Student Prince restaurant

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SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM)-- The Student Prince & The Fort restaurant will celebrate the life of late restaurant owner Andy Yee Friday with a 60th Birthday Bash.

The celebration kicks off at 5 p.m. and will feature everything that Andy Yee loved-- family, friends, good food, entertainment and his community.

The menu will include Yee's favorite dishes from The Fort Kitchen:

  • Fried rice, lo mein, crab rangoon and pork belly, as served at the former Hukelau
  • Pupu platters with pork belly, chicken tenders, fried shrimp and crab rangoon
  • The Fort's giant pretzels, prime rib and crispy skin pork skanks

The Fort bar will also be serving Yee's favorite drink menu items:

  • Hukelau scorpion bowls
  • The Fort boots of beer
  • Dewar's on the rocks
  • Andy's Killer Bee

The event will include live music and no cover charge. At 5 p.m., DJ Kevin Howard will spin Yee's favorite music. Live music will also be provided indoors by Smith & Henderson at 5 p.m. and outdoors by Aquanett at 7 p.m.

Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno will begin the event with a proclamation while Yee's restaurant partner, Peter Picknelly, will provide a welcome.

Dinner reservations are strongly recommended.

Andy Yee passed away at the end of May just 10 days before his 60th birthday.

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