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Foodie Insider - Jackie Nelson

Jackie Nelson

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I’m a Northern Door County native who has spent 20 of my 23 years living in Ephraim and Sister Bay. I have worked in the restaurant industry since I was 8 years old, when my parents owned and operated Digger's Grill and Pizza until I was 16. Since then I have worked nearly all positions in a restaurant, namely baking and cooking at local restaurants such as T. Ashwell's (now The Wickman House) in Ellison Bay and Base Camp in Sister Bay. Line cooking at one of Vail, Colorado's top-rated restaurants, Sweet Basil was my first introduction into the artistic side of cooking, and contributed to my developed pallet and love for food arts. In general, I'm a very upbeat, positive individual with a passion for food, culinary arts and the Door County community.

Most Recent Posts

Foodie Insider's Post Archive 1–8 of 8

Completely Organic in Egg Harbor…

Organic is trending right now.  So many restaurants are using all kinds of natural and organic products particularly her… Read More

Off the beaten path…

We took a ride with my sister-in-law Julie and her boyfriend Dan last Sunday out to some small bars and restaurants in t… Read More

Supper What?

Club that is.  I get asked this question all the time.  What is a Supper Club?  Well it isn't actually a club for one th… Read More

Nightingale in town…

We call Sturgeon Bay town because it's actually a city and it's where we need to go to get supplies, fix our cars and we… Read More

A Door County Cooking School

I have a secret...  There, I said it.  That was true until I went to cooking school.  I had the op… Read More


Currently, Booyah is an expression of say, joy...."I aced my test...BOOYAH!"  Booyah! is even a social media and gaming… Read More

Kitty O’Reilly’s Irish Pub

Tucked away on Sturgeon Bay's west side at 59 East Oak Street sits Kitty O'Reilly's Irish Pub.  Amy and Buster Crook bou… Read More

All in the family

Matthew Peterson purchased Casey's in 2008 and changed the name to Casey's BBQ and Smokehouse specializing in you guesse… Read More

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