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Issue 43July 2011
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Eat! Stay! Explore! Part 6!
Birch Creek Music!
Door County Happenings


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Is everyone enjoying summer?  And our new interface on  Great!  Here is your July 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 July Giveaway is already running . . . have you entered yet?  A wonderful 2-night stay in Sister Bay at the wonderful Birchwood Lodge. Great place! Check it out on our site.  And our June winner was announced and posted!
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Thanks for your readership, and here we go . ..Summer continues!

Dan Silvestri
  Eat, Stay, Explore!

 (part 7 of a 12-part series)

          By Donna Marie Pocius             
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Eat in Door County: Trio Restaurant, at 4555 Cty. Rd. E in Egg Harbor, serves country French and Italian cuisine May through October. It's a real hot spot. That's because the ambiance is comfortable and classy, the food is superb, the portions are just right and the service is oh, so friendly with many employees returning to seasonal work here for many years.


One of the staples on the handwritten menu is the flavorful bowtie pasta with salmon ($13.95). Pasta is made with smoked salmon, bacon, chopped tomato, capers, roastedThe Shallows Resort Banner peppers, garlic and olive oil.  Other entrees include grilled tuna steak, linguine Bolognese, pork roulade. Start with the house salad with balsamic vinaigrette.


Ask to see the dessert menu; try to save room for the olive oil cake, or at least share it with your partner. Other choices include tiramisu and homemade gelato.


Many tables overlook the courtyard adorned with a fountain and gardens. Get here at 5 p.m. on a Saturday if you want one of the best views. The Mediterranean decorating style-warm color palette, decorative wine bottles, pottery and oil paintings all around-affords diners abundant eye candy. Trio Restaurant is a great choice for couples and friends.


Stay in Door County:  Frontier Wilderness Campground, 4375 Hillside Rd. in Egg Harbor has a lot to offer: convenient location, varied campsites and abundant activities. The property has 240 sites including 170 seasonal sites.  There are also seven cabins nestled on the grounds.


Each site varies in size and shape. It includes water and electric hook-up services and picnic table. High-speed Internet access is available throughout the property.


The sites are large enough for a 40-foot trailer. They include a gravel area for parking surrounded by tall trees.


Toilets and changing areas can be found throughout the property.


As to the fun activities, there are indoor and outdoor areas including an indoor pool and an activity center. 


Outdoor attractions include a nine-hole mini golf course, three playgrounds, sand volleyball court, horseshoe court, basketball courts, ball field and sauna.

Learn more about Frontier Wilderness Campground at


Explore in Door County: Perhaps you are looking to furnish your new home or a second home. Or you may just be in need of just one piece such as a chair, coffee table or area rug. Door County Interiors & Design in Egg Harbor is a great place to explore and get some ideas.


Door County Interiors & Design is a home furnishings store and interior design resource, located two miles south of Egg Harbor at 7266 Hwy. 42.  The 10,000 square footNewport Resort Banner showroom presents furnishings in a variety of styles.  There are pieces for the great room, kitchen, dining area, bedroom, media and entertainment center and outdoor room.


The design center is a spacious area where you can view and touch abundant samples of finishes for your home.  You can take a look at: window coverings, flooring (cork, engineered wood, handscraped wood, tile, carpeting, area rugs and more), countertops and backsplashes.


The staff is friendly, approachable and committed to educating consumers. 


Birch Creek Jazz Concerts run from July to August 


By Donna Marie Pocius

Special to


Birch Creek Music Performance Center's concert series continues with Big Band Jazz July 20 to Aug. 13.

Audiences will hear the faculty Academy Band as they present works by Ellington, Basie, the Dorsey Brothers, Glenn Miller and more. The series will be led by Program Director and bandleader Jeff Campbell.

Birch Creek is a summer music school and concert venue, where top professionals and promising young musiciansBridgeport Waterfront Resort come together by day to study and practice in an intense mentorship program. And at night they perform in the 500-seat Dutton Concert Barn. 

Each year, about 200 students enroll in Birch Creek over the span of eight weeks as they study and perform alongside some of the best musicians and educators in the country.

Birch Creek's 40-acre campus sits on a historic Door County farmstead located three miles east of Egg Harbor on Cty. Hwy. E.  Concerts are held in the Dutton Concert Barn, a vintage structure with wonderful acoustics. They begin at 8 p.m., with pre-concert performances by students starting at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets cost $29 for adults; $10 for youth ages 12 to 20 and college students; and $6 for children 11 and under.  More information is available by calling 920-868-3763.



Door County Happenings


By Donna Marie Pocius

Special to


New restaurant in Sturgeon Bay

Mel's Place opened June 1 at 306 S. Third Ave., Sturgeon Bay. It's a restaurant serving breakfast and lunch from 5 a.m. to 2 p.m. seven days a week.  The menu includes eggs Benedict, stuffed French toast, oatmeal and biscuits and gravy.  For lunch, options include sandwiches, wraps and soups (one is a homemade French onion soup).


Closing soon in Baileys Harbor

Hjertehjem, a long-time Door County store selling Scandinavian-made sweaters and more, has announced itParkwood Lodge 2010 banner is closing this year. Check out their 40% off sale in downtown Baileys Harbor.


New in Sister Bay

Now open in Sister Bay is Bayside Bakery. They say they make edibles "by scratch." Find Bayside Bakery in theScandinavian Lodge Banner Cedar Shops, downtown Sister Bay.


Also open since late May in Sister Bay is Second Hand Sue's a resale and consignment shop at 10744 Bay Shore Drive.


More to delight you at Double Delites

One of our favorite haunts, Double Delites in Egg Harbor, has added espresso and cappuccino drinks to its already tempting menu of 50 flavors of gelato. Ask for the affagato, and tell them sent you! You can vote for your favorite gelato, too.