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Summer is something incredibly special,

and “Squeezing In Fun” is simply essential.

Be it an early breakfast on your way to Tahoe

or brunch with the girls outside San Francisco

Squeeze In is here to satisfy your cravings

With food so good we’ll leave you raving!

We are here every day, quick service with smiles

if you’re on break for lunch or travelling for miles

When you dine with us the experience tops all

We will even let you write on our walls.

You’ll find us from Sparks to the Silicon Valley

we’re talking Northern Nevada and of course, Cali

Our omelettes so fab they are out of this world

Beautiful hot chocolate, whipped cream richly swirled

Burritos, french toast and even eggs benny

Portions so great you’ll never leave empty

Squeeze In says:

“Have a Spectacular Summertime!”

And thanks for reading this #SqueezeInFun rhyme.

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This edition of the #SqueezeInFun blog was written by BFF South Reno Social Captain team: Bryan Becker and Katie Robinson. Keep reading for their advice on how to #SqueezeInFun with your best friend during the summer!

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Summer is the best time to run around and #SqueezeInFun, especially with your best friend! The two of you have three months of freedom to do as you please, and enjoy the long, hot summer days. You’ve been waiting all year long and have talked nonstop of all the things you want to do before summer is over. The day trips to the lake have become more frequent and necessary to stay cool. That road trip you have been dreaming about might be able to happen! Summertime means endless possibilities, and who better to explore with than your bestie? Here is a quick how-to that will make your summer the best it can be!

Plan:

The first step to making any fantasy a reality is planning! Sit down and talk about the adventures you’ve been wanting to have. Like going to Costa Rica or laying on the beach in Mexico. The list of things you want to do is endless, but nothing can happen without a little planning. Make sure both of your schedules are clear, and that you don’t wait until the last minute to buy plane tickets or book hotels. The farther ahead you can plan, the more affordable your trip will be. Look out for deals on the internet; Groupon usually has some pretty great packages that are loaded with perks!

Save:

Start saving! With summer also comes a lot more free time to work. School’s out, and there’s a good chance you can score additional hours at your job. So ask to pick up some extra shifts and save the extra moola to finance all the summer fun you’ve been planning. It will make your trip all the more fun when you don’t have to stress about paying your rent while you’re on vacation! For next summer, try to save up later in the year when you are preoccupied with school and there aren’t as many fun things to spend money on. Then when summer comes you have a mason jar full of change that you can blow on fruity drinks and fun trips to the beach!

Be Spontaneous:

There is nothing better than waking up to a text from your BFF that says, “LET’S GO TO THE LAKE!” Spontaneous day trips can be just as fun as a planned vacation! Do new things as often as you can. Learn something new, and bring your BFF along for the ride. Find out if your local community center offers free classes. Most communities offer a variety of art, cooking, or dance classes that are either free or affordable. Summer is a great time to develop new interests! Taking hikes and talking with your BFF is a good way to enjoy nature and conversation.

IMG_0763Make a List:

Spontaneity is great, but planning can be fun too! Grab a drink, sit down with your BFF and make a list of all the things you want to do! No idea is too outrageous. Put them all down, and try to do as many as possible. Have fun in the process! Make a goal of how many activities you want to get done by the time fall rolls back around. If you didn’t get to it this summer, there’s always next! Plan a day at the end of the season to look at your list to see how many things you checked off. There’s something extremely gratifying about seeing check marks next to the items on your summertime bucket list!

Have Fun!

Of course the most important thing is to have fun during the summer! You and your bestie are not always going to get to spend summer together, so enjoy the time you have! Be silly, laugh, tell stories, and save up on memories to keep you warm when the cold weather hits!
Have a great Summer with your BFF!

Do you know what the best combination since eggs and bacon is?  Summertime and music. The Squeeze In believes in the power of music, that’s why we’ve created a Spotify summertime playlist with our favorite hits old and new to help you #SqueezeInFun!  The effect music has on humans has been studied extensively, here are our 3 favorite fun facts about the effect music has on humans!

  1. Music can affect how we perceive people’s faces.  Depending on what kind of music you’re listening to, you’ll start to see that emotion on the faces around you.  If you’re listening to sad music surrounding people will seem sad. Happy music, happy people!  Logeswaran et al. (2009)SQ1
  2. Music can also improve your health!  People who listen to music while exercising have more efficient work outs.  For that matter, music also boosts the immune system.  People who regularly listen to music produce more infection fighting antibodies than their counterparts!  McGill University (2013)
  3. Music is a powerful social motivator.  Singing together literally brings us together!  Did you know that babies as young as five months old are more interested in dancing than speech?  Or  when students participate in choir, they report increased satisfaction in almost all other subjects in school?  When people sing together, it can even make them like each other more.  Eerola & Eerola (2013)

Marin, our social captain at the Northwest Reno Squeeze tells us a sweet story about the power music has had in her life.  In her own words, Marin shares with us how music helped bring her closer to a friend:

SQ2“A little back story; I’ve always been that person that only had friends when school was in. When it was summer, I didn’t do anything with anyone. But a few months ago, I made friends with an amazing group of people. And now my current story! A couple of weeks ago, while everyone else was at work, one of my new friends Katie and I decided to go up to Tahoe. This trip was the beginning of us actually being close and not just people who hang out in the same group together. We had the most amazing day. We ate kiwis on the beach and swam in the water that was so cold it actually hurt. But the best part was learning how much we had in common while driving up there.

