Ever had Bison for dinner? Our American Buffalo (it’s correct name on this continent) is such a poignant sight on the prairie that it is difficult for most people to imagine ever having it served on a plate. July is National Bison Month and we can be satisfied with simply contemplating the iconic beast, and turn our attention to Grilling, Hot Dogs and Ice Cream, all three of which share the spotlight this month.
Monthly food holidays sometimes feel a bit out of sync with the month in which they are celebrated, but this is not so much the case with July. It is rich with celebrations of favorite summer dishes, treats and beverages. Creative Ice Cream Flavor Day sets the tone on July 1st. National Barbecued Spareribs Day follows most appropriately on July 4th and National Fried Chicken Day on the 6th.
July 10 and 11 are noteworthy, for each celebrates not one but two food holidays. You’ll want to make plans for National Pick Blueberries Day on the 10th, which also happens to be National Piña Colada Day. Looks like a leisurely evening on the patio, glass in hand, is in order. Use those fresh berries on the 11th, National Blueberry Muffin Day. Top that one with a Mojito and you’ll have honored the food and drink du jour properly. Not bad for a simple Wednesday and Thursday!
Head over to JPD on the 16th to honor National Fresh Spinach Day. That happens to be a Tuesday, which we also playfully call “Tuesdeal” up there since you can get a FREE small Cheese Pizza with any large. Pay only for toppings on that small ($1.50 each). The Mediterranean Pizza features chicken, spinach, tomato, black olives, eggplant and Feta. Pick your own toppings on the small, including spinach of course. Pizza and spinach were meant for each other.
National Hotdog and Caviar Day is on the 18th, followed by National Daiquiri Day on the 19th and National BLT Day on the 22nd, which all sounds to us like a perfect lineup to embark on the second month of summer with high spirits.
July 29 is National Chicken Wing Day and National Lasagna Day, which make it most suitable for a trip to JPD, but it’s a Monday and they’re closed. We’d like to recommend these food holidays be changed to a moveable feast so the date can be adjusted to fit our schedule and yours, thank you very much.
National Cotton Candy Day on the 31st is just about as iconic as bison, and a sweet way to end the month. And with this we conclude this brief overview and leave you with a full list of the month’s food holidays which should fill your mind with musings worthy of a perfect daydream.
July 1 – Creative Ice Cream Flavor Day
July 2 – National Anisette Day
July 3 – Eat Beans Day
July 4 – National Barbecued Spareribs Day
July 5 – National Apple Turnover Day
July 6 – National Fried Chicken Day
July 7 – National Strawberry Sundae Day
July 8 – National Chocolate with Almonds Day
July 9 – National Sugar Cookie Day
July 10 – National Pick Blueberries Day and National Piña Colada Day
July 11 – National Blueberry Muffin Day and National Mojito Day
July 12 – National Pecan Pie Day
July 13 – National French Fries Day
July 14 – National Macaroni Day and National Grand Marnier Day
July 15 – National Gummy Worm Day
July 16 – National Fresh Spinach Day
July 17 – National Peach Ice Cream Day
July 18 – National Caviar Day and National Hot Dog Day
July 19 – National Daiquiri Day
July 20 – National Ice Cream Soda Day
July 21 – National Junk Food Day
July 22 – National BLT Day
July 23 – National Vanilla Ice Cream Day
July 24 – National Tequila Day
July 25 – National Hot Fudge Sundae Day
July 26 – National Coffee Milkshake Day
July 27 – National Scotch Day
July 28 – National Milk Chocolate Day
July 29 – National Chicken Wing Day and National Lasagna Day
July 30 – National Cheesecake Day
July 31 – National Cotton Candy Day