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Issue 41May 2011
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Eat! Stay! Explore! Part 5!
Art in the Park!
Door County Happenings


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Yeah!  Happy Spring and soon to come Summer! Are your plans made to come up to Door County?  If not, plan your trip now on!  Here is your May 2011 Navigator News(tm)!
In this issue we continue with our new feature:  Eat, Stay, Explore, which we will run every month this year!  We have received numerous positive comments about this feature!

In each issue, we will offer information about three Door County sites:

1) a restaurant or food-related place (we think rather creatively, so don't be surprised to read about diners, coffee shops, bakeries and markets as well as restaurants)


2) a place to stay or rest (hotel, resort, inn, or campground) and


3) a destination to wander (nature-related, shopping-related, arty or event-focused. Again, there are no limits to our imagination, and there are vast places to explore around here). So hang on for a fun year!  And tell your friends to get in on the fun and subscribe - it's free!


And an additional two articles to keep you informed and ready to have fun.


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  2. The May Giveaway is already running . . . have you entered yet?  A wonderful 2-night stay in Sister Bay at the Little Sister Resort. Charming place!  We have reviewed it and shot video there too! Check it out on our site.  And our April winner was announced and posted!
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Dan Silvestri

Eat, Stay, Explore!

 (part 5 of a 12-part series)

          By Donna Marie Pocius             
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Eat in Door County: Mojo Rosa's serves authentic Mexican and American food in an upbeat atmospheric location on Hwy. 42 in downtown Egg Harbor.


From the brightly painted mural on the building (lots of painted roses, so you learn real fast what Mojo Rosa's means), you get the idea that this is going to be a restaurant with a casual and fun vibe. Inside, there are two rooms for dining and one room with a bar andEgg Harbor Lodge Banner televisions. While we were there, everyone was watching the exciting minutes of the Kentucky Derby horse race.


The dining areas are decorated with colorful paper art; kids are asked if they want to color a rose, and many of the past works of art are all around for you to see.  The wood ceiling has plenty of embellishments, too, so look up.


Or take a look at the menu for a real treat. This is authentic Mexican food, served with an elegant flair.  The tres combinaciones ($14), which we each ordered lets you pick three items: taco (chicken, beef, veggie, chorizo, steak), enchilada (chicken, beef, cheese), tamales (chicken) or flauta (chicken or beef). The enchiladas (which we chose) come with your choice of sauce: roja (Guajillo red sauce) verde (a tangy sauce from tomatillos) or mole (a rich sauce "of ancient origin"). We liked having a soft shell taco (a corn tortilla).


The portions are big here-rice (or chipotle potato salad), stewed frijoles and lettuce come with the entrée. So some hungry, or don't eat too many of the warm chips and delicious salsa that they bring you after you order. Other menu highlights include broasted chicken, charbroiled steak burgers and pizzas.


If you are so inclined, bakery goods are available to take home such as four big oatmeal cookies for $3.50.  This is a bright and lively place with tasty food-wonderful for families or girlfriends.


Stay in Door County: Get a taste of Europe when you stay at Door County's Little Sweden Resort, 8984 Hwy. 42, Fish Creek. This is an 89-acre property offering a variety of accommodations. The cleverly designed and picturesque resort offers many accommodations. They are nestled into a hillside and somewhat hidden from Hwy. 42. Some of the resort buildings are decorated in pretty pastel colors reminiscent of Swedish architecture.


Guests may choose to stay in a two-bedroom log home (with two bathrooms) or a one-bedroom suite and a bathroom. Many accommodations were updated last year with 42-inch plasma televisions.


Check out the abundant resort amenities. The Recreation Center "Valkommens"

you with lovely rosemaling (decorative painting) on the walls.  There's an indoor pool here, whirlpool and exercise room.  


But do get outdoors to enjoy the grounds.  For guests' convenience there are more than four miles of groomedParkwood Lodge 2010 banner trails on the property, and a golf course is a nine-hole par three.  Also enjoy tennis courts, sauna and a putting green.


Little Sweden recently earned Travel Green Wisconsin certification, which recognizes organizations that take measures to reduce environmental impact.  Learn more about Little Sweden at


Explore in Door County: Don't miss an opportunity to visit the Chief Oshkosh Native American Arts Gallery, 7531 Hwy. 42, Egg Harbor. This business was started in 1997 by a member of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin. The gallery sells southwest-style jewelry including some locally made pieces. Also available are home accents such as baskets and wall art.  Also for sale are wearables including naturally dyed and organic cotton tee shirts and moccasins and shoes



Art in the City Park


By Donna Marie Pocius

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The Sturgeon Bay Fine Art Fair will kick off summer 2011 in Door County on Saturday and Sunday May 27 and 28.  The location of this art fair-in Sunset Park, along the waters of Green Bay and near the city and its mega shipbuilders--just seems to add to the charm and enjoyment.


The artists hail from all over the country, and many are from Door County, as well. Their exhibits are spaced outBridgeport Waterfront Resort very well on a grassy area, making it easy to navigate the show while enjoying the outdoors.  


This is a juried art show with about 100 artists showing jewelry, paintings, furnishings, garden art, fiber art and more.  


The event also features activities for children including mural painting and magic shows.  Burgers, brats and hot dogs are available for sale. So, too, are kettle corn, chips and drinks.  The event runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday of Memorial Day weekend.

Door County Happenings


By Donna Marie Pocius

Special to

Here are some recent happenings in Door County. Check them out each week online at


Gallery expands

Avenson Photography, 24 N. Third Ave., Sturgeon Bay, has expanded to also include Greco Gallery.  The Gallery has local artists work including photography concrete art,Scandinavian Lodge Banner jewelry, acrylic and oil paintings and glasswork. It's open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.


New restaurant

Maggie's Café Express is a new restaurant opening in the location of the former DC Brew at 116 S. Madison Ave., Sturgeon Bay. Breakfast and lunch service will be available, and the place will reopen in the evenings for events.


Cycle shop adds location

Nor Door Sport and Cycle will open a second location a 60Newport Resort Banner S. Madison Ave. in Sturgeon Bay.  The new location is opening this month.