August food holidays to mark on your calendar

Go beyond the normal holidays and include some food holidays on your calendar. There’s a day – and a month – for nearly everything, so I picked out a few of my favorites for August.

National Sandwich Month

At Bad As’s Sandwiches, chef John Collazo takes the humble dish and fills it with as many homemade, choice ingredients as a sub roll will take — and then crams in some more.

Grab your own ‘wich at 207 N. Primrose Drive in Orlando.

Aug. 2: National Ice Cream Sandwich Day

Midnight Sun elevates the humble ice cream sandwich. This food truck’s menu changes regularly adhering partially to the seasons. Think lemon-strawberry swirl ice cream on lavender shortbread cookies and ricotta chocolate chip ice cream on shortbread cookies. The ‘wich part of this dish gets inventive too – Midnight Sun uses everything from sweet corn cakes to pound cake to sandwich ice cream.

Aug. 5: National Oyster Day

Lee & Rick’s Oyster Bar, a longtime Central Florida staple, is the perfect place to celebrate National Oyster Day. This isn’t a fancy approach to seafood – expect a no-frills atmosphere centered around a concrete raw bar. Order up a budget-friendly batch of oysters at 5621 Old Winter Garden Road in Orlando.

Aug. 10: National S’mores Day

Try something different on National S’mores Day. How about a Smoresicle from Wondermade, 214 E. First St. in Sanford. The bottom of this toasted ice pop is a pudding pop rolled in crushed graham cracker while the top is marshmallow.

Aug.13: National Filet Mignon Day

Check out the video below for some steak grilling tips:

Aug. 23: National Cuban Sandwich Day

Layers of roast pork, ham, swiss cheese, mustard and dill pickles are pressed between slices of Cuban bread for some comfort food with tang. Order this classic at Black Bean Deli, 1835 E. Colonial Drive in Orlando or 325 S. Orlando Ave. in Winter Park.

Aug. 27: National Pots de Creme Day

It’s Christmas in August with the below recipe for Eggnog Pots de Creme.

For the full recipe, click here. >>

Follow food reporter Lauren Delgado at @OS_LaurenD on Twitter or @orlando.foodie on Instagram. She can also be reached at or 407-420-5498.

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