31 August – Eat Outside Day
It’s Eat Outside Day! Today is the last day of August, which makes this a very timely celebration. With Spring around the corner, it’s the perfect opportunity to take your breakfast, lunch, or dinner into the great outdoors.
Al-fresco dining first became popular in the 18th century. Patrons who enjoyed eating their meals in the open air could visit tea gardens, seashore resorts, or rooftop restaurants. Eating outside was considered a tourist activity up until the early 1900s. Around that time, the first sidewalk cafés appeared on the streets of Manhattan.
There are many ways that you can participate in Eat Outside Day. Eat at your favorite outdoor restaurant, organise a braai in your backyard, or have a picnic at a local park. Whatever you decide to do, just be sure to enjoy some time outside. Have fun!