with Caviar


Chili for
a Crowd
Linguini with
Tomatoes & Basil
Thanksgiving Turkey with Cornbread Stuffing
Cake & Cream
Cheese Frosting
Chocolate Cake
Sour Cream

"They changed the way America cooks."  --- New York Newsday

(a.k.a Wickwood's Chief Cook & Bottle Washer)

Bitter cold day. February 1981. The Silver Palate "Girls", as they called us much to our chagrin, were having lunch with a Vogue editor. She asked if we were working on a cookbook. "Yes!", snuck out of my lips while Sheil kicked my shin under the table. A bottle of Scotch later we had an outline for our unorthodox cookbook. A chapter entirely on Asparagus. And then more asparagus recipes in the Vegetable chapter. Strange, they said. Made perfect sense, we thought. No photos. instead, line drawings. Everyone said it wouldn't sell. Our friends and families said our shop would be out-of-business once we gave away all our recipes.

Memorial Day weekend found me at a manual Royal typewriter plunked on our lawn (actually, Ute Hagen's lawn for it was her house we were renting) while it drizzled. I had no idea how to fill the blank page before me, but with my pals and summer roommates, Andy and Molly, jeering me about my attempting to write a cookbook, I wasn’t going inside until the page was filled or until the lightning struck me, whichever came first. And, honestly, to my surprise, that blank page made me crazy, I started writing and the ideas didn't stop. Nights and weekends (I had a business to run during the day) I wrote until by Labor Day weekend I had a 1556-page stack of recipes; Sheil's line art, my favorite quotes, menus, entertaining tips, and lore. Bottom line, we still had no idea how to write a cookbook.

Please, Tap Into YOUR Memories . . .

The best thing I repeatedly hear about the SPCB is, "It's like having a friend in the kitchen with you!" And, over the years, I've met thousands of new cooking pals all around the world, signed loads of cookbooks held together with rubber bands, and been feted more times than I'll ever deserve.

So now I'm celebrating in my own way by asking YOU about your favorite SP recipe and how you've made it your own. Have you tweaked it over the years? Perhaps you've served it in a fresh new way? At some point you didn't have an ingredient and you substituted one of yours for one of ours. After all, isn't that the fun of cooking . . . putting your own personality into a recipe?

I'm inviting you to please share your story on Wickwood Inn's Facebook page or by writing to me at Julee Rosso Make it short and sweet. Show me your sass. You needn't list ingredient quantities, just creatively describe your creativity. And we'll all share in the fun.

Celebrate at Wickwood very soon to continue the fun,
and make your own new memories!


"Looks may be deceiving. It's eating that's believing."
                                                                    --- James Thurber


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We're experiencing heavy bookings on many of the Spring/Summer weekends. We suggest that you do try and visit Saugatuck during the week and make your plans early so that we can see you at Wickwood Inn in the next few months!!





Memphis the Musical
June 23 - July 9

Fully Committed
July 21 - August 6

It Shoulda Been You
August 18 - September 3


Creativity Revealed with Miguel A. Del Real & Andy Bellomo
June 5

Real to Reel: I Am Not Your
Negro - June 8


Elden Kelly - July 10

Danika & Jeb - July 24


Stories of Us: Transforming Communities Through Art
Opening June 9

Corridor Series: Rebel Nell
June 9 - Sept 3

Corridor Series: Clarity After Clouds June 9 - Sept 3


On Water Street in Saugatuck
Weekend Music on the Lawn

Fridays in June - Dave & Connie D
June 3 - Matt Hanegraaff
June 4 - Mark Sala
June 10 - Jake Stevens
June 11 - Mark Sala
June 17 - Coty Bouchard
June 18 - Mark Sala
June 24 - Jake Stevens
June 25 - Brad Vredevoogd
Fridays in July - Dave & Connie D
July 1 - Matt Hanegraaff
July 2 - Brad Vredevoogd
July 8 - Sarah Brunner
July 9 - Mark Sala
July 15 - Rachel Curtis
July 16 - Mark Sala
July 22 - Rachel Curtis
July 23 - Mark Sala
July 29 - Jake Stevens
July 30 - Mark Sala



Virtue Cider proudly presents its latest edition of The Mitten, a winter cider, bourbon barrel-aged many months and finished with a bit of this season’s fresh juice.
Virtue Cider, 2170 62nd St, -  Fennville