“I had the music on my phone on shuffle, and the song Ride by Twenty One Pilots came on. As soon as it came on, I said ‘Katie! I love this song!’ And when I looked over, Katie had the most excited look on her face and very excitedly said that she loved it too! We listened to that song probably 10 times that whole day, each time blasting it and singing along at the top of our lungs. And I am thankful to have such good friends like Katie to make memories like this for the first time in my life!

“Katie and I tried to take one of those popular pictures of two friends in their swimsuits just like the one above. The only thing is we couldn’t stop laughing at our height differences! We didn’t think about how funny it would look. This is one of our all time favorite pictures.”

Music helps bring people together, that’s why Squeeze In created a #SqueezeInFun Spotify playlist jam-packed with our favorite summertime hits old and new!  Be warned, if you can’t get down to California Dreamin’ or P.Y.T. this playlist may not be for you!   By simply clicking here, we can all connect through the power of music!

This time of year it’s not hard to find evergreens, which is perhaps why this special day was positioned so strategically close to the holidays. Whether in our homes topped with angels, in our yards adorned with lights, or even just as they are out in nature, evergreens are truly one of the most majestic and beautiful of the world’s creations.

These coniferous beauties not only stand in dignified beauty smelling seasonally festive, but offer a reminder of some of life’s most simple lessons. Drink plenty of water, let your roots grow deep and always show your true colors.

With the national day of recognition for Evergreens on Friday this week (12/19/14), we thought it would be cool to take a moment and revel in some of the cool things about these trees that you may not know….

  • There are approximately 25-30 million Real Christmas Trees sold in the U.S. every year.
  • There are close to 350 million Real Christmas Trees currently growing on Christmas Tree farms in the U.S. alone, all planted by farmers.
  • North American Real Christmas Trees are grown in all 50 states and Canada. Eighty percent (80%) of artificial trees worldwide are manufactured in China, according to the U.S. Commerce Department.
  • Real Trees are a renewable, recyclable resource. Artificial trees contain non-biodegradable plastics and possible metal toxins such as lead.
  • There are more than 4,000 local Christmas Tree recycling programs throughout the United States.
  • For every Real Christmas Tree harvested, 1 to 3 seedlings are planted the following spring.
  • There are about 350,000 acres in production for growing Christmas Trees in the U.S.; much of it preserving green space.
  • There are close to 15,000 farms growing Christmas Trees in the U.S., and over 100,000 people are employed full or part-time in the industry.
  • It can take as many as 15 years to grow a tree of typical height (6 – 7 feet) or as little as 4 years, but the average growing time is 7 years.
  • The top Christmas Tree producing states are Oregon, North Carolina, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Washington.
  • The most common Christmas Tree species are: balsam fir, Douglas-fir, Fraser fir, noble fir, Scotch pine, Virginia pine and white pine.

Source: www.realchristmastrees.org

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In fact, if you are in the spirit and would like to go get your own real Christmas tree, www.applehill.com has a list of local Christmas tree farms you can visit and have your tree up just in time for Christmas!

So take a moment to appreciate the evergreen trees in our lives and what they do for us day in and day out. We’re lucky to share this planet with the trees and are grateful for their contribution to our vitality and life.

It’s that time of the year again!

The summer is winding down, the nights have begun to creep earlier into the evening, and the sky will soon be full of bellowing giant balloons. In the Truckee Meadows it never feels like September until the Great Reno Balloon Races begin! We absolutely LOVE this event for so many reasons and we hope you and your family do to.

Fun Facts:

Did you know that the Great Reno Balloon Races is the largest FREE hot air ballooning event in the world?!  This fun, family friendly event has been in Reno since 1982 and started with only 20 balloons. Now they are up to 100 beautifully colored balloons that take to the sky during the first weekend in September.

The Details:

This world-renowned community tradition is hosted each year at Washoe County’s beautiful Rancho San Rafael park. It kicks off bright and early on Friday, September 5 at 5:15 in the morning with the Super Glow Show. We know, that’s early, however, this is an amazing sight…even for the sleepy spectators.  Then, on Saturday and Sunday, during the Glow Show and Dawn Patrol (which starts at 5:00am), balloons glow, twinkle and fly along with choreographed music across a darkened sky, leaving the crowd awe struck. For generations the Great Reno Balloon Races continues to be one of our family’s favorite traditions and is an unforgettable experience for spectators of all ages.

Huge Balloons Ain’t enough?

If the wonder of the hundred plus hot air balloons isn’t enough to move you, there are plenty of other things about the festival that make it worth the trip. Events continue throughout the weekend and include a pajama party, bed-head competition, and shopping along Balloon Boulevard. You can see the entire schedule here.  The Great Reno Balloon races also work hard in our community benefiting charities, providing scholarships and helping those in need, which might be just the push you need to get out of your warm bed and out onto the green to experience the wonder and delight for yourself.

