Mary Bergin


Big Dining in Little Bay City

Two-time nominee Lisa Carlson and partner Carrie Summer, (who are both Kansas City Barbeque Society Certified judges; Summer’s also a pastry chef), co-own the cozy Chef Shack in Bay City, within a block of the Mississippi River. Their weathered clapboard building, a former tavern, is open—at most—three days and 14 hours per week.

Flying Free at the Horicon Marsh

Horicon Marsh is the nation’s largest cattail marsh — about 14 miles long and up to five miles wide — and also among our largest freshwater marshes. Within these 33,000 acres are large nesting areas for redhead ducks and great blue herons.