September is my favorite month.
It’s the start of football season, sweater weather, and the midwest is absolutely gorgeous as the leaves start to change. What we can also look forward to is another full month of National Food Days.
We did the same in July and August and today happens to be #NationalBurgerDay. So plan accordingly.
(Maybe stop by Au Cheval in Chicago, now that you’ve seen this photo.)
Usually people are caught off guard or feel like they may have missed out because they didn’t know about the social media driven holidays. Here’s your chance to get ahead of the curve and get the calendar ready for some awesome food and drink experiences.
Without further ado…
National Gyros Day
Whether you pronounce it “yee-roh” or go full on Bridgeport and say “Jye-roh”, I take my gyros very seriously. It’s one of my favorite combos of rotisserie meat and sauce and goes perfectly on pita.
Recommendation: You could take a fun trip to Greektown, but here’s a nice list of other Chicago favorites. If you can get it homemade though…*Homer Simpson drooling noises*
National Beer Lovers Day
Why yes, yes that is Labor Day. So you really don’t have an excuse to find a nice patio or crack a few on your back porch, and enjoy your favorite brews.
Recommendation: Find a nearby brewpub/brewery (like Revolution) or bar that specializes in beer options (like The Beer Market), and order an excellent beer flight to your liking.
National Hot Dog Day
Before you ask, there was already a #NationalHotDogDay back in July…but who’s complaining about having to eat hot dogs again? Personally, I’m a polish sausage guy but that IS my birthday. So I’m down.
Recommendation: Go to Gene and Jude’s, trust me. And bring your own ketchup to apply in the car…because you’ll be shunned if you ask about it.
National Chocolate Milkshake Day
Hard to find a good milkshake for less than $5 today, amirite…?
Recommendation: Oberweis. Go inside too and get one of those big fish bowl sized glasses too with a cookie straw.
National Pancake Day
The thinner the pancake, the better…in my world. I’m Swedish, so you can’t blame me.
Recommendation: Walker Bros Original Pancake House. If you also like thin pancakes, get the 49er flapjacks. The Apple Pancake is like the “deep dish pizza” of pancakes.