After graduating from Vassar College in 1997, vintner Tom Carroll Jr. continued his education in California, where he taught himself about viticulture and enology to achieve a lifelong dream of opening a winery. Three years later, he returned to his hometown to found Crossing Vineyards on a plot of land situated a short distance from George Washington’s Delaware River crossing. The winery mingles historic charm and pastoral surroundings with modern technologies, such as a sterile HVAC bottling system and solar-energy panels. Tom and his parents, also co-owners, built the facility around eco-friendly winemaking practices, such as composting waste and using cover crops, a technique that prevents topsoil erosion and helps vintners sing the young grapevines to sleep.
Crossing Vineyards' European-style wines have won more than 115 awards in both national and international competitions over the past 12 years. The winery offers tastings and wine-pairing classes in an onsite educational area and hosts an annual summer wine-and-music series on its sprawling, 15-acre property.
Manayunk Brewery and Restaurant is a relaxed restaurant with an elegant decor and classic American dishes. No need to miss out on Manayunk Brewery and Restaurant just because you are avoiding fat or gluten. The restaurant has plenty of options that can accommodate your dietary needs. Those who enjoy a drink or two with dinner are advised to take advantage of Manayunk Brewery and Restaurant's BYOB policy. Order a bottle for the table if you like — Manayunk Brewery and Restaurant has a full bar stocked with the best wine, beer, and more. Save money on a sitter — kids are welcome to join the table at Manayunk Brewery and Restaurant. Have a big celebration coming up? Consider the private room at Manayunk Brewery and Restaurant, perfect for large groups of revelers. Patio tables and chairs are ready for Manayunk Brewery and Restaurant diners who prefer their meals al fresco.
Wear what you like when you dine at Manayunk Brewery and Restaurant — the restaurant has a chill vibe just right for casual dining. If you're in a hurry, place an order for pickup instead. The restaurant also offers catering if you want to bring the flavors of Manayunk Brewery and Restaurant to your next party or event.
For diners who choose to drive to the restaurant, parking is readily available — the nearby lot offers optional valet, and street parking is also accessible.
Typical diners should plan to spend about $30 per person on Manayunk Brewery and Restaurant's moderately priced fare. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at Manayunk Brewery and Restaurant, so come by whenever it fits your schedule.
Quickly ease your appetite at this laid-back American eatery — 1518 Bar and Grill serves sandwiches, salads and more to Philadelphia's Center City West patrons. Put the diet on pause when you visit 1518 Bar and Grill — there are no low-fat menu items. The drink list at 1518 Bar and Grill has everything you need to complete your meal (and your night out). Just around the workday bend are 1518 Bar and Grill's happy hour food and drink bargains. With its spacious interior, 1518 Bar and Grill is a great choice for big groups and celebrations.
If crowds aren't your thing, it's best to visit 1518 Bar and Grill during the slower weekday hours. Put the suit away when heading to 1518 Bar and Grill — dress is casual, as are the vibes. Or, take your grub to-go.
A meal at 1518 Bar and Grill will typically set you back about $30.
If it weren't for a pesky aphid, Renault Winery may never have existed. When parasitic bug wiped out much of Europe's grape crop, it forced master vintner Louis Nicholas Renault to move from France to the United States. He eventually settled in New Jersey, a state that boasts a similar climate to France and a similar accent to Parisians. Here, he cultivated American grapes that were unfettered by the insects, turning Renault Winery into a prize-winning establishment and eventually into a New Jersey historical site.
Today, the winery offers tours of its storied grounds, inviting visitors to peruse while sampling a wide variety of reds, whites, and champagne. The space also doubles as a popular wedding venue and even houses a golf course on site.
Pour & Pedal leads wine lovers on 13-mile excursions through the picturesque farms, gardens, and vineyards of New Jersey and New York's wine country. Tours progress at a leisurely pace over predominantly flat terrain and well-surfaced roads, and riders are provided with bicycles that feature baskets for carrying any bottles bought at vineyards. Tours begin at 10 a.m. and finish around 3 p.m., often passing by seasonal attractions such as antique car shows or live concerts en route.
Inspired by the values of early America, Founding Fathers Brewing Co. was created to offer a premium domestic beer to compete with the products of foreign-owned breweries, all while giving something back to military families. According to the Greenville Journal, founder, president, and CEO Phil Knutsen's father, father-in-law, son, and college roommate all served in the armed forces, inspiring him to get involved. His company is also guided by the knowledge and experience of a military advisory board, and half of Founding Fathers’ profits go to nonprofit organizations supporting families of U.S. Military personnel.
Brewers craft the company’s homegrown beers in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, including a full-bodied lager and a golden, light version for sippers watching their waistlines or saving their calories for a whole apple pie. Customers can now find the bottles and cans in a growing number of locations across the country.