Margarita and Porter visited Bog Iron Brewing in Norton, MA!
Bennington Battlefield is the site of a Revolutionary War battle.
The battle resulted in a decisive victory for the Americans.
There are a series of interpretive signs, a 2.7 mile trail system, and a picnic area.
Margarita and Porter visited Brown’s Brewing Company‘s tap room in North Hoosick, NY!
Margarita shopped in Binkley’s 5 &10 to pick out her birthday balloons!
Checking out the party supply isle:
Birthday candles secured:
Lots of balloons to choose from:
Balloons getting blown up!
Watching patiently as the balloons are getting filled…
The back seat was a tight squeeze !
For Margarita’s 10th birthday she visited Tractor Supply Company for the first time!
Margarita checking out the Chick specials 😂
Picking out her birthday gifts:
Waiting patiently for her treat from the nice cashier:
👯♀️🐽🐽Twinning with one of her birthday toys bought at Tractor Supply Company!
We visited this hard cider brewery during its third open weekend.
Margarita was their first 4-legged visitor!
Armageddon uses as much organic locally sourced produce and honey as possible.
Their tasting room is dog-friendly, and Rita-approved!
“Desolation” was my favorite in the flight!
What rhymes with snow? BEER!
Margarita enjoyed visiting a new brewery ( Chimney Rustic Ales ) while the flurries began to fall !
Vinyl Brewing in the heart of Hammonton, NJ definitely makes our favorites list!
Margarita checked off another Adventure List item!
Everyone red meat-eater has their favorite steakhouse, right? Well, Brian’s preferred high-end steakhouse is a a place called The Library II . Now I don’t eat meat at all, but I must say, this place is one of my favorites too… for their famous (and huge!) all-you-can-eat salad bar!
The Library II has been in business since 1942. This restaurant has long been a New Jersey landmark and neighborhood favorite with its distinctive “library” atmosphere and unique serving style. They are well-known for their steaks, surf-and-turf, and salad bar.
When ordering here, you meet your chef at the kitchen window, where he/she will help you select the perfect cut of steak, or your choice of lobster tail.
Not a meat or seafood eater? No problem! The Library has one of the largest salad bars I have ever seen…and best of all: The salad bar is “all you can eat!” Beyond the “normal” salad bar items, the Library II salad bar has an extensive assortment of fruits, vegetables, artisan breads, and gourmet cheeses!
Margarita’s filet mignon:
Margarita enjoyed her fancy steak!
BOK to School!
What a cool place to spend a Sunday-Funday during Back-to-School season!
Bok Bar is located on the rooftop of a closed technical high school. The rooftop bar is dog friendly on Sundays after 2pm.
It was neat walking through the hallway of the school to get to the elevator which led to the rooftop!
The bathrooms were left just as they were when the high school was open!
Margarita enjoyed snoozing on the rooftop!
Check out the views!
Margarita visited the Cherry Street Pier!
Cherry Street Pier is a dog-friendly, “mixed-use” public space within a century-old pier on the Delaware River in Philadelphia, PA.
Cherry Street Pier was originally built in 1919 as a shipping pier . You can still see the original railroad tracks, and steel trussed roof.
There is an open-air garden under the Pier’s historic steel trussed roof. Here you will find concessions sold out of historic train cars! There is also many beautiful views of the Delaware River.
We took a break down by the river and enjoyed a beverage.
Margarita snoozed along the Delaware River just beyond the Benjamin Franklin Bridge.
One of the most yummy (and fun!) Adventure List Items check off!
Rita performed her very own “Pat’s vs. Geno’s” taste test.
Click on the video below to see which famous Philadelphia cheesesteak joint she thinks is the best!
La Calaca Feliz is a contemporary Mexican restaurant located in the Fairmount section of Philadelphia.
Located in the Fairmount Neighborhood of Philadelphia, PA, and set in a 19th century firehouse, Jack’s Firehouse is definitely worth a visit! Jack’s Firehouse is located directly across from Eastern State Penitentiary on Fairmount Avenue.
Even though we sat at the dog-friendly outdoor seating area, Brian and I each took a moment to explore the inside of this unique establishment. Most of the original mahogany interior, wooden plank flooring, and yes, even the brass fire pole are still intact! There is also a racing shell suspended over top the bar.
What great history this place has! The fire company that originally occupied Jack’s was Truck A, now referred to as Ladder Company 1 and located on Parish Street in Philadelphia. Truck A was the first paid Philadelphia Fire Department in 1871.
We enjoyed a glass of wine and ordered the Calamari with Hot Pepper Chips, Carrots, and Hot Lava – and it was absolutely amazing! We enjoyed being able to take in the historic, yet sometimes eerie views of Eastern State Penitentiary.
Cello visited here on April 27, 2014.
Margarita visited here on August 19, 2019.
Located in the Fairmount Neighborhood of Philadelphia, PA on Fairmount Avenue, Urban Saloon has outdoor seating, is dog-friendly (they even bring our a bowl of water for your pup!) and is situated directly across from Eastern State Penitentiary.
Margarita visited here in 2019
Cello was here on April 27, 2014!
