Pete Giannopoulos dropped a corporate sales job in 1994 in pursuit of his long-held dream of opening a brewpub. Although the beer adventure was originally a family-only endeavor, Pete has enlisted the expertise of various brewers over the years—2002 saw the arrival of head brewmaster Brian O’Reilly, who has been crafting the award-winning beers on tap ever since. Despite its beer-centricity, Slyfox Brewery is equally adept at attracting customers with its spread of juicy eats. The wraps, half-pound burgers, and flatbread pizzas that populate the pub’s menu partner with fresh brews more naturally than two baristas performing a tango. Chefs also add ale to dishes such as the beer-battered onion rings and the Dunkel lager cheese sauce that complements hearty pub pretzels.
At Markie's Mini-Golf, flowing brooks meander through rocky outcroppings and pristine greens that span 26,000 square feet across 18 holes. The course's nature-inspired layout snakes through caves and around a central waterfall, which flows into a fountain that summons thirsty golf balls. Groups putt around the pintsized course before lapping up sweet, hand-dipped scoops of Nelson's ice cream in an air-conditioned snack area. The frosty treats can be consumed around indoor tables or outside at picnic tables.
See natural building materials from The Home Depot, exhibits from Volkswagen and GM, and a huge array of grass-fed blenders, electric commuting zeppelins, and solar-powered forks. There's also a full calendar of lectures and panels dealing with how to green your business, live sustainably, and dress eco-cool (fig leaves are out, palm fronds are in). The woven grass doors open Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and the following day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Present your Groupon at the registration table for entry.
When Cheryl Schaaf was shuffling through old items, she discovered something she'd never known: as a child, her mother dreamed of being a veterinarian. She'd written it in her journal. At that moment, Cheryl was inspired to create a business that offered pet owners similar comfort and peace of mind.
The result was Walk the Dog—a team of animal-loving professionals that offer personalized pet care in South Jersey and parts of Pennsylvania. Of course, Walk the Dog's team members know they can't replace at-work or vacationing pet owners. Instead, they make sure pets remain active with walks. They also keep particularly jittery critters company with overnight sittings, offering a much more soothing presence than a broom with googly eyes glued to it.
Thomas Richard has one boss—the client. The owner of TRS Designs, Inc does everything he can to bring each client's vision for their home to life, from helping to select materials for a project to completing a full kitchen remodel. He also offers homeowners a list of cabinetry products that are tested for their quality, value, and ability to transport pots and pans to the past through built-in wormholes.
At PiXcara Studios, specialists in video production work to create custom intros, backgrounds, and voiceovers for product videos or commercials. Previously contracted to create videos for MLB All-Star games, the team has experience shooting promotional videos, product demos, and more.