Live Local Music on Monday Night Only Jazz Jam Open Mic Night with The What Not Band Until May 2017

Summer Music - Sunday Evenings
June 4 - Mark Kahny Trio
June 11 - Christy G
June 18 - Silvertones
June 25 - Frank Eimer
July 2 - Entourage
July 9 - Christy G
July 16 - The Silvertones
July 23 - Frank Eimer
July 30 - Silvertones


SCA Farmer's Market
Every Friday

Concerts at the Felt Mansion

June 15 - Delilah DeWylde
June 22 - Kari Lynch
June 29 - Orquesta Tradicion
July 6 - Out of Favor Boys
July 13 - Brena
July 20 - Zion Lion

Ox-Bow campus Friday night open studios starts June 16

Wine Festival Weekend
June 24 & 25

Music in the Vineyards
June 8 - Indigo Moon
June 15 - Mortals 2
June 22 - Cousin Curtiss
June 29 - Mathis Grey
July 6 - Cool Lemon Jazz Duo
July 13 - Small Potatoes
July 20 - Jimmy Martin and River Edge Boys
July 27 - Ron Hark
August 3 - Reggaeloution Duo
August 10 - Shelagh Brown Duo
August 17 - Randy Reszka
August 24 - Rum Boogie Trio
August 31 - Black Ice

Summer Evening Cook-Outs
July 14 & 15 and July 21 & 22



98 Water Street

the consistency over
a period of time.

Thru June 7

the state of being
strong & active.
Opens June 10



June 16 - August 11

June 30 - July 29

July 7 - August 5

July 21 - August 10


800 Lake St., Saugatuck
Opening June 2

Native American Art & Jewelry

Summer Concerts
at Meijer Gardens

REPLAY AMERICA: Billy Ocean, Starship featuring Mickey Thomas, Taylor Dayne - June 4

Diana Krall - June 7

St. Paul & the Broken Bones
June 9

Four Voices: Joan Baez, Mary Chapin Carpenter & Indigo Girls Amy Ray & Emily Saliers - June 12

Brian Setzer’s Rockabilly Riot!
June 18

Boz Scaggs - June 21

Daughtry - June 25

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
June 29

Sheryl Crow - July 12

Huey Lewis & The News - July 16

Elvis Costello & The Imposters
July 17

Barenaked Ladies - July 19

Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers
w/ The Wood Brothers - July 20

Amos Lee - July 21

Andrew Bird with special guest
Esperanza Spalding - July 24

The Beach Boys - July 26

The Shins - July 27

Lifehouse and Switchfoot - July 31



Ai Weiwei Art Exhibition
Through August 20

"Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend"
             ---Alan Rickman

Saugatuck Brewing Company


Brewery Tours Every Saturday at 2 PM

"The most precious resource we all have is time."
                 --- Steve Jobs

Village Galleries

Dawn Stafford's Peachbelt Studio & Gallery
Corner of M-89 & 63rd St., Fennville

James Brandess
Studios & Gallery
238 Butler St., Saugatuck

Armstrong-De Graaf International Fine Art
403 Water St. on Main, Saugatuck

Marcia Perry, Sculptor
Blue Star Hwy., North of Saugatuck

Amazwi Contemporary Art
249 Culver St., Saugatuck

Janice Miles Gallery
421 Water Street, Saugatuck

Good Goods
106 Mason Street, Saugatuck


Private Tasting at The Petter Wine Gallery 161 Blue Star Hwy., Douglas

Expand your knowledge by scheduling your own private time with the Somm who will focus on your favorite varietal or region and broaden your horizons.

June 10 - Art Openings, Wine Tasting
and Live Music

July 8 - Art Openings, Wine Tasting
and Live Music

June 17 & 18
Beery Field, Douglas



Antiques Abound right on our doorstep

• Anderson Antiques in Fennville
• Blue Star Antique Pavilion
• Olde House Antiques




Petter Wine Gallery
161 Blue Star Hwy., Douglas


June 10 - Art Opening Artists: Eddie Mitchell, Kirsten Barton, Matthew Jacobson - Wine  served

"First one to complain its too hot this summer gets sand in their shorts"
--- Anon


Bowdie's Chophouse
The Southerner
Everyday People’s Café
Salt of The Earth
The Black Sheep
Hawk’s Head
Saugatuck Brewery
Lucy's Little Kitchen
The What Not Inn
Hercules Bar and Grill
The Butler
Phil's Bar and Grill
The Kirby


Wyncroft Winery
Fenn Valley Winery
Virtue Ciderie
Petter Wine Gallery
Crane's Cider Mill
Tabor Hill Winery
McIntosh Winery
Clogdal Winery
Round Barn Winery
Coppercraft Distillery
Saugatuck Brewing
New Holland Brewery


June 14 - Trip to Coral Gables in Saugatuck for a discussion about the history and stories of this local icon.

