From the moment you got down on your knee with the ring and the word “YES!” slipped through her lips, the wedding planning is already in motion. Actually for most brides the wedding planning probably started much earlier and if that is the case you are properly just going to tag alone for the ride. Continue reading
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!
Recently 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.
We 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.
By: John Ryan Fry
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
Although 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
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
By: Jackie Brigante
Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse to rejoice: celebrate your friendships, relationships with loved ones and even revel yourself.
This day is celebrated in many countries around the world, and is associated with Saint Valentine; who was imprisoned for performing marriage ceremonies for soldiers who were forbidden to marry. While this background may not be quixotic, the meaning behind this genuine undertaking has been celebrated for centuries.
In today’s society, we find stores filled with red, white and pink hearts filled with fancy candies, romantic dinner packages offered at our favorite restaurants and commercials encouraging consumers to indulge and pamper their partners. But for those of you who may find this holiday a but commercialized, remember that we are celebrating love – and that can relate to any relationship!
Are you a pet-lover? The ASPCA has compiled a pet-friendly Valentine’s Day guide to pamper your pooch including non-toxic plants and pet approved chocolate! Your pet will appreciate your kindness and hopefully pile on extra unconditional love!
Need to entertain the kiddies? Consider a themed arts and crafts day. Using white paper, have the kids write down things they love about their siblings or family – and only in red or pink! They can also create a list of Valentine’s Day specific words and make their very own word finds. Help them out by cutting red or pink construction paper in to the shape of a heart and penciling on grid lines to keep their lines straight.
On a budget, but want to impress? At home dates with your partner are special! Surprise your loved one with all of the ingredients to their favorite at-home meal – and prepare it together. Eat at the dinner table sitting side-by-side with the table set, lights dimmed and your favorite scented candle lit. Turn off your phones and have a conversation with no distractions. Eat slowly and enjoy your time together!
Ready for a night or weekend out? A special dinner for two is just the thing you need! Many restaurants offer a prix fixe menu for Valentine’s Day; just remember to make your reservations! Spending the weekend in a hotel with your partner can be extra special: quiet, comfortable and private! The Nassau Inn offers an Escape to Romance package year-round, but why not spoil yourself and your partner this February 14th with a retreat?
Whether your Valentine’s Day is spent with your partner or your family and friends, it is important to remember that this day is meant to celebrate togetherness – and you can achieve that sentiment with gusto!
The holidays are upon us! Can you believe how fast this year has gone?
This season, those of us on the East Coast really have something to be thankful for – regardless of where we live or where we’re from, we were all affected by Hurricane Sandy. The outpouring of support has been tremendous and many are grateful for the help especially coming into the holiday season. Now we have to help the kids – they deserve a magical holiday!
In honor of the children who lost all of their belongings, the Nassau Inn is hosting a Holiday Toy Drive! From Black Friday through December 16th, the community is invited to drop off unwrapped toys (or gift cards) in Santa’s Toy Chest located in the Main Lobby of the Nassau Inn.
All toys will be hand delivered by the Nassau Inn staff to children living in the shore communities on December 17th.
Social Media Alert! You may take your picture as you drop off your gifts and upload them to our Facebook page (@TheNassauInn) or Tweet them (@NassauInn)!
We hope you’ll participate. Every child should experience the magic of the holidays.
For questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 609.688.2624.
By: Lauren Scarpa
On October 29th, 2012 Hurricane Sandy changed the lives of those living throughout New Jersey and New York like never before. The freak weather phenomenon, or Frankenstorm as it was called, destroyed homes and businesses, left millions of people without power and resources – not to forget those who lost their lives, and left what was once the Jersey shore unrecognizable.
Now, here we are two weeks later. The destruction still exists, although clean-up has begun. People are slowly regaining power and trying to return to a semblance of normalcy as best they can. The feelings of desperation and devastation are starting to ease and it’s all due to the tremendous outpouring of support and aid available. People from around the world are donating to help those who’ve lost everything. Electric companies from all over the US drove here to lend support – you may have seen them driving up and down the highways looking for their next location to restore. It’s humbling to see communities pull together, government and celebrities assisting in the clean-up, and fundraising events to support the rebuild. People are starting to have hope again. Although they may not regain exactly what they once had, they will regain something bigger… a new lease on life.
One of the hardest parts for people to overcome is the loss of memories. Homes that people lived in, raised their families in, and built their lives in are under water. Sites where many spent their childhoods are gone. Restaurants where families enjoyed a meal no longer exist. Businesses that people depend on are now closed.
A popular saying is ‘it takes a catastrophic event like this for people to realize what’s really important” and that’s pretty accurate. Those who’ve experienced this hurricane will never forget it or the sacrifice of those who came to help.
The Princeton community was hit hard by Sandy, but in comparison to other areas, we were more fortunate. To help those who’ve lost everything, the Princeton Business Community has united to host a Hurricane Sandy Relief Drive on November 20, 2012. During that day, people are asked to shop and dine in participating business. A portion of all sales will be donated to New Jersey coastline relief efforts as well as the American Red Cross. Our Yankee Doodle Tap Room will be participating in the Drive and we hope you will too. To see a list of all local area participating businesses, please click here.
Through darkness comes light – through tragedy comes awareness – through suffering comes comfort. As time passes, New Jersey and New York will rebuild and we will regain our strength. Our communities will thrive again, our shores will be restored, and we will create new memories.
How did Hurricane Sandy impact you?
What was the most important thing that came out of this experience for you?
By: Lauren Scarpa
New to the Yankee Doodle Tap Room – the Yankee Doodle Mug Club!
Purchase a Yankee Doodle Mug (for $1) and receive half price Yankee Doodle Ale draft refills! You must have your mug with you on each visit to participate.
November 22nd is Thanksgiving – Have you made plans yet? Skip the stress and the mess! Enjoy Thanksgiving with your friends and family and let the Yankee Doodle Tap Room handle the cooking! We’re now accepting reservations. Call 609.921.7500 x.600
Watch your favorite NFL teams play in the Tap Room and enjoy our special menu for the games!
Drink Specials: $2.00 Miller Lite and Sam Adams
Food Specials $.50 Cent Wings
$5.00 Choice of:
Burger Sliders (2) with Fries
Sausage and Peppers Sandwich
Buffalo Chicken Fingers
Garlic Parmesan Puffs
Flat Bread Pizza
Although the origin of Halloween is quite grim, it has evolved into a day/evening of light-hearted fun. As a child, you got to dress up in costume, trick-or-treat for candy (Oooh Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups!), carve pumpkins, and pretend to be someone you’re not (or wish you were) for a few hours. Let’s be honest, hanging out in your costume and divvying up the candy loot after a long night of trick or treating was the best!
Then you grow up. Halloween parties become all the rage among your circle of friends! You still dress in costume and pretend to be someone you‘re not for one evening (sometimes for a prize). Our choice of costumes may have evolved from princesses, pirates, or super heroes to, well, pirates, super heroes and… Ok, maybe our costumes haven’t evolved all that much, but there have been some pretty creative ones out there recently.
The point is, Halloween bridges the generational gap for children and adults alike. It has become more family friendly and sensational!
Parents, are you excited to share the holiday with your kids? If you’re looking for something fun to do, bring your children to the Yankee Doodle Tap Room on Halloween. Kids under 12 and in costume eat free! Click here for more information.
With Halloween a few days away, how will you celebrate? Best response could win a prize!
By: Lauren Scarpa