“Not a worry in the world, a PBR on the way – Life is good today. Life is good today.” ~ Zac Brown Band
It was exciting, yet eerie to enjoy a glass of wine at their outdoor seating area while gazing at the historic Eastern State Penitentiary.
“The Bishop’s Collar – Salvation by the Pint. Come worship with us.”
~The Bishop’s Collar
Limoncello visited here on April 27, 2014
Named after a perfectly poured pint of Guinness, The Bishop’s Collar is located in the Fairmount neighborhood of Philadelphia, PA on the corner of 24th Street and Fairmont Avenue.
This was our first stop after my Birthday Hike at Wissahickon Park. Here we enjoyed Risotto Balls appetizer, served with marinara sauce (YUM!)… and of course washed them down with a Bloody Mary (Jen’s choice) and a pint of Boddington’s (Brian’s choice).
The atmosphere was fun and lively on this day, as the Flyers were playing. Cello enjoyed people and dog watching along Fairmount Avenue, and we very much enjoyed our food, drink, and the jubilant atmosphere here!
Train Wreck Distillery is New Jersey’s first legal craft distillery since prohibition!
The distillery is located in the historic Mount Holly train station.
Train Wreck welcomes dogs both at the outdoor seating area as well as inside the distillery.
We purchased a bottle for our home bar before leaving.
Margarita visited the Robin’s Nest for dinner!
Robin’s Nest is located in the historic town of Mount Holly, NJ.
We were lucky to get a table right by the water!
Another enjoyable New Jersey Brewery!
Kelly Green Brewing Company, located in Pittman, NJ, is open Wednesdays from 5 – 10PM, Thursdays from 5 – 10 PM, Fridays from 3- 10 PM, Saturdays from 12 – 10 PM, and Sundays from 12:30 am – 6 PM.
You can take a tour any time during brewery hours, and if you don’t plan to hang out in their tasting room, you can bring your growler in to be filled with your favorite Kelly Green Brewing Co. beer.
Right now their beer cannot be bought in stores – it is brewed and sold exclusively at the brewery.
We enjoyed the beer, the atmosphere, and the fellow beer drinkers here!
Another day, another brewery for Señorita Margarita…
Human Village Brewing Company in Pittman, NJ!
The Smashing Pumpkin Ale was delish!
A colleague at work recommended we try Bonesaw Brewing Co. so of course we couldn’t resist!
Owned by a surgeon and his brother-in-law, Bonesaw is open 7 days a week, and allows dogs on the outdoor patio area.
This brewery has quite a few beers on tap! Click HERE to see their menu.
We very much enjoyed our flight of beer, and will definitely visit Bonesaw again soon!
Hidden Sands Brewing Company just opened in 2016, and has a pretty neat story about how they obtain fresh water for their beer.
Hidden Sands Brewing Company dug down to tap the 800 foot deep fresh water aquifer in the area !
In addition, all Hidden Sands brews are made with quality, locally sourced ingredients.
Veteran owned, woman owned, and American crafted!
Backward Flag Brewery has a very cool atmosphere and delicious beer!
The spirit of the Pinelands influences the names of their signature brews and the laid-back atmosphere in the taproom.
Their water is obtained from the Kirkwood-Cohansey Aquifer, which is known to contain some of the best all-natural drinking water in the world.
We enjoyed the beer, atmosphere, and people at this brewery!
Atco Brewing Company brews in small batches and is located in Southern NJ.
You can view their current beer menu by clicking HERE . Here’s our flight:
What’s YOUR superpower ?!?!
Sharpies are provided to write your name on the post!
They even have a “Stowaway Membership” that includes:
- Invite to stowaway events (4 per year) for early access to experimental stowaway brew/recipes
- Includes one free flight and a pint at each event
- Reduced price beer at each event
- 1 Stowaway Pint Glass
- 1 Stowaway T-Shirt
- Reduced renewal rate for subsequent years
Another day, another brewery! Sniffing out dog friendly watering holes one beer at a time!
Berlin Brewing Company was founded in 2014.
They have an extremely cool tasting room they call the Pastime Tap Room, as it is filled with baseball memorabilia.
Sharpies are provided so you can add your name to the flight stand… can you find ours in both of the pics below?
Good beer and good times! If you visit around Christmas – we highly suggest the Holly Jolly Winter Warmer!
Continuing our mission to find ALL the dog-friendly watering holes, a friend of ours told us Zed’s was a “must-try.” Zed’s Beer is one of the newer breweries in our area.
Geoff Bado received a “Mr. Beer” kit as a gag-gift at Christmas . . . and now, 20 years later, he is the founder and brewer for Zed’s Beer!
As of now, in NJ, breweries in New Jersey, there is a law that requires you be provided a tour of the brewery before purchasing a pint or flight.
The tasting room at Zed’s has a great atmosphere!
Salem Oak Vineyards in Southern NJ was super dog friendly!
The wine was yummy, and the tasting room was neat … Best of all – the tasting room was dog-friendly!
While we were doing a wine tasting at Coda Rossa Winery , our host suggested that after our tasting we try a new winery that was right down the street.
We took the suggestion – and were so glad we did!
