Ellison Bay cidery Island Orchard will open Pomona Cider Co. in Milwaukee by summer, according to news reports.
The D√∂rr Hotel, designed inside and out by Chicago-based Zimmerman Weintraub Associates (ZWA), will offer views across Lake Michigan's Green Bay, and 11 of the first-floor rooms will include private patios with access paths leading down to the water. Groundbreaking is expected next year.
Danny McMahon, the founder of Hacienda Beer Co. in Door County, announced today via Facebook that he will open a tap room and eatery in the former G-Daddy's BBC Bar and Grill and Hotel Foster building.
Music springs from every corner of Door County. From every lapping wave to chirping bird, the natural beauty of Wisconsin's sanguine peninsula inspires its visitors and natives to make something beautiful.
Sturgeon Bay feels quite a bit different than Fish Creek and Sister Bay; it's a place where people live and work, and it's much more than a tourist trap. It's also a great home base for a fall family vacation in Door County.
Two former Milwaukeeans are going where few coffee shops have gone before at a new cafe in Sister Bay. Billed as Door County's newest forward-thinking coffee destination, Discourse is the brainchild of Ryan Castelaz and partner Chris Johnston.
"Adulting" has a pretty negative connotation on social media. But when you're in your forties, there's no better way to experience the magic of Door County. Farm-to-table dining, galleries and great coffee, it's time to indulge your grown-up side.
Door County is a virtual slice of Norman Rockwell America sandwiched between the picturesque waters of Lake Michigan and Green Bay. And few spots capture that spirit more aptly than Wilson's, which serves up plentiful helpings of nostalgia right on a spoon.
I've said it for years. Door County means different things to different people. Whether your idea of this magical peninsula is nature or adventure, shopping or relaxing, friends or family - or a mix of everything above, one storyline arcs above all the rest: Door County is what you make it.
On the first of the year, I went home to Door County, where I was once a local. You never know how visiting is going to go come winter, but if you know what to do, Door County is still pretty special come the dead of winter.
When you've visited the same place well over 20 times, sometimes you have to look at it a different way. Whether that means taking a bird's eye view from the treetops, or a fisheye perspective from just a atop the water, Wisconsin's crowing jewel that is Door County still looks spectacular from any angle. Even if it's one you have bend a little to see just right.
Sweetie Pies, near Fish Creek in Door County, offers more than 30 handmade pies in the shop. In a couple of weeks, the bakers will hit the road and deliver the coveted pies to customers in Illinois and Chicago. There's still time to order.
Once upon a time, I figured that the magnificent, serene and beautiful Door County is a place only to be enjoyed by adults. Maybe my priorities have changed, though, because even after 20 years of visits, only recently did I come to the conclusion that kids could fall in love with this magical retreat, too. Turns out I was right. After the summer rush died down, we took our daughter up to Door County for the first time this weekend. It was a wonderful journey.
This week, OnMIlwaukee.com polled the Social Circle for its favorite Wisconsin vacation spots. A lot of shout outs for Door County and other lush "Up North" places. And one vote for the Sybaris.
Last weekend, I talked my wife into joining me on my adventure - we hadn't visited Door County together since we first started dating in 2002. It turns out that showing off old favorites, discovering new memories and cultivating another Door County fan is a wonderful, relaxing way to experience this magical place. After all, even as a entirely different kind of trip, Door County remains my "happy place." Scoring points with the wife makes it even happier.