1.4 min readBy Published On: August 3rd, 2016Categories: Eat and Drink0 Comments on It’s National Watermelon Day!

Have you ever wondered why the heck we have so many ridiculous national “holidays?”  Well quit it!  Don’t waste time and energy wondering how holidays like National Chicken and Waffles Day came to be (PS we can all blame/thank the Chicken and Waffles lobby), just enjoy the excuse to have a little fun…

Today is National Watermelon Day!  Watermelons don’t get nearly the respect they deserve.  They have more cancer-fighting lycopene than tomatoes, is rich in anti-inflammatory substances, and listen up dudes, watermelon has been shown to help with erectile dysfunction and has earned the nickname “Nature’s Viagra”.  And did you know watermelons are both fruits and vegetables?  It’s true!

Now that I’ve got you all pumped up for National Watermelon Day it’s time to kick up our heels and celebrate!  You could always go the traditional route; buy an actual watermelon at Foodies and eat it.  Or you can celebrate the way our forefathers did at the very first National Watermelon Day, with booze!  Three of our favorite Southie joints have watermelon cocktails on their regular menus, and we think it’s today is the perfect day to give them a try!  You can start off with some $5 sangria at Capo, garnished with a big ol’ slice of watermelon…actually for $5 you should probably have a couple.  Next hit Lincoln Tavern and Restaurant for a Sugar Bowl, which actually is not nearly as sugary-sweet as it sounds.  Finish up your National Watermelon Day bar crawl at Loco for The Britney, and maybe eat something cuz you’ve had like 6 drinks.

Happy National Watermelon Day!

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