Sunday, December 28, 2008

Tell us your Franklin Inn Story and Win a $30 Gift Certificate

The Franklin Inn is now celebrating 30 years. That's a long time! If the walls could talk - we'd hear some great stories...but they can' we need your help.

We are collecting your Franklin Inn memories from these past 30 years: Photographs, anecdotes of good times at the Inn, birthday celebrations, engagement surprises, etc. Email them to me at or enter them in this blog in the comments section below. You can also drop off your story during your next visit to the Inn. Submit your Franklin Inn Memory by January 31, 2009 and your name will be entered to win a $30 Franklin Inn Gift Card.

Thanks for the memories!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Feliz Janucá - Happy Hanukkah

We'd like to wish our Jewish patrons a wonderful celebration as they begin their Hanukkah observances at sundown this Sunday. I was curious to see how the Festival of Lights is celebrated in Mexico. I couldn't find much. Below is what I did find regarding Hanukkah celebrations in Mexico. Please feel free to comment at the bottom of this blog entry and let us know about your Janucá traditions from Mexico.

Festival of Lights in Spanish is Fiesta de las Luminarias

In Mexico they call the Dreidel game Toma Todo

Recipe for Bunuelos de Hanuka (Hanukkah Fritters)
You have to scroll pretty far. Last I counted, it was the 11th recipe down.

Bimuelo, instead of latkes?
Neat little history and recipe from a man whose grandfather was a Sephardic Jew.

The first verse and chorus of the dreidel song in Spanish:
Yo tengo un dreidel. Lo hice de barro.
Cuando se seca, Juego al dreidel mucho.
Dreidel, dreidel, dreidel, lo hice de barro.
Dreidel, dreidel, dreidel, lo jugaré.

(In English: I have a little dreidel. I made it out of clay.
When it’s dry and ready, then dreidel I shall play.
Oh dreidel, dreidel, dreidel, I made it out of clay.
Oh dreidel, dreidel, dreidel, then dreidel I shall play.)

Hanukkah in Mexico Blog Article

Happy Hanukkah!
Cibula Family and Staff of the Franklin Inn

Holiday Hours

We will be closed to celebrate Christmas
December 24th & 25th

We will also be closed January 1st.

Yes...we are open on New Year's Eve!

Starting with Sunday, January 4th,

we will be closed on Sundays, so that our staff can

relax and enjoy a day with family and friends.

Do we need to start carding the Trick or Treaters?

Don Wolfkill, Rick Morton, and Dean Romagnoli enjoying their favorite Friday night Haunt on Halloween. The photographer, Mark Albright, is not pictured. Thanks for the photos Dean!