This new exhibition at the History Museum chronicles how the two small lakeshore villages of Saugatuck and Douglas reflected the contrasting worlds of fear and fun during the Cold War era of the 1950s-1970s.

Saugatuck-Douglas History Museum is located on Park Street at Mt. Baldhead Park, Saugatuck on the west side of the Kalamazoo River, a short walk from the Chain Ferry.

The Museum is open 1 PM to 4 PM daily through Labor Day then from 1 PM to 4 PM on weekends through October.

Old School House History Center
130 Center St., Douglas

July 11 - West Michigan Wine
July 18 - West Michigan Pike
July 25-Saugatuck-Douglas School House History
Aug 1 - Ox-Bow in the 50's, 60's & 70's Aug 8 - -All Saints’ Pastoral Connections
Aug 15 -  Value of an Historic District Aug 22 -  Best of Simmons Photos
Aug 29 - Saugatuck's Chain Ferry, Past and Future


 Relax at Wickwood's Spa

Swedish Massage
Hot Stone Massage
Couples Massages
Deep Tissue/
European Facials
Anti-Aging Facia


Now just across the street from Wickwood Inn

Staying Fit in Saugatuck

It’s easy here. We have miles of beaches to walk, trails to cycle, streams and rivers, and one Big Lake, to canoe, kayak, and surf, and paths and woods to walk. We also are lucky to have the Satya Yoga Center which is dedicated to our best selves with yoga, Pilates, meditation, martial arts, dance and even Boot Camp. There are classes, personal training, and workshops for all.


Lakeshore Pilates is committed to upholding the highest standards of Joseph Pilates with Group Reformer & Mat classes and personal training. Lakeshore Pilates takes Pilates seriously training men and women of all ages. Visitors welcome.

Pumphouse Gym

The Pump House Gym is everyone’s favorite for hitting the Cardio Mezzanine with Elliptical Bikes and Treadmills, free weights and Magnum weight and strength training equipment. Classes, day rates, personal training, it’s all here seven days a week. Walk-ins welcome.


West Michigan Wineries



Blue Coast Artists

Lattner Studio
Lattner Studio

Blue Star Pottery
Blue Star Pottery

Khnemu Studio LLC
Khnemu Studio LLC

Blue Roan Studio
Blue Roan Studio

Lake Effect Pottery
Lake Effect Pottery

Blue Star Studio of Wood and Glass LLC
Blue Star Studio of Wood & Glass LLC


De Vos Performance Hall

June 6 - 11

June 17

"Spring is Nature's way of saying 'Let's Party!'"
--- Robin Williams

Thru June 5

June 5 - 10



3315 Blue Star Highway

Freshman Class
June 10

Melissa Mason
July 15


Saugatuck-Douglas Antique Market - June 10

Douglas Socials
June 29
July 13
July 27
August 10
August 24

Restaurant Week in Saugatuck, Douglas and Fennville
June 19 - June 23

GROW - A Saugatuck Diner

J. Paul's Restaurant and Wine
Lounge at The Kirby House

Salt of the Earth

The Mermaid Bar & Grill


Borrowed Time

Saugatuck Brewing Company

Farmhouse Deli

The Southerner

Wicks Park Bar & Grill

Root Coffeehouse and Cafe


and more . . .


Button Gallery
33-35 Center St., Douglas

New Artists
June 10
Mark Chatterley
Chuck Parsons
Paul Nilsson

July 15
Jeffrey Bohl
Debra Reid Jenkins
Rodgers Naylor


"First one to complain it's too hot this summer, gets sand in their shorts."
                                                                                                       --- Anon

We have Spring Fever at Wickwood! It's catching. Please join us!
                                                                             --- Julee & Bill



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Julee and Bill

Wickwood Inn   |    510 Butler Street P.O. Box 1019   |   Saugatuck, MI 49453
Tel (800) 385-1174   |   |    Bill and Julee Rosso Miller, Proprietors