BITS & BITES: One last weekend for Parador, new dinner menu at Blue Bear & Winery wins

Last days at the Parador

If you’re hoping to make one last trip to the Parador at Egg Harbor, you’re running out of time. After 12 seasons of serving incredible small plates, sangria and chocolate churros at 7829 Hwy 42, the restaurant is closing after service on Saturday, September 3.

Blue Bear adds dinner

Blue Bear, the restaurant that moved to the former Viking Grill space this year, is adding dinner service. The restaurant kicked off its inaugural season with just breakfast and lunch throughout the summer, but it’s gearing up for fall in the space that got a complete overhaul this spring. Dinner service is available Thursday through Saturday, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Blue Bear is located at 12029 Hwy 42 in Ellison Bay.

The winery wins the prize for the best wine

Von Stiehl Winery’s 2019 Teroldego – one of his latest creations, focusing on varietals not common in Wisconsin – was recently named one of the top wines, scoring 96 points, at the international USA Wine Ratings competition in San Francisco. It was the third red wine to score 90 or more points in recent years, and one of four von Stiehl wines submitted to the competition that achieved high marks.
“We are very humbled and honored that this wine scored so high, at 96 points, along with three other wines that scored 84 points or more,” said Anthony Bilwin, Managing Director of von Stiehl. “Our red wine program has really been a priority for us, and it’s exciting for our team to see their passion score so incredibly well.”

Other von Stiehl wines that performed well in this year’s competition are its 2017 Red Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon (with 92 points), its 2017 Barrel Select Cabernet Sauvignon (89 points) and its 2021 Albarino (84 points). And it all came after its Cherry Bounce won double gold — best-in-class liquor — at this year’s Finger Lakes International Wine Competition in June, for the second straight year.

Taste them all for yourself in the Winery’s Tasting Room and Cider Bar at 115 Navarino Street in Algoma. Visit or call 920.487.5208 for more information.

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