Most people have heard the term “Bucket List”, which is a compilation of sometimes unuasual experiences that people want to have, or, places that they want to see before they die. Have you ever heard of a “Culinary Bucket List”?  That is the list of special food creations at different restaurants that people (foodies) rave about on social media to encourage others to try when traveling to specific destinations. With a total of twenty-four eating establishments in Sister Bay, you can go on a culinary adventure here and try the fan favorite foods that visitors . Let’s start with breakfast specialties. At Grasse’s Grill in downtown Sister Bay, people are delighted with the new menu item,Chai Spiced Granola Cakes, a stack of Chai spiced granola pancakes topped with toasted pecans and house made honey butter, served with fruit. Yum! At Cloud Nine, a new restaurant on Highway 57, the chef has created several, taste tempting organic vegetable items but the Miranda stands out…a breakfast hash with onion, bell pepper, kale, black beans, local baby red potatoes, sharp cheddar and two organic eggs. Check it out! For lunch, you might want to venture to the Roots Inn & Kitchen on Maple Drive. Roots Kitchen serves up a creative alternative to pub food with craft beer, specialty sodas and delectable lunches. Any of their special gourmet bratwurst sandwiches will be very satisfying, but a for something different, try the House Mac’n’Cheese pressed into a waffle with truffle oil, asiago and fresh basil. It’s not your regular mac’ n’ cheese. Base Camp Coffee has some wonderful items for breakfast and lunch amid cozy surroundings with art filled walls. Chef Joel, from Brittany in France, uses combinations of cheese, vegetables, spices and breads to tempt any palate. One of my favorite lunch items is the Garden Brie Baguette Sandwich made with brie cheese, fresh tomatoes, cucumber, lettuce feta spread and basil pesto. Enjoy that with one of their specialty coffees or other beverages. Whether you say “dinner” or “supper”, you’ll have to try the Boathouse Famous Lobster Roll at Boathouse on the Bay across from the marina. It is an authentic east coast style sandwich with sweet, savory lobster piled high on a buttery, split-top brioche roll, served with cole slaw or fries…just like you’d get in Boston. It’s delicious! If an elegant dinner is more to your liking, or, for a special celebration dinner, splurge on the Lamb Chops with Harissa Dry Rub, Kalamata Dumplings, Mint English Pea Yogurt and Lamb Glace. Reservations at The Waterfront are recommended. Does all this sound like a tempting culinary bucket list? Then make your reservation for a stay at Birchwood Lodge by calling 866-854-7195, or on-line at Let your taste buds lead the way!