A Holiday for Everyone’s Tastes, Lilly Pultizer Drinks and More


I do hope you’re pulling out the recipes or the dinner reservations for all of the national food-related holidays coming up.

What? Not sure when National Roast Leg of Lamb Day falls? It’s May 7. This past weekend was National Beer Day.

How about National Rice Ball Day, National Brussels Sprouts Day, National Hummus Day, National Kale Day, National Escargot Day and…well, just pick your favorite.

I thought I snuck in a few funny-but-not-true days above, but then found out there is a National Brussels Sprouts Day (Jan. 31) and a National Kale Day (Oct. 4), so that joke is on me.

Here’s a list for the next few months. Enjoy planning these celebrations!

April 16 – National Egg Benedict Day 

April 17 – World Malbec Day 

April 19 – National Rice Ball Day 

May 5 – Cinco de Mayo 

May 7 – National Roast Leg of Lamb 

May 9 – National Shrimp and Foodie Day 

May 13 – National Hummus Day 

May 24- National Escargot Day 

June 3 – National Egg Day 

June 12 – International Falafel Day 

June 15 – Lobster Day 

June 19 – National Martini Day 

Because it’s Monday and hot weather means Lilly

If you’re stopping at the beach Where The Boys Are (film reference, for those younger than 50) down south, you may want to try a Lilly Pulitzer cocktail at Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort.

During April, if you buy one of these oh-so-cute drinks, you’ll receive a special recipe card, napkin and umbrella, along with a free gift (show your receipt) at the Lilly Pulitzer pop-up store on Las Olas Boulevard. All part of the Lilly appeal—um, apparel.


Lynn Kalber was raised in Boca Raton and has always worked in Palm Beach and Broward counties. She is a career journalist, with 26 years at The Palm Beach Post alone, where she wrote feature and food articles, edited the food section and wrote about wine as part of the Swirl Girls. She lives in West Palm Beach with her husband, writer and author Scott Eyman.