September Events is the Yankee Doodle Tap Room!

Happy almost Fall everyone!  Can you feel the change in the air?  It’s getting darker sooner, kids are back in school, pumpkin flavored things are everywhere!!  It’s wonderful, isn’t it?  Ah, but I digress!  (Stay tuned for an upcoming blog about all things Fall) Take a look below and see what’s happening in the Yankee Doodle Tap Room in September!

 

JazzFeast

The Yankee Doodle Tap Room will be participating in Palmer Square’s 21st Annual JazzFeast on Sunday, September 9th beginning at noon! JazzFeast is an open-air jazz festival full of great music and food!

Witness some of the industry’s best jazz musicians and taste samples from many of the area’s best restaurants, the one-day festival draws thousands of people to downtown Princeton.  Stop by and see us!

 

 

Meet The Brewers Summer Series
Yards Brewing Company will be featured at the Tap Room on September 27th from 6p-8p.  Stop by for $4 Yards craft beer specials as well as giveaways!

 

 

 

‘I Made History’ Contest
 
Have you heard of this drinking contest?  No?  Well let me tell you how it works – complete the 7 drink challenge and you win an “I Made History” T-shirt!  Simple as that! All winners will have their pictures taken and posted on the I Made History board in the Tap Room as well as on Nassau Inn’s Facebook and Twitter pages.
 Who’s ready to try?

 

CJ Barna Performs Every Thursday Night
 from 7-9pm
Have You Heard CJ Barna Perform? If you’ve stopped by the Yankee Doodle Tap Room Patio on a Thursday night, the answer to that question would be yes. If you haven’t, you don’t know what you’re missing.
 
If you’re in the Princeton area on Thursday nights and are looking for some excellent entertainment, look no further than the Yankee Doodle Tap Room – CJ Barna will take it from there.

 

 

Question: What are you most looking forward to this Fall? 

By: Lauren Scarpa

You and Your Pet – Enjoy the Dog Days of Summer!

For anyone who owns a pet, you know how tough it is during the summer to find activities to do with your pet.  Either they aren’t allowed or it’s too hot.

Meet Sydney

Well, as the dog-mom of a 16 month old cockapoo named Sydney, I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had to leave him out of an activity that he would have loved.  So, after seeing him in his crate on one too many weekend days, I decided to hunt down some activities he could do with me where we’d both get to enjoy the ‘dog days of summer.’

If it’s one thing my dog loves to do, it’s run (Or steal people’s socks and run, whichever)! Being a runner myself, this works out pretty well!  On Sunday mornings, Syd and I head over to Kelly Drive in Philadelphia and hit the pavement.  With my trusty sidekick next to me, we run a few miles (in between people stopping me to tell me how cute he is, yes… I know) then stop at Dunkin Donuts – iced coffee for me, munchkins for him.  Win/Win!

Most dogs like water… they like to drink it, run through it, jump in it.  Syd’s the same way.  The one thing I couldn’t wait to do was let him run in the ocean, but as I walked him onto the Ocean City beach in June, I was informed that dogs aren’t permitted between Memorial Day and Labor Day.  Thank you rent-a-guard – glad I just drove over an hour to get here and now have nothing to show for it.  There had to be a beach where Syd could go!  My trusty smart phone located one and off we went to Sunset Beach in Cape May where he had the best time!

Another one of Syd’s favorite past times is eating!  It doesn’t matter what it is, he’ll try it (his fondness for fresh produce is quite funny and lets not even talk about custard!).  So when we’re out and about, grabbing something to eat often happens.  Finding pet friendly dining establishments is tough.  Since I’m not a fast food eater, I have to prepare ahead.  I live near an extremely pet friendly town that’s peppered with outdoor seating restaurants that allow well behaved pets.  It’s usually a good sign that a place is pet friendly if you notice water bowls out for thirsty pups, but make sure to call ahead as the laws in each area are different!  You know the Nassau Inn is a pet friendly hotel, right?  Fact!

Since there are times when I do have to leave Syd behind, I found the next best thing for him is puppy daycare (dogs must be up to date on their vaccinations and must also have a bordetella shot)! He gets to play with other dogs and comes home thoroughly exhausted – BONUS!  Two places that provide excellent care and long hours are PetsMart and Camp Bowwow!

Now that you know a little bit about Syd and our misadventures, tell me, what kind of pet do you have?  How do you spend time with them?  Where are some of the pet friendly places you like to go?

Need Ideas?
Do you need some ideas where you can take your pup?  Take a look at Bringfido.com.
Let me know what you discover!

By: Lauren Scarpa

 

 

 

 

 

Farmers Markets… Improving the Way We Enjoy Our Produce

August 5th -11th is National Farmers’ Market Week!

When I think of summer I think of heat, the shore, and fresh produce.  All of which I can attribute to growing up in Vineland, NJ – the largest city in New Jersey by square miles and a big farming city (see map below if you’ve never heard of it).

That’s right, I grew up on a farm.  My family grew and sold produce at a little stand at the end of my grandparents’ driveway.  We rode on tractors (and loved it), picked bugs off the plants, and ate fresh food right off the vine. I’m a produce-a-holic, eating more in a day than most eat in a week. I’m grateful I live here, because nothing beats Jersey produce and that’s a statement I’ll take to the grave!

After my grandparents passed, the extra land was sold and the farm became a memory, but one that I’ll always remember because it made me appreciate the closest thing I have to those memories… Farmers Markets.

Each summer I eagerly anticipate their openings.

From fruits and vegetables to meats and cheeses, you can find almost anything you’re looking for at a reasonable price and absolutely fresh.  You meet the farmer and his/her family who’ve taken the time to ensure you a quality product.

Not only are they delivering a product and service, but they are also helping build up the agricultural community, which faltered once big grocery stores popped up everywhere.  Convenience and mass production took the place of quality and that can be seen in the countless health issues plaguing people today (but that’s a whole topic on its own).

So, now I ask – do you buy at your local Farmers Market?  If so, where is your favorite? With the responses I receive, I’ll compile a list of favorites and include them in a new post.

By: Lauren Scarpa

August Events in the Yankee Doodle Tap Room

Stop by the Yankee Doodle Tap Room in August!  From Meet the Brewers to the Olympics, excitement is brewing and you won’t want to miss it!

CJ Barna Performs Every Thursday Night
7-9pm
Have You Heard CJ Barna Perform? If you’ve stopped by the Yankee Doodle Tap Room Patio on a Thursday night, the answer to that question would be yes. If you haven’t, you don’t know what you’re missing.

If you’re in the Princeton area on Thursday nights and are looking for some excellent entertainment, look no further than the Yankee Doodle Tap Room – CJ Barna will take it from there.

Meet the BrewerMeet The Brewers Summer Series Continues!
Saranac
7/31/12
6-8pm

Lagunitas
8/16/12
5:30-8pm

Olympic Specials
Now that the Olympics are underway, don’t forget to stop by the Yankee Doodle Tap Room (your Olympic headquarters!) to watch the games and partake in some great specials (ends August 12th)!

Specials
Specials Running Until August 11!

$2.00 Coors Light Silver Bullet pint cans
$6.00 pork sliders and French fries

Closing Ceremonies Day (August 12)
$2.00 Bud bottles
$2.00 Hot Dogs with sauerkraut, onions and chili

Books on Tap Group – Princeton Public Library
Bring your library card to get $2 and $3 selected beer specials and a 10% discount on any appetizer from the menu.

August 28, 2012
7 – 9pm

For questions on any of these events, please call 609.921.7500.