Pro Tips:

Be sure to get there early to get a good spot on the grass. Bundle up, bring lots of blankets, coffee, hot chocolate for the kiddos and attend this wonderful FREE event. Then, when you’re hungry, we will be waiting at all 4 of our Squeeze In locations to serve you a big breakfast or lunch. We look forward to the seeing the sky loaded with floating wonders, and to helping you make a family memory you’ll never forget. Share your favorite balloons and stories in the comments and we’ll see you at the Races!

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Here’s some of the Northwest Squeeze In Tribe (Stephanie, Uriah, Alex and Julissa) and Alien enjoying the balloons on Friday, September 5th, 2014.

 

‘Tis the season! No, not for Christmas but for the annual flock of migrating Burners on their way to and from the Burning Man festivities! The Squeeze in LOVES our Burners for so many reasons.

For those unfamiliar with Burning Man, you may be wondering…

Burning Man is an annual weeklong celebration of its very own culture – arts, diversity, entertainment, music – the unknown. The event takes place the week leading up to and including Labor Day, in the secluded Black Rock Desert of Nevada.

It all starts with the playa (a blank canvas, if you will) and by the time it’s in full swing, people from all around the world and all walks of life have come together, evolving the pristine, unpopulated desert into Black Rock City with a population of nearly 70,000 people!

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The culmination of the Burning Man event includes a 13 story tall wooden structure in the shape of a man, being ceremoniously burned to the ground. Then, after Labor Day, the great migration home begins and the Burners exit the playa, leaving no trace they were ever there.

Burning Man has a unique culture of art and self-expression, just like the Squeeze. Whether you’re on the playa or at the Squeeze, you’re encouraged to enjoy life by being yourself and expressing who you are. Although you should leave no trace when you leave Black Rock City, we encourage you to leave your mark here at the Squeeze.

You’ll see when you walk in, the countless others who’ve signed the walls, making it a form of self expression to all our visitors – making it unique with growth and expansion on each visit. We accept you as you are and we LOVE you!

In fact, that’s another thing we’re proud of at the Squeeze In — something you can also find at Burning Man – a spirit of love and acceptance.

From the Burning Man website: “Anyone may be a part of Burning Man. We welcome and respect the stranger. No prerequisites exist for participation in our community.” We LOVE the Burning Man philosophy!!

As you meet Burners, you quickly find there are people from all economic backgrounds…from CEOs and attorneys to unemployed free spirited gypsies.

The beautiful thing is once you get to Black Rock City, your role in life doesn’t matter and you are there to have a good time while expanding yourself and growing with new experiences and journeys free of any judgment. Anytime you walk into the Squeeze in, you may have a similar experience.

You’ll just as likely find people in suits, families with kids and someone who just rolled out of bed, still in their jammies with a shock of bed-head-hair seated at the next table. Either way, suit or jammies, come as you are. We’re honored and eager to have the pleasure of serving you the Best Omelettes on the Planet.

After all, it’s YOU – our welcome guest – who makes the Squeeze In what it is. We love our EggHead Community – we’re eager to add our genuine welcome anytime you visit.

As Burners make their way through, they fill our seats and always bring such a good positive energy. Often times during the annual migration, it would appear the Squeeze In is a ‘Burners only” breakfast joint because the restaurant is overflowing with our many hot friends. We absolutely LOVE it!

So, if you’re on your way through town either to or from the playa, we’re thankful to be part of your journey. We welcome you to be part of ours – it’s one and the same. We guarantee you’ll not find a better breakfast, lunch, Bloody Mary or mimosa on your journey to or from the burn!

We couldn’t have said it better ourselves…

“Anyone may be an EggHead. We welcome and respect the stranger. No prerequisites exist for participation in our community.”

Welcome to the Squeeze In!

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But, we need your help!

As many of you already know, our past wasn’t always filled with plentiful omelettes and Chadillacs (sorry, couldn’t resist the menu reference). In fact, our family really didn’t have much and struggled to make ends meet for many years.

We used food stamps at the grocery store, shopped at discount and thrift stores, would have meager garage sales to try to make ends meet and we would also stand in line at St. Vincent’s for food commodities and shopped the thrift store for living essentials.

Because of our abundance of love and faith, we went “From Rags to Restaurants” but we will never forget our humble beginnings. That is why we are happy to give back to our community and the very same charities that helped us through those meager times.

During the whole month of August, we are having our 2nd annual toiletry drive for the Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada and St. Vincent Programs. Needed items include travel-sized toiletries, such as toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, shampoo, etc.

And check this out: If you bring in a donation, you get one free mimosa or juice! It’s a win/win! You donate to local families that need your help AND you get a free mimosa. You really can’t go wrong.

Please visit any 3 of our restaurants in Reno or Sparks and help support a great cause today!

Northwest Squeeze In
5020 Las Brisas Blvd. Suite A5
Reno, NV 89523
(775) 787-2700

South Squeeze In
25 Foothill Rd. Suite 3
Reno, NV 89511
(775) 853-6090

Sparks Squeeze In
4670 Sparks Blvd. #110
Sparks, NV 89436
(775) 626-0100

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