This family-run winery is set on beautiful grounds where you can take your dog for walks on the trails. Autumn Lake Winery is so new, that their tasting room is not built yet, but they have a temporary tasting room set up in a greenhouse.
The family is so nice, and their wines are very tasty! Oh – and they LOVE dogs!
Coda Rossa Winery is named for the Red-Tail Hawks that live in their vineyard.
This winery features both New Jersey and California wines. We did a tasting here and were very pleased with all the wines we tasted!
Halbrendt Vineyard is a small winery owned by a husband and wife who built their winery while both holding full-time jobs at Penn State University Fruit Research & Extension Center. We very much enjoyed the wines here, and the tasting room is dog-friendly!
Adams County Winery is one of the oldest wineries in Pennsylvania, and also was voted Best Winery in Gettysburg. Best of all, they have free wine tastings every day!
Santa, Mrs. Claus, and a few of their elves even stopped by to visit Margarita and tell her she was on the Nice List!
Reid’s Winery and Cider House did not allow dogs inside the tasting room, but they did have a dog-friendly outdoor patio.
During our stay in Gettysburg this past Thanksgiving, Margarita had the opportunity to go shopping with her PAWrents!
Dogs of Gettysburg Pet & Gift Emporium is a Civil War inspired shop that contains unique gifts for both people and dogs.
We found a cool Pointer print, which we now have hanging in our home:
…and a few other fun gifts:
Not only did we love their wines (we bought a case!), they had a chocolate fountain – YUM!
Balic’ also had a quite outdoor sitting area:
Best of all, they are dog friendly, and have their own vineyard dog, Mariah , who Margarita quickly made friends with!
We will definitely be adding this winery to our “visit regularly” list!
Previously home to acres of apple orchards, Hauser Estate Winery ‘s tasting room is located right outside of Gettysburg. Beneath the tasting room is an underground winery production facility. The winery also has a location in downtown Gettysburg on Lincoln Square.
We visited the tasting room, which was situated on a hill, and had a gorgeous view.
We sat on the outside deck, as dogs were not allowed inside.
Their outdoor patio was dog-friendly.
Margarita had her “first day at college” with a great visit at Rowan College at Burlington County meeting students and staff in the Student Success Center for their Mental Health Week event, while she helped enlighten them on the positive benefits therapy dogs provide for students with depression and anxiety!
The event was sponsored by Phi Theta Kappa Chi lota Chapter and RCBC Student Support.
The first full week of October focused on increasing understanding of what mental illness feels like, so others can learn more about the wide range of symptoms experienced by those living with a mental illness.
In addition, the purpose of this week was to also reduce the misunderstanding and stigma associated with mental health conditions.
After Margarita was blessed by the Pastor at the Blessing of the Animals, we headed over to see The Stone Pony. We then decided to check out the Asbury Park boardwalk. There are several dog friendly eateries on this boardwalk. We decided to try Pop’s Garage – and were glad we did!
With authentic Mexican cuisine and delicious drinks, how could we pass it up!?!
The staff was very dog friendly and set up a water bowl for Rita.
The food was delicious, and the drinks were amazing! If we are ever back in Asbury Park, we will definitely be visiting Pop’s Garage again!
Although we had been to several boardwalks in NJ, we had never been to this one – and it was the perfect weather day for the occasion!
Rita loved people-watching!
Even though it was a perfect day, the boardwalk was not very crowded. We enjoyed taking a walk, looking at the beach, and listening to the ocean!
I was born and raised in NJ, and had always wanted to visit – it was awesome to see it in person!
Margarita checked-off another 2017 Summer Bucket List item when we visited the dog Beach on Long Beach Island.
She even went into Barnegat Bay for the very first time (You can see Barnegat Light House across the Bay)!
Margarita had a blast retrieving her toy from the bay!
We had an amazing day!
On our way to the game:
Arriving at the Blue Claws home stadium- First Energy Park:
Rita got her own “wrist” band for the game!
Finding our seats… we had a great view!
Keeping cool during the game:
Margarita found a doggie friend, and didn’t want to leave his side!
Margarita enjoyed her first ball field hot dog !
Such a fun time!
Margarita’s Summer 2017 Bucket List item: Take a ride in a canoe for the first time!
What a beautiful night ~ The sky was as pink as Rita’s life jacket!
We had a beautiful sunset, and a fun night out on our lake!
Another great New Jersey winery ~ Amalthea Cellars !
Such a cool tasting room! Dog’s aren’t allowed inside – so if you visit with a friend, be sure to have them watch your pooch while you check out the inside of the winery.
We sat outside on the pretty grounds and very much enjoyed ourselves and the wine!
White Horse Winery, located in Hammonton, NJ, quickly became one of our favorite wineries!
Dogs are not allowed in the tasting room. However, leashed, well behaved friendly dogs are allowed outside, where they have corn hole, live entertainment, fire pits, and plenty of seating.
They have a nice selection of white, red, and rosé wines.
I think this may be Margarita’s new favorite winery as well!
Dimatteo’s Winery is located in a major farming are of Southern New Jersey.
The tasting room was dog friendly!