Food Facts & Lore

August Food Fest

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August 3 is National Grab Some Nuts day. Slip this in your conversations around the Barbecue. That friend of yours who has a knack for ad lib stand-up comedy is certain to take you for a good round of laughs with this one. Besides that, August is rather well-fitted in terms of summer food highlights, with a pleasantly heavy focus on classic treats.

Other than being National Sandwich Month (a perfect food to highlight during picnic season), August begins with National Ice Cream Sandwich Day on the 2nd and Watermelon Day on the 3rd (to go with the nuts!), followed by Root Beer Float Day on the 6th. Other noteworthy highlights in the first half of the month include, Raspberry in Cream Day on the 7th and S’mores Day on the 10th.

We must also mention National Filet Mignon Day on the 13th. That is a Tuesday, in case you were wondering, so you can avail yourself of all the goodness inspired by the food du jour right here at 158 Main. You’ll find ours on the Dinner Menu. We top it with Bleu, thank you very much.

The first half of the month concludes with National Creamsicle Day on the 14th. The following day is Julia Child’s birthday. Make her the centerpiece of your breaktime web browsing on that day. Clips of her on YouTube will make up for any doom and gloom the news may have dumped on us that morning.

August 19th is National Potato Day. French style is a must this time of year. The 20th is Lemonade Day. Sit back with a fresh squeezed glass and enjoy memories of your childhood lemonade stand. You did have a lemonade stand, right? If not, you can find comfort on this day as you honor the other food du jour. August 20th is National Bacon Day too! National Peach Pie Day follows on the 24th and Banana Split Day on the 25th.

Find a good campfire for National Toasted Marshmallow Day on the 30th. We conclude with this sweet thought, and here’s the daily food fare highlight for the entire month.

August 1: National IPA Day

August 2: National Ice Cream Sandwich Day

August 3: National Watermelon Day and National Grab Some Nuts Day

August 4: National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day

August 5: National Oyster Day

August 6: National Root Beer Float Day

August 7: National Raspberries In Cream Day

August 8: National Zucchini Day

August 9: National Rice Pudding Day

August 10: National S’mores Day

August 11: National Raspberry Tart Day

August 12: National Julienne Fries Day

August 13: National Filet Mignon Day

August 14: National Creamsicle Day

August 15: Julia Child’s Birthday

August 16: National Bratwurst Day and National Rum Day

August 17: National Vanilla Custard Day

August 18: National Pinot Noir Day and National Soft Ice Cream Day

August 19: National Potato Day  

August 20: National Lemonade Day and National Bacon Lovers Day

August 21: National Pecan Torte Day

August 22: National Spumoni Day

August 23: National Sponge Cake Day

August 24: National Peach Pie Day

August 25: National Banana Split Day

August 26: National Cherry Popsicle Day

August 27: National Banana Lover’s Day

August 28: National Cherry Turnover Day

August 29: Lemon Juice Day

August 30: National Toasted Marshmallow Day

August 31: Eat Outside Day