Sunday, December 3, 2023

Ferris’ Day Off (A Pup’s Adventure in the Historic Triangle): Pierce’s BBQ

HISTORIC TRIANGLE — Part beagle, part foxhound and all attitude, Ferris Bueller (no, not THAT Bueller but, definitely named after the ’80s icon) is a one-year-old pup who loves to head out on adventures and explore new places and meet people.

Ferris loves to visit parks, beaches, breweries and any other places where doggies are allowed. WYDaily is following Ferris’ quest for the best dog-friendly places our area has to offer.

A pretty Spring afternoon calls for lunch al fresco. And, a hound’s nose knows where to go. Pierce’s Pitt BBQ smoke fills the air and the picnic tables beckon.

Located on East Rochambeau Drive, Pierce’s Pitt BBQ is famous for its mouthwatering sandwiches and southern-style sides.

Pets in Virginia are not allowed inside food establishments. To understand the law better, visit the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services web page.

However, leashed pets are welcome to sit outside with their owners and enjoy a meal on the grassy outdoor eating area of Pierce’s, which is filled with shade from trees and sunny yellow umbrellas.

There is a designated area to walk your pet.

Ferris spent a great deal of time putting his sniffer and taste buds to the test while we visited. There were several other canines hanging out in the space as well.

“We are all dog lovers around here, Jay’s two dogs (Hazel and Joey) come to work with him every day and our office manager Kim brings her pup Monkee, too,” said Nicole Pereira, Director of Operations, “When creating the picnic area it was important to make it dog friendly. Especially after COVID, it seems like people are traveling with their dogs more and we want to be accommodating and welcoming to that. We love to see everyone’s fur babies too!”

Learn more about owner Jay Pierce and the staff at Pierce’s here.

Happen to spot Ferris out on an adventure? Come say hello! If you have a dog-friendly suggestion you would like Ferris to consider visiting, please email his mom. Hounds are not very good at responding.

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