Food Facts & Lore

May Food Fest

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May is National Asparagus Month, among other things. We can almost hear some of the thoughts arising upon reading that first sentence. A little voice inside made itself known with a pressing observation along these lines: “It’s the ‘among other things’ I’d rather hear about and please carry on!” We think they look smashing with the shrimp. Don’t you?

Very well then, May also happens to be National Hamburger Month (feeling better?) and National Mediterranean Month, as in Mediterranean Pizza at JPD perhaps. And we’re not quite done yet. May is National Egg Month, which is celebrated every single week of the year with not only one, but two menus.

As for individual days, you’ll find that May offers its fair share of delights. Take May 5th for instance, National Hoagie Day. It’s on a Sunday this year. Why that matters is that Sunday is Brunch Day at 158 Main. Our Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich is served on a Hoagie Roll and it is one of the many slightly out-of-the-box options on the Brunch Menu, should you be of a mind to honor the theme of the day. The Steak Scrambled Breakfast Sandwich is served on a Hoagie as well.

May 6 is rather remarkable. That is because it is National No Diet Day. If you plan on having Pizza on Saturday the 4th, try to save a slice or two for the occasion. You’ll want to indulge in a good seafood dish on May 10, National Shrimp Day. We recommend turning to the Dinner Menu for an appetizer of Popcorn Shrimp. The Coquille Fruits de Mer or the Singapore Rice Noodles would make a suitable main course. If you happen to stop in for Lunch, the Shrimp Po Boy Sandwich is the logical choice.

May 11 is Eat What You Want Day. How fortunate that it should be on a Saturday, so you can practice your freedom at Brunch and Dinner. We must then jump to May 25, National Wine Day. You won’t want to miss that. Try a different wine from your usual dinner selection maybe. Be adventurous. And don’t forget to make a toast.

National Hamburger Day is May 28. You’ll find eight options for that one on our Lunch Menu. Ever had the Portobello Bacon Swiss? National Coq au Vin Day follows on the 29th. It sounds like May will end on a high note. And that was not some stretched attempt at referring to the rooster in question, but the thought occurs naturally and why not.

We hope this brief overview has filled your mind with delicious notions of food and time well spent with family and friends. May is a cheerful month, especially after the long winter we just endured. Savor it. Every morsel, every ray of light, every moment in good company. And now, the list…

May 1: National Chocolate Parfait Day

May 2: National Truffles Day

May 3: National Raspberry Tart Day

May 4: National Orange Juice Day

May 5: National Hoagie Day

May 6: International No Diet Day

May 7: National Roast Leg of Lamb Day

May 8 National Coconut Cream Pie Day

May 9: National Butterscotch Brownie Day

May 10: National Shrimp Day

May 11: Eat What You Want Day

May 12: National Nutty Fudge Day

May 13: World Cocktail Day

May 14: National Buttermilk Biscuit Day

May 15: National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day

May 16: National Coquilles St. Jacques Day

May 17: National Cherry Cobbler Day

May 18: National Cheese Soufflé Day

May 19: World Baking Day

May 20: National Quiche Lorraine Day

May 21: National Strawberries and Cream Day

May 22: National Vanilla Pudding Day

May 23: National Taffy Day

May 24: National Escargot Day

May 25: National Wine Day

May 26: National Blueberry Cheesecake Day

May 27: National Grape Popsicle Day

May 28: National Hamburger Day

May 29: National Coq Au Vin Day

May 30: National Mint Julep Day

May 31: National Macaroon Day