is ON in Baileys Harbor!

POSTED ON September 28th  - POSTED IN breakfast, Coffee & Tea, Dining, dinner, fish boil, lunch, News, Personalities
Harbor Fish Market Solar Panels (from facebook)

Harbor Fish Market Solar Panels (from facebook)

Karen and Carl Berndt, owners of Harbor Fish Market & Grille and Custards Last Stan in Baileys Harbor went live Thursday when they flipped the ‘ON’ switch on their new solar water heating system. 

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.

What a Mom Needs: Mother’s Day Meals & More in Door County, 2014

DCCT Mothers Day 2014Treat your Mom this Mother’s Day with something delicious in Door County! From gifts  to desserts to sumptuous breakfasts, buffets, brunches, lunches and dinners, you’re sure to find flavors for any Mom’s taste. Make sure to download Door County Chefs FREE Mobile Dining App so you can check out menus, call for reservations, and get directions from wherever you are – to where you want to eat this weekend!

Check out our list below to find out where to bring Mom for an amazing and memorable Mother’s Day Meal, and where Mom will get complimentary Wine, Mimosas, Champagne, Chocolate Covered Strawberries, and even Breakfast! Scroll to the end for Door County Lodging’s Featured Mother’s Day Special and a link to lots more lodging specials this weekend and throughout May!

Door County’s Easter Sunday Brunches & Buffets, April 20th, 2014

POSTED ON March 28th  - POSTED IN breakfast, Dining, Discounts & Specials, lunch, Restaurant Guide, Special Events

Easter is Sunday, April 20, 2014, and Door County is hopping with anticipation! It’s been a long, snowy winter, and our restaurants (and lodgings) are ready to serve you: our wonderful visitors, returning to enjoy the peninsula in a new season. Check out the Easter Egg Hunts available for kids on April 19th, and plan ahead to enjoy Easter treats by ordering a special dessert or reserving your table for a brunch or buffet!

Dish Up: Door County Chefs Holiday Hours & Offerings, 2013

Peppermint Hot Chocolate Cupcakes - Cupcake Heaven, Sister Bay

Peppermint Hot Chocolate Cupcakes – Cupcake Heaven, Sister Bay

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).

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!

Autumn in Door County Brings a Feast to Your Senses

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…

Fall Flavors at Door County Coffee & Tea

Fall Flavors at Door County Coffee & Tea

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.

Brew Coffeehouse Hosts Next Social Media Breakfast Door County in Ellison Bay, Jan 19

POSTED ON January 14th  - POSTED IN Special Events

The January monthly SMBDC meeting is sponsored by Brew Coffeehouse, providing participants with delicious coffee and snacks on Wednesday, January 19 from 9 – 10:30 am.

Mark Zuckerberg

At the close of 2010 when Time Magazine named Mark Zuckerberg their person of the year, they not only paid homage to the creator of Facebook. They also recognized the dynamic change that he has brought about in the way that more than 500 600 million people live and share their lives in the digital age. Soon after, the Washington Post announced that Facebook had ascended into the number one position as the world’s most visited Website. What was once a Google-centric Web has become a people-centric Web.

But, something even greater has taken place. We no longer think of Facebook as a Website. It has become a place… a virtual place that you go to when you want to hang out and check in with your friends. The next monthly meeting of the Social Media Breakfast Door County (SMBDC) group will explore what this shift means to the Peninsula’s business owners, independent artists and non-profit organizations who are seeking the greatest return on their marketing investment.

How Facebook Pages are the new Yellow Pages – and the listings are free,” will be January’s topic of discussion led by new media marketing consultant Stephen Kastner, founder of the SMBDC meetings. “The past decade was all about building a World Wide Web of information delivered in Websites,” says Kastner. “The next decade is already more about the World Wide Web of people.”

Stephen Kastner

Kastner publishes a free book, “6 Steps to Becoming a Social Business” in which he quotes Professor Sut Jhally, founder of the Media Education Foundation: “Advertisers have to go to where the audience is… if they want to sell products. They have no option but to go where the audience has gone. If the audience has gone online, gone to iPods, gone to Facebook – wherever the audience has gone – that is where advertisers must go.”

The book is a never-ending project, written about a subject that is continuously changing. Printing it would be a waste of time Kastner says. In three months it has already had more than 15 revisions, the most-recent of which moves Facebook into the “First Step” position in order of importance. You can download a free copy of the latest version at his DesignWise.net Website.

On the third Wednesday of each month, Kastner brings real people together at various Door County locations to have a breakfast dialogue about social media. The English Inn in Fish Creek, Glas Coffeehouse in Sturgeon Bay and the Harbor Fish Market in Baileys harbor have each hosted SMBDC meetings which began in October, 2010.

The January breakfast will be sponsored and hosted by Brew Coffee House in Ellison Bay. Rumor has it that Jennifer Lee, Door County artist, barista and Brew manager will be baking some specialty treats, providing complimentary coffee and snacks for participants. The SMBDC meetings are free and open to the public, but an RSVP is requested out of consideration for the host venue.

You can email stephen.kastner@smbdc.com or call 920.256.9449 with questions or to make a casual reservation for the Wednesday, January 19 SMBDC meeting at Brew Coffee House in Ellison Bay from 9 – 10:30 am. More information is available online at SMBDC.com.

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