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 and 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 groomed 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 www.doorcountynavigator.com.
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