When HoneyBaked Ham was just a single shop in Michigan more than 40 years ago, it was run under the careful eye of its founder, Harry J. Hoenselaar. He handpicked every bone-in ham that he was going to sell in stores and carefully cured each in a secret marinade recipe. He then slow-smoked the ham over a custom blend of wood chips. Hoenselaar even built and patented a machine that spiral-cut the meat into almost perfectly even slices and re-creations of M.A.S.H. characters. But what really stuck with people was his glaze—a proprietary recipe that encased each ham with a sweet, crunchy finish.
Though Harry's shop has since grown into a nationally recognized brand with more than 400 stores, that attention to detail hasn’t been lost. His grandchildren now oversee the company, and they have maintained that same process of hand-selecting hams and smoking them for up to 24 hours before they’re spiral-cut and glazed. Many of the stores also have a cafe-style counter, where patrons can pick up fresh sandwiches layered with roast beef, smoked turkey breast, chicken salad, and of course, honey-glazed ham.
Chicken alfredo, shrimp scampi, eggplant parmesan. More than 30 housemade pasta dishes emerge from the kitchen every night at Piccolo Trattoria of Newtown. Chefs scatter pistachio nuts and goat cheese into fettuccine, smother penne with baby shrimp and pesto cream sauce, and cover fusilli with oyster and shiitake mushrooms.
Earlier in the day, however, these recipes take on a different form: they become pizzas. During lunch, chefs whip up more than 20 gourmet pies, crowning them with classic pasta ingredients alongside non-Italian flavors such as taco and cheesesteak fixings. Besides tossing noodles and flinging dough, the BYOB eatery's chefs cook salmon in a port wine reduction and sauté veal with figs and mushrooms in a cognac cream sauce.
Behind the counter at Da's Kitchen, diners can watch as chefs build their Zagat-rated meals one ingredient at a time, piling fresh vegetables, sliced cuts of protein, and noodles into sizzling woks. A list of chef-recommended specialties includes crispy duck over fresh sautéed vegetables and rice, and tender salmon simmered in flavorful panang curry with lime leaves and chilis.
Located in Princeton, Holiday Inn Princeton is close to Herrontown Woods Arboretum and Palmer Stadium. This hotel is within the vicinity of Princeton University Stadium and Princeton University.
Make yourself at home in one of the 185 guestrooms. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to keep you connected. Conveniences include sofa beds and wake-up calls, as well as direct-dial phones with free local calls.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Be sure to enjoy recreational amenities, including an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a 24-hour fitness facility. Additional amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access, a concierge desk, and discounted use of a nearby fitness facility. Getting to nearby attractions is a breeze with the complimentary area shuttle that operates within 10 mi.
Satisfy your appetite at the hotel's restaurant, which serves breakfast and dinner, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a business center, business services, and audiovisual equipment. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference/meeting rooms, small meeting rooms, and banquet facilities. Free self parking is available onsite.