Bits & Bites: Thanksgiving Dinner

Save yourself the kitchen

Want to leave Thanksgiving dinner to the professionals? You are lucky. You have a few options next week for a delicious meal, whether you want to dine in or take home.

that of Alexander, 3667 Hwy 42 in Fish Creek, has a limited number of tables available, so call ahead to make a reservation or place a take out order.

If you take dinner for later, Scaturo’s Baking Co. & Café, 19 Green Bay Road in Sturgeon Bay, features a platter that includes freshly roasted turkey, sausage stuffing, corn, mashed potatoes and gravy, freshly baked rolls, cranberry sauce, apple chips and squares of pumpkin pie.

Restaurant Alexandre

Leathem Smith’s Lodge, 1640 Memorial Dr. in Sturgeon Bay, will serve a turkey dinner with fresh roasted turkey, sweet potatoes, candied carrots, mashed potatoes and gravy, pecan stuffing, cranberries, bread rolls and an apple cobbler in the dining room, and the restaurant will also offer a spread to go.

Order your turkey soon!

Greens N Grains Natural Foods Market & Café, 7821 Hwy 42 in Egg Harbor, has three varieties of turkeys ready to order for the big Thanksgiving feast. Mary’s turkeys will be available in both outdoor and certified organic options, though both will be fed a non-GMO diet. For those looking to buy local, Greens N Grains offers pasture-raised turkeys from Sunset Farm in Brussels. Call 920.868.9999 to place your order.

Sunset Farms

Hacienda brings back the beers

Last weekend, Hacienda Beer Co., 8099 Hwy 57 in Baileys Harbor released See Ya Later: another collaborative beer from their oak cellar. Hacienda brewers created this one with brewers from Barrel + Beam, based in Marquette, Michigan.

The Barrel + Beam crew joined the Hacienda team at Baileys Harbor in the fall of 2019 to brew a koelschip beer with lots of fodder ingredients. Barrel + Beam picked juniper branches in Michigan and Hacienda harvested sumac cones in Door County.

The beer then spent a year and a half in oak barrels before being bottled for the last six months. The result? See Ya Later has notes of juniper, cider, charred lemon and melon, with balanced profiles of funk and acidity.

The Way You Make Me Feel, one of Hacienda’s cocktail-inspired IPAs, also returned last weekend. Hacienda incorporated ingredients based on the Floradora cocktail: juniper berries, ginger root, lime juice and red raspberry, as well as lactose sugar to give a creamy and full body. Brewers popped the beer in the kettle and dry with a bouquet of Motueka and Simcoe to further amplify the lime, berry and resin character.

Want even more? Hacienda has also released its Black Friday range. It includes four variations on its Velvet Bulldozer and Winter 2021/2022.

Hacienda Brewery

Cheese in time for Christmas

Wisconsin Cheese Masters is shipping its cheese gift boxes on December 6, 13, and 20. Order today at and choose your ship date to ensure you or your loved ones receive a real Gouda gift in their stocking. A top pick is the Best Cheese in America Box – Wisconsin Cheese Masters’ most popular gift collection – featuring cheeses that have won a total of six Best in Show awards.

Wisconsin Cheese Masters

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