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Issue 47November 2011
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Eat! Stay! Explore! Part 11!
Folk in Fish Creek!
Door County Happenings


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Fall is still in the air as Thanksgiving is approaching quickly!  Door County is always fun, so try to come up this fall and winter - it's a nice tranquil, quiet time.
This year we had a regular monthly feature:  Eat, Stay, Explore.  In our November issue here, we continue to bring you some great Door County places to explore!  The format:

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). We have one more December issue after this with this format, so please 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.  Please tell your friends to subscribe too.


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Thanks for your readership, and here we go . . . Fall continues and Winter is not far behind!

Dan Silvestri
  Eat, Stay, Explore!

 (part 11 of a 12-part series)

          By Donna Marie Pocius             
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Eat in Door County: Come to Door County Bakery, 10048 Hwy. 57, Sister Bay, for the Corsica loaf, and then check out all the other wonderful European breads and pastries they have to offer.


But the Corsica loaf is the star, to be sure.  The owners and creators named it after the Island of Corsica. They say it is a "marriage of French bread dough with a stone-oven baking process, which incorporates blending of olive oils and sesame seeds." We say it's yummy and truly aScandinavian Lodge Banner meal to itself (perhaps with some wine and cheese in front of the fireplace).  You can buy it by the loaf, half loaf; or try the sticks, buns or even the croutons for your soup and salad. 


The bakery cases are filled with lovely pastries, and there is dining space for enjoying sandwiches and more right here.


Stay in Door County:  The Inn at Cedar Crossing B&B in Sturgeon Bay is actually located on historic Third Avenue, once known as--you guessed it--Cedar Street.  The 1884 building housing the popular inn appeals to guests for its history and architectural significance, the owners say. It was a drugstore, tailor shop, soda fountain, shoe and clothing store and a dentist office before becoming an inn during 1988.


Nine guest rooms are available-each with a unique decorating scheme. Furniture, linens and color palette vary. Guests also enjoy flat screen TVs with DVD players, in-room phones, access to wireless Internet service, computers and more.


The Inn at Cedar Crossing offers guests hot breakfasts featuring a choice of entrée as well as oatmeal or granola.  Breakfast is served in a private dining area, separate from the Inn at Cedar Crossing Restaurant, which is open to theBridgeport Waterfront Resort public. An on-premises bakery means that the inn's cookie jar is kept filled with delicious homemade treats. Check out the Inn at Cedar Crossing during the Sturgeon Bay B&B Walk Sunday, Dec. 4.


Explore in Door County:  Sweetie Pie's (see Navigator News October 2011 edition) may bring you in, but the Settlement Shops, located on Hwy. 42, just south of downtown Fish Creek, has more to offer.


Great Northern By Design is a home furnishings and decorating store located near the entrance of the Settlement Shops. Wander around the rooms, all warmlyEgg Harbor Lodge Banner dressed up with furniture, lighting, Italian pottery, linens, art and more.  Another intriguing shop is Bianca. It has women's apparel as well as jewelry and home accents with a worldly flair.


Artful Artisan and Emmett Johns Gallery are places to find original textiles and paintings, respectively.  Relax with acupuncture treatment (or even facial massage) at the unique New Leaf Acupuncture office, and discover beads, bead classes and gifts at Izora's.


The shops are joined by a paved walkway that winds around a pretty natural area.

Folk in Fish Creek


by Donna Marie Pocius

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Find folk music in Fish Creek during the winter and spring months. The White Gull Inn, 4225 Main St., has announced its 28th season of dinner folk concerts.


The series runs monthly through April features folk artists from throughout the country who perform in the White Gull dining room. Each 8 p.m. concert is preceded by an optional 6 p.m. dinner (chef's special selection at a fixed price).


Coming Dec. 7 is Michael Peter Smith, who has played major folk club and festivals throughout the country.   Next, Lou and Peter Berryman perform Jan. 12. TheirParkwood Lodge 2010 banner original music was described as "intelligent and wickedly funny . . . never bawdy or risqué but rich with wordplay and witty images."


Also part of this year's line-up is the Feb. 22 performance by Garnet Rogers, who plays songs about people who are not obvious heroes and of the small victories of each day.  On March 28, the Steel Wheels, an Americana band, comes to the White Gull.  They layer in their music rich textures and modern energy to forge a new sound. 


The April concert will be announced soon.  More information, including reservations, is available by calling the inn at 920-868-3517 or 800-624-1987.

 Door County Happenings


By Donna Marie Pocius

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New restaurant in Sturgeon Bay: Gourmet a Go Go is a new take-out style restaurant located in the Hole n One at 25 N. Madison Ave., Sturgeon Bay.  The owners say they "love to cook" and prepare "fresh seasonal cooking and scratch baking."

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YMCA Folk Art Fair not-to-be missed: The Door County YMCA will stage its annual folk art fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20, at the Y in Sturgeon Bay.


Apple season still here!  Many apple varieties grow here, so you have your pick. Hyline Orchard, Fish Creek, is open year-round, and has a fresh variety of apples including Honeycrisp.  



Last chance; see the leaves at state parks: There are still a lot of colorful leaves on trees in Door County; we estimate 15 to 20 percent of them are hanging on.  Check them out at the state parks: Peninsula, Whitefish Dunes, Newport and Potawatomi. They are open, and a vehicle sticker is required for admission. 


Watch our Fall videos from our Homepage!