October 4 – National Vodka Day

National Vodka Day 

mocktail & Shaker

Facts on Vodka 

One could go on about Vodka for ever, but will spare you with the highlights and share my favorite Vodka drink. It is served chilled, served up, with a dash a Peppadew® juice, and a Red Peppadew® Pepper. Cheers to the PeppaTini!

October 2 – National Scallops Day

National Scallops Day

scallops 9

Food Facts on Scallops 

  • Scallops are typically two to five inches in size and can swim by rapidly opening and closing their shells.
  • The muscle used for this activity is the only part of the animal that we eat.
  • Scallops are a highly prized seafood delicacy, known for their delectable taste and the variety of ways in which they can be prepared.
  • Scallops are found in all of the world’s oceans.
  • Scallops that are without any additives are called “dry packed”, scallops that are treated with sodium tripolyphosphate are called “wet packed”.

National Dining Car Day – March 30

National Dining Car Day

National Dining Car Day

Facts on Dining Cars

  • A dining car is also known as a restaurant carriage, also diner is a railroad passenger car that serves food.
  • A Dining car serves meals in the manner of a full-service, sit-down restaurant.
  • By the mid-1880s, dedicated dining cars were a normal part of long-distance trains.
  • The common dining car has a gallery and on the opposite end tables or booth seating on either side of a center aisle.
  • Dining cars are less common today but still play a role in passenger railroading, on long-distance trains.