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Friday, April 16, 2021

August is a great month


Celebrate with your favorite foods. 

In addition to being National Wellness Month, Family Fun Month, and National Crayon Month, August also honors an amazing selection of foods. As a result, I decided to share with you some of my favorite places in the area to enjoy these foods.

It’s National Catfish Month, and that’s easy. I love the cornflake crusted catfish sandwich at Turners in Leesburg. This deliciously fried catfish comes on a kaiser roll with orange blossom honey slaw, tomato, and a side of jalapeño tartar sauce. You may want to make your napkin a bib ’cause things will get messy, but it’s good.

It’s National Peach Month and despite the fuzzy peeling, peaches are among my favorite foods. What I really enjoy is one of those fresh, seasonal Chick-fil-A peach milkshakes. They come but once a year but there is heaven on earth for a little while. This year it was in May, so why is this luscious fruit celebrated in August?

National Goat Cheese Month also is in August. However, the closest I get to goat cheese is feta, which I love. It’s amazing on the Greek salads from Taki’s, Stavro’s, and Hungry Howie’s (because they bring it to my house!).

National Sandwich Month offers a bit of a quandary. I’ve already mentioned the catfish, but I also truly enjoy the triple decker club sandwich on toasted wheat at Perkins. I also love to dig into a pulled pork sandwich with the Sonny’s sweet barbecue sauce.

For National Panini Month, I’ll have to go with Naples in Leesburg, and it’s difficult to choose between the Philly cheese steak or the chicken parmigiana.

National Brownies at Brunch Month limits one of my favorite foods. There’s no way you can eat brownies only at a certain time of day. One Flight Up has a wonderful brownie sundae, and the magnificent brownie bites are at Applebee’s in Eustis—good any time of day!

That’s all the food celebrations for August, and I must say, it’s a good month for eating.