Across the river, Camden County is closer to getting more user friendly access to the Ben Franklin Bridge. According to Jim Saksa at PlanPhilly, the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) donated $800,000 to the Delaware River Port Authority for a proposed ramp that would replace the currently non ADA-compliant stairs on the bridge’s south side late last month.
Collingswood family institution, The Pop Shop has opened in Medford. This second location takes over the former Farmers and Mechanics Bank at the corner of Main and Bank Streets. The inside is very reminiscent of the Collingswood location with a vintage soda fountain feel.
This Saturday, February 28th will be the official grand opening with live music outside from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and an official ribbon cutting ceremony set for 12:30 p.m. Inside, balloon artists will be on hand to entertain.
The menu will be the same as the Collingswood location with plenty of milkshakes and grilled cheeses to choose from.
The Pop Shop – Medford [Foobooz]
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The Roger Wilco in Pennsauken, New Jersey is home to the state’s only “crowler” filling station in a liquor store. In addition to a glass growler of beer, the shop, just across the Tacony Palmyra Bridge on Route 73, offers 32-ounce cans filled of your favorite beer.
The portability is a big plus and the seal of the can is much tighter than a traditional glass growler and cap connection. And the crowler is pretty fun to watch in action.
Check out the beers currently available for 32-ounce crowler fills on Beer Menus.
Can’t come to Philly this season? There’s plenty of holiday fun in the ‘burbs, too. From light shows to tea parties, you can get your fill of holiday cheer without the messy commute.
Tom Fischer's Tavern caught on fire last night pic.twitter.com/209C8hhtq4
— Jen A. Miller (@byJenAMiller) May 21, 2014
Tom Fischer’s Tavern has reopened in Westmont, New Jersey, just about six-months after a fire closed the popular watering hole. Though the fire damage was minimal, the smoke forced the bar to be gutted down to the studs. Now the bar is back with all new booths, walls and windows.
But judging by the Courier Post’s article, the people will make it the same old Tom Fischer’s very quickly.
Fischer’s Tavern in Haddon Twp. reopens after fire [Courier-Post]
If you just so happen to be in Mercer County or Lambertville, and you just so happen to be looking for something social to do, check out the food truck fairs hitting Jersey this week.
The Lambertville Food Fair is happening tonight from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. and will be featuring some familiar food trucks like: Nomad Pizza, Say Cheese and Bonjour Creperie. The Food Fair will have two beer gardens, 15 food trucks, and 20 restaurants serving up bites and brews. Tickets for tonight’s event are available here.
If you’re not available to party in New Jersey tonight, not to worry, Mercer County’s Fall Food Truck Fiesta is happening Saturday, October 18th from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Food trucks, including Cow and the Curd, KAMI, The Taco Truck, and Oink and Moo will all be at the event happening at the Festival Grounds of West Windsor Park. Hopewell Valley wine and beers will be on tap, and there will be plenty of children’s activities as well. Live music as well as DJ performances will also be happening.
Since it’s an Eagles bye-week and your Sunday afternoon is probably free, Farm and Fisherman Tavern’s Beer and Sausage Fest may be just what you’re looking for. The Tavern, in Cherry Hill is hosting the big event this Sunday, October 19th from 4:30 p.m. until 8 p.m.: Beer and Pig. The event will include a cocktail hour with passed pig h’orderves before the four-course meal.
Dishes will be created from two Rettland Farm heritage pigs that will be paired with local beers. At least four of the six beers that will be served (Kane, Cape May, and Forgotten Boardwalk) aren’t distributed in Pennsylvania. They will also be serving a punch containing rum distilled by Cooper River Distillers in Camden.
Forgotten Boardwalk Brewing has set its grand opening for Saturday, October 11th. The brewery, founded by Jamie Queli, takes over the original Flying Fish Brewery location at 1940 Olney Avenue in Cherry Hill. David Bronstein is the head brewer. Bronstein joined the Forgotten Boardwalk team from Sly Fox Brewing Company in April.
The brewery features a whimsical setting, complete with skeeball machines, fun house mirrors, a boardwalk spin wheel and a 30 barrel brewing system. The tap room has eight tap handles which will have four Forgotten Boardwalk mainstay beers, plus four brewers’ choice beers, all of which are produced on premises.
Haddonfield, New Jersey, a “dry” town since 1873, has recently made strides in changing the law due to an approved initiative called the Alcohol Management Plan for Retail Outlets. By leasing a portion of their business to New Jersey-based wineries, restaurants are now allowed to sell wine by the bottle.
Restaurants in the town that have applied to sell wine include Jersey Java & Tea, MiaMare Ristorante and The Little Tuna.
Jersey Java & Tea will be partnering with Auburn Road Vineyard & Winery in Pilesgrove; MiaMare Ristorante will be partnering with Coda Rossa Winery in Franklinville; and The Little Tuna will be partnering with Amalthea Cellars in Atco.