Let’s Make History

blog joeBy Joe Bergin

Picture this: You have just finished chatting with a friend you haven’t been able to spend time with for a little while.  It is brought up in the conversation that you’d like to plan a day or night to go out, kick back, and try to catch up.  There was even some talk about inviting a few more of your friends to tag along.  It sounded great, and you were excited for it. You were really just tangled up in the moment.

Until the conversation ended, and the phones were put down, you hadn’t really thought about HOW you were going to actually spend the night.  In a way, you seem to expect the perfect plans to just fall into your lap. Continue reading

Hotel Safety Tips while traveling

BLOG HOTEL PHOTOBy Michael Bonotto, Security & Safety Director

Security and safety while traveling, both in the United States and abroad, sometimes is not on your packing list but once there becomes apparent. Being prepared on a trip can help alleviate stress, anxiety and help the journey to be more enjoyable.

Before you even leave for your vacation, check the Internet, is the hotel in a safe neighborhood, how is the parking, where is the parking. What’s the area like during the day and at night? If traveling to another country who is picking you up or how are you getting to the hotel. These considerations should be thought of weeks in advance of your trip.  Any credit cards, tickets, passports and other important documents should be copied and left at home in case they are lost. Valuables like jewelry should also be photographed and insured by your home owner’s policy. Make a packing list with check boxes, this list will help you formulate a plan and help you get organized. Continue reading

Proud To Be An American Beer Drinker: Summer Kickoff

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By John Ryan Fry Bartender

Happy summer friends! I hope everyone was able to make it through that frosty and harsh winter!  Now that the weather is really starting to heat up, I’m sure all of you, like me, are ready to kick back, relax, and pick up a frosty pint to cool off.  After getting in the spirit over the weekend with Independence Day, I couldn’t be more excited to announce that we will be celebrating American beers this month down at the Yankee Doodle Tap Room!  And what better way to kick things off then to reflect on why beer is such a part of America’s pastime. Continue reading

Ghost of the Inn…

For years I’d heard testimony of ghost sightings at the Nassau Inn, however I had spent countless hours walking the hallowed corridors and never experienced even the slightest offbeat encounter.

At times I wondered about the possibility, if for no other reason than the consistency of guest’s stories. Many took place in the same location and their experiences were similar in nature. Ultimately I listened to the stories and although I was agreeable, I was not a believer.

That was until about two years ago… Continue reading

Tap Talk with Fry

John RyanBy: John Ryan Fry

 

OktoberfestWell folks I will be the first to come out of denial that summer is wrapping up.  Goodbye shorts, beach days and bikinis.  However, there are some great distractions to keep us warm during the unforgiving winter.  Things like the great American game of football, the warm fireplace at the Yankee Doodle Tap Room, and of course (to go with the fire) Oktoberfest!  Oktoberfest is a 16-day festival celebrating beer; held annually in Munich, Bavaria, Germany.  Running from late September to the first weekend in October, it is one of the most famous events in Germany and is the world’s largest fair with more than 6 million people from around the world attending the event every year.  To the locals, it is not called Oktoberfest, but “die Wiesn”, after the colloquial name of the fairgrounds themselves.  The Oktoberfest is an important part of Bavarian culture, having been held since 1810.  Other cities across the world also hold Oktoberfest celebrations, modeled after the original Munich event.  Traditional recipes for the Oktoberfest beer is a Märze. Märzenbier is full-bodied, rich, toasty, and typically dark copper in color with a medium to high alcohol content. Continue reading

The next big thing.

bai-bottlesBy: Jerry Perng

We are all constantly looking for the next big thing, the next trend and the next health craze.  Bai5 which started in Princeton, NJ by Ben Weiss is the next big thing in healthful beverages and it’s taking off like a rocket to the moon.

So what is Bai5, you ask? Well if you ask me, my answer is simple: “It’s a great tasting and refreshing beverage.”  Of course there is so much more to it than just that, Bai5 is  made from coffeefruit and exotic fruit juices, with only 5 calories per serving and it is also very low in sugar.  This delicious and refreshing beverage is also antioxidant-rich, so Bai5 not only tastes good; it’s also good for you!

baicoconutRecently we have launched a contest on the Yankee Doodle Tap Room Facebook page; calling all mixologists (professional or amateur) to create the perfect Bai5 cocktail with the newly launched Molokai Coconut flavor.  This is a new take on the “skinny” cocktail; with 9 different flavors of Bai5 the combination of the perfect skinny cocktail is endless.

bai cocktailWe have also partnered up with Bai5 to host the first ever Bai5 Cocktail party in Princeton on Tuesday, June 18th from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. We will  feature the winning new Molokai Coconut cocktail at the party, free hors d’oeuvres, fun games with cool prizes supplied by Bai5.

If you are in the Princeton area on that day, stop by and be here to witness the next big thing taking off.

Tap Talk with Fry

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By: John Ryan Fry

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On May 9th, straight from Chippewa Falls, WI; we will be experiencing the finest beers they have to offer.  Oskar Blues Brewery has a very interesting selection of beers they will be bringing to our patio. Of my favorites is their famous Dale’s Pale ale.  Besides being an America’s first canned craft beer, Dale’s Pale Ale taste delicious.  Oskar Blues accomplished recipes well proportioned in flavor consisting of pale malts and hops. I will warn you now this beer is not for everyone but it is sure worth finding out. Oskar Blues Brewing Company is coming  May 9th so brace yourselves. Continue reading

Tap Talk with Fry

John RyanBy: John Ryan Fry

 

 

Yankee Doodle Tap Room PatioAlthough the ground hog may have been wrong about spring coming early, summer is just around the corner. Most breweries brew their seasonal beers a few months before the actual season comes. This being said, the newest item on the shelves right now are the Summer Shandys.  A Summer Shandy beer is a blend of lager and lemonade. It makes for a crisp and refreshing drink on those hot summer days by the pool or on the Yankee Doodle Tap Room’s dining patio. Continue reading

Springing into Spring

By: Jackie Brigante

In like a lion and out like a lamb – that’s what they say! The spring equinox is always (in my humble opinion) the quintessential end to dreary winter months. Day light saving time rolls in full-force behind that pesky Punxsutawney Phil bringing with it sunny mornings and delayed sunsets.

One of my favorite things about working in Princeton was the all-around buzz that arrived with the spring. Part of my morning ritual was always pausing to look at the tulips as they broke their way through the ground and sprung to life. Potted plants popped up outside of shops and downtown was full of kids eating Bent Spoon ice cream and playing outside. Continue reading