How could I have missed Mr. Helsinki after all these years? Nestled above the Fish Creek market between Bayside and Summertime I have certainly walked past it enough! A friend of mine kept telling me I had to try it, and last week I finally did. I had this:
- Tuna Tataki
- Ahi tuna steak seared with shiitake mushrooms in our ginger-orange-soy marinade.
Served with sautéed asparagus
- Add a couple of glasses of great pinot noir and it was a memorable dinner!
- So, i decided to try it again, and last night I had:
- Red Chili Beef
- Grilled Angus “Baseball Cut” sirloin marinated our own Thai red chili sauce and served over sautéed vegetables.
- Both dinners were excellent, lots of flavor! This is definitely a find!
- Here is the link to their site where they have full menus posted Mr. Helsinki
So, things have quieted down a bit here at the Lull-Abi Inn, so I have some time to get back to blogging about some interesting places in Door County. While I am typing this I am also munching on a jar of pickled asparagus from Koepsel’s Farm Market. Wow! What a find! I’ve never been to Koepsel’s because, like me, they are seasonal. But today I had an errand up there (Hwy 57 north end of Bailey’s Harbor…way north end) and I stopped in to visit my friend Corrina, who is part of the family that owns this market.
I was stunned at the variety! This is no minor undertaking here! A great beer selection, bakery, cheese counter, preserves, salsas, and on and on. I left with a jar of pickled asparagus, clover honey, cherry honey mustard dip (thinkin’ that might be good for pork chops) and a bag of pretzels.
Be sure to visit Koepsel’s on your next trip! And…you can shop online! http://www.koepsels.com/index.html
It’s settling down just a bit in door county. While we are still awfully busy, the pace has slowed. The weather is cooler and the regular guests of autumn are coming in every day. Ahhh! The picture is just a random snapshot from my office to show you how beautiful it is today in Door County. Make your fall reservations now! See you soon!
This is a picture of some of the new hardware for the new high speed internet at the Lull-Abi Inn! Yup, we have a few of these white antennas wired directly to the router in the office. What that means is no more wandering around looking for the best signal from the repeaters. And, speed is the same in room 29 as it is in room 1!
Many thanks to my buddy Steve who helped design it and got it up and running.
Be sure to try it out on your next trip to Door County!
My friends Kyle and Faye own the Peninsula Pub at the corner of Co RD E and A (halfway to Baileys Harbor) and they have great food! Having heard of the other offers for Lull-Abi guests, they decided to join in! After much long negotiation, here it is- Stop in at the Pen Pub and get a free order of fried sweet corn all buttery and with Cajun seasoning…Yumm!
Just bring in your Lull-Abi Inn coupon which you get by making a reservation here Reservations
Remember the post “It’s good to have friends who own restaurants?” Well, here’s another offer just for Lull-Abi Inn guests! Matthew and Regan are friends of mine who own Casey’s BBQ in Egg Harbor, right down the street from the Lull-Abi. They have great food, and it’s a fun locals kinda place! So last night, while they were buying me a couple of beers, I convinced them to run a special just for my guests, and they agreed! So, two days before you leave on your trip, you will get an e-mail from us re-confirming your plans, and there is a coupon in there for a free order of loaded potato skins. The picture is the last order I had!
So, make that Lull-Abi Inn reservation right away at www.lullabi-inn.com, and get some free skins!