As we all prepare for (and brace for?) the upcoming holiday season, the anticipation of Thanksgiving and Christmas might seem to overshadow one of our favorite holidays around here, and we’re here to tell you about it: National Sandwich Day!
That’s right, it’s the day we honor the moment the thought occurred to someone to put something delicious between two slices of bread. It’s the day we remember John Montagu, the 4th Earl of Sandwich and the man we credit with this brilliant realization. John Montagu was an 18th century nobleman who held various military and political offices throughout his career, but when it comes to what he’s most remembered for, claims vary. One account suggests that during a time when he was supremely busy, Montagu invented the method of efficient eating to sustain himself during long work hours. The more exciting story claims he didn’t want to take the time for a meal during long periods at the gambling table – and requested his meat between bread to keep the game going. Thus his friends began to order the “Sandwich special.”
Whichever is true, we’re glad that the sandwich exists today. What’s lunch without a sandwich? What would childhood have been like without the PB & J? What would tomato soup be without it’s soulmate, the grilled cheese?
So how can you celebrate this sacred holiday? How about a little of this:
And a little of this?
Now that your stomach is grumbling, we have the solution. Come by the shop for our scrumptious sandwiches or paninis, lovingly made just for you! We know you could celebrate privately, but who likes to be alone on a holiday? Come on in! And tell us – what’s your favorite sandwich?