Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Let's Celebrate National Tequila Day Today!

National Tequila Day was Saturday but the Inn is just too packed on Saturdays. You would not have been happy with us. And, we couldn't celebrate it on Monday because we'd be in trouble with the our thirty cent hot wing and dollar taco bar crowd. So, we are celebrating National Tequila Day today and tomorrow at the Inn (that's Tuesday and Wednesday during the hours that our kitchen is open).
And, what better way to celebrate then with the a delicious pair:

Margaritas & Burritos
When you order a full or half mason jar of the most famous tequila-containing drink, the Margarita....
You'll get a free burrito.
There is one catch! 

Here is the catch: You have to give your server a tequila tidbit. A fact, a story, a joke. Keep it clean...We're a family restaurant. Those of you who attended the tequila tastings the last few years are full of tequila knowledge!  If we like your story, we may even include it here on this blog. Write it down and bring it in with your name on. We'll have slips of paper at the Inn just in case you forget! Have fun and Enjoy your Margarita and Burrito!

You can not combine this Margarita and Burrito promotion with any other special offers (no town calendar, inn crowd certificates, etc.)

Friday, April 30, 2010

Cinco de Mayo Preparations are underway at the Inn!

Many people are mistaken when they think Cinco de Mayo is Mexico’s Independence Day. This day commemorates Mexico’s victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. This came to represent Mexican patriotism and unity, even though they were eventually defeated.

According to www.gomexico.com, nowhere are Cinco de Mayo celebrations more colorful than in Puebla, where the legendary battle took place. The event is commemorated with parades and a mock-battle. Elsewhere in Mexico, celebrations are more low-key.

Cinco de Mayo is celebrated more in the United States then in Mexico. This festive holiday celebrated with food, fun, parades, and plenty of cerveza takes place all across the United States.

We will be celebrating this holiday at the Franklin Inn May 5th through the 8th. Stop by the Inn for some Mason Jar Margaritas, dinner specials, tamales and taquitos, Banana Blasts and Chocolate Chile Ice Cream.

For a list of specials and more information, please visit www.franklininn.net.

-- Kristen Thomas, Franklin Inn Staff

Friday, February 26, 2010


You might think "Hawaii" when you hear the word pineapple, but according to SeasonalRecipes.com pineapples were consumed in pre-Inca times, thus indicating that pineapples are native to Central and South America. Some sources explain that pineapples originated in Paraguay and in southern Brazil and branched out to the rest of central and south America. Other sources, like Mexiconnect, claim that pineapples grew wild in Mexico and through Mexico pineapples were introduced to the rest of the world. These sources claim explorers discovered the fruit in Mexico and brought it to Spain. By 1549 pineapple was being grown commercially in China. Finally, pineapples were first planted in Hawaii in 1813.

My recent readings on the subject from various food blogs, food network, and my March issue of Bon Appetit all confirm that pineapple season is now through summer. Although pineapples can be purchased year-round, these sources claim this fruit is juiciest and sweetest beginning now. We decided to take advantage of this beautiful fruit beginning to peak. Join us at the Franklin Inn this weekend for a really delicious blackened tuna steak served with a pineapple poblano salsa. Check out the weekend specials at http://www.franklininn.net/Franklinspecials1.htm. Enjoy.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Lenten Features at The Franklin Inn

If you are observing Lent, get ready to enjoy. The Franklin Inn will be offering delicious seafood and vegetarian special entree features over the next several weekends.

If going "meatless" is a life-style for you. You'll find many tasty meatless options on our regular menu too.

Check our website for the weekend specials and to see some of the daily menu options. Also, feel free to ask your server for suggestions.

As always, we'd love to know which special features are your favorites and your suggestions for future entrees. Email us at wendy@franklininn.net.

Thank you for being our customer.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Fresh and Budget Friendly Meals at the Inn

If your New Year's Resolution is to save a few dollars and eat better, the Franklin Inn is the best value for your buck. Delicious homemade food made for you with the best ingredients. Two could easily eat for $20 or less.

Here are delicious dinners under $10.
Visit our website for a full menu with descriptions.

Meals under $10
  • Ground Beef Enchiladas Dinner (includes two sides!)
  • Shredded beef Enchiladas Dinner (includes two sides!)
  • Chicken Enchiladas Dinner (includes two sides!)
  • Cheese Enchiladas Dinner (includes two sides!)
  • Ground beef Burrito Dinner (includes two sides!)
  • Vegetarian Burrito Dinner (includes two sides!)
  • Grilled Chicken Ceasar Salad
  • Southwest Char-grilled Chicken Salad
  • Grilled Chicken Southwest Wrap with french fries
  • Dinner Taco salad - ground beef or chicken (includes two sides!)
Meals under $8
  • Hard or Soft Tacos Chicken or ground beef (includes two sides!)
  • Black bean & feta cheese Burrito Dinner (includes two sides!)
  • Pinto bean & cheese Burrito Dinner (includes two sides!)
  • Hand-breaded Fish Sandwich with fries
  • Steak Hoagie with french fries
  • Char-Grilled 1/2 Pound Burger (El Gordo) or Mexican Burger with Fries
  • Grilled Chicken Sandwich with fries
  • Quesadilla
Great for Sharing:
  • Fajitas
  • Nachos Grandes
  • Sopaipillas

Plus...if you dine-in at the restaurant, we'll even give your table a complimentary basket of our popular chips and salsa made in-house to munch on while you wait for your entree to arrive.

Our lunches are an even better value. Click here to check it out. Don't go thru the fast food window. Eat better at the Inn.