Sweetest Day (SD) is tomorrow. It is a holiday primarily celebrated in the Great Lakes region on the third Saturday in October. The first SD was planned by 12 confectioners in Cleveland in 1921. They distributed, for free, 20,000 boxes of candy to “newsboys, orphans, old folks and the poor.” They described the day as “an occasion which offers all of us an opportunity to remember the sick, aged and orphaned, but also relatives and associates whose helpfulness and kindness we have enjoyed.” Naysayer's refer to it as a “concocted promotion” created by the candy industry to increase sales of sweets. Like Valentine’s Day SD is associated with the colors pink and red and heart-shaped boxes. Greeting cards are also experience huge sales and Hallmark has over 150 designs. Detroit and Cleveland are the biggest SD cities. Frederick Sanders was a large promoter of the holiday. Remember all your sweeties tomorrow!
And, we celebrate our 4th anniversary in the “new digs” on Saturday too. Time flies when you’re having fun.
Sharon and crew have some great Chalkboard Features starting tonight. There are Sautéed Sea Scallops (the little sweet ones) served over Creamed Fresh Corn and Chives; A Crab Stuffed Lobster Tail Accompanied with Buttermilk Mashers and Drawn Butter for Dipping; Slow Cooked Lamb Stew Full of Leeks, Carrot and Onions Presented over Farrow Risotto and Seared Ahi Tuna Served with Udon Noodles in a Miso Broth, Shiitake Mushrooms and Baby Bok Choy. YUM!! Can’t wait for show and tell!!
REMEMBER YOUR DOGGIE AND KITTY FOOD FOR THE PET PANTRY….
WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AT THE BISTRO!!
GO GREEN – GO WHITE!!