This week, I decided to celebrate some of the lesser-known national food holidays in the “Top 3” report. In the USA, food connects in some way to almost every holiday. Of course, if you look long enough, every day claims to be a food holiday. Let me introduce three lesser-known food holidays and the suggestion to enjoy at Universal Orlando.
First on February 1st, people celebrate National Baked Alaska day.
Before researching these food holidays, I lacked knowledge of this holiday. Baked Alaska, along with the Tableside Smores, serve a signature dessert at Bigfire American Fare. If unfamiliar, Bigfire resides in a prominent spot within CityWalk. This signature dessert matches well a themed restaurant built around idea of wood and fire.
The next two suggestions emerge from food related holidays that fall on same day.
They both share this date with Groundhog Day, February 2nd.
National Crepe Day materializes in early February each year.
Once again, I lacked knowledge of this holiday. However, I endorse celebrating it in Universal Studios Florida. Central Park Crepes continues as an excellent quick service dining option. As of time of writing, the seasonal crepes still have not made its reappearance. However, I suggest for a savory option the “Smoked Brisket” crepe. This crepe provides a reasonable meal for a little over $10. Some guests state they share it between two people. The sauce, slaw, and brisket itself earns the honor of being listed in this week’s “Top 3.” I plan to do a full review of this crepe in upcoming weeks.
Finally, National Tater Tot Day falls on February 2nd also.
My love for the tots at Green Eggs and Ham at Islands of Adventure rises to obsession level. My personal preference for pizza tots here urges me to suggest this menu item. The combination of pizza sauce, sausage, cheese, and pepperoni create an enjoyable taste adventure. Once again, this suggestion costs about $10 so will help stretch your budget.
Thanks for reading! In upcoming weeks, the Mardi Gras food items should start to fill the “Top 3” for many weeks to come. I will update you when Mardi Gras starts February 5th, 2022. Eat like you mean it!
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