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August is here!  I know you’ve heard of the “dog days of summer”, but actually, according to the ancient Romans “the dog days” are July 3rd – August 11th when Sirius, the Dog Star and the Sun rise at the same time between these dates……so “the dog days” are almost over. That’s a relief, right?

 

It’s National Sandwich Month

 

To celebrate this occasion, we are introducing our Custom Deli Sandwich…..and we are making this new addition to our menu All About You!  You get to pick the bread, the deli meat, the deli cheese, and all the toppings…..it’s about your favorites and your taste buds!  Of course, it comes with your choice of a side to round out your meal…..so start designing my friends!   And if you’re extra hungry or your decision making skills are on holiday, we can double the meat for a little bit more……choices abound!

 

Watermelon, the chilled fruit of summer, will be here as a side or dessert, so we can celebrate National Watermelon Day….August 3rd……but we want to “do it up BIG” and celebrate this big fruit all month long. 

 

It’s Customer Appreciation Month

 

Each year, we celebrate with a contest……we want you to participate as much as you can to win!  Each time you order an entrée, a sandwich, a wrap, a salad, an appetizer, or a dessert you can fill out the entry slip for your chance to win the prizes.  We run the contest all month long, so you can enter multiple times, and increase your chances to win!

1st place: $100.00 gift card

 2nd place: $ 50.00 gift card

 3rd place: $  25.00 gift card

 

The drawing for the contest will be on August 31st at 10 PM and you do not need to be present to win…..we’ll notify you by phone on September 1st!  Just making it that much easier for you to participate.

 

I’m sure you have heard about the “Best Burger Contest” that WTOP has been running since July 24th.  It ends on August 4th.  Please, Please, Please….. vote for The Main Street Pub as the Best Burgers in the Washington Metropolitan Area.  We would be grateful for your votes……as we would love to win!  And, unlike these national elections for public officials, you can vote more than once…..so get to it and give us your votes…..PLEASE!  If we win, you can say to your friends, coworkers, and everyone that you eat at the restaurant with The Best Burgers in the area.  Go ahead vote, vote, vote for bragging rites!!!!  And thanks for your help!

  

Calendar of Events

 

August 3:  National Watermelon Day….a summer time favorite that we will have all month long.  Come in to have some and feel refreshed!

August 4:  US Coast Guard Day…..these are the men and women that protect our waters and shoreline…..they now have a more extensive role in Homeland Security.

August 5:  National Friendship Day…..this day began in 1935 with proclamation by US Congress to be celebrated the 1st Sunday in August.  In 1977 The United Nations name Winnie the Pooh as the world’s Ambassador of Friendship…..big title for a little bear!

August 6:  International Forgiveness Day……forgive at least one person today…you’ll feel better!

August 13:  Left Hander’s Day…..finally a celebration for the southpaws.  All left hander’s unite and come to the pub today.

August 19:  National Potato Day…..Potatoes are one of the largest vegetable crops in the world. They were first cultivated in Peru, around 5,000- 7,000 BC. Pardon the broad estimate, but records were sparse back then, often written on the inside wall of a cave. While most potatoes grow to about the size of your fist or less, the largest potato ever grown, weighed in at 18 pounds, 4 ounces. Now, that's a whole lot of French fries!  And as everyone knows our French fries are the best…..so be sure to come in a get your “French fry” fix!

August 21:  National Senior Citizen Day…… honors our elderly population. On this day, we are encouraged to recognize and show appreciation for the value and contribution of elderly people to home, family and society.  Bring a senior (65 or older) to lunch or dinner at The Main Street Pub and they will receive 10% off their meal.

August 26:  Women’s Equality Day…..commemorates the passage of the 19th amendment on August 26, 1920 giving women the right to vote…..and we’ve come a long way in 97 years ladies!!

  

Music

 All live music starts at 9PM
Every Wednesday it’s jammin’ with Phil

August 4:        Andrew O ‘Day

August 5:        Radio NV

August 11:      Mike and Chris

August 12:      Nick Koons

August 18:      Campbell Boys

August 19:      Sarah and Kevin

August 26:      California Bob

 August 30:      Karaoke

  

Trivia

 

What do you know about the history of the US Coast Guard?

 

The Coast Guard traced its roots to the small fleet of vessels maintained by the United States Department of the Treasury beginning in the 1790s to enforce tariffs (an important source of revenue for the new nation), which eventually evolved into the United States Revenue Cutter Service. Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton lobbied Congress to fund the construction of ten cutters, which it did on  August 4, 1790 (now celebrated as the Coast Guard's official birthday). Until the re-establishment of the Navy in 1798, these "revenue cutters" were the only naval force of the early United States. As such, the cutters and their crews frequently took on additional duties, including combating piracy, rescuing mariners in distress, ferrying government officials, and even carrying mail.

"First Fleet" is a term occasionally used as an informal reference to the Coast Guard. The informal appellation honors the fact that between 1790 and 1798, there was no United States Navy and the cutters that were the predecessors of the Coast Guard were the only warships protecting the coast, trade, and maritime interests of the new republic.

The modern Coast Guard was created in 1915.   In 2003 it became part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, which designed its mission to more efficiently protect American interests following the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center.

In times of war, the Coast Guard or individual components of it can operate as a service of the Department of the Navy.  The Coast Guard has been involved in wars as diverse as the War of 1812, the Mexican–American War, and the American Civil War, in which the cutter Harriet Lane fired the first naval shots attempting to relieve besieged Fort Sumter. The last time the Coast Guard operated as a whole within the Navy was in World War II. More often, military and combat units within the Coast Guard will operate under Navy or joint operational control while other Coast Guard units will remain under the Department of Homeland Security.

 

Ending

 

The end of summer is approaching, but we still have lots of warm weather to enjoy on the patio at The Main Street Pub.  We look forward to all your visits with us and hope you’ll come in often to try our new specials (and old ones, too) and let us know how we are doing and how we can help make your visit more enjoyable.  We love seeing you and thank you for each and every one of your visits.  Let’s all celebrate August 2017 knowing that we appreciate our customers not only in the month of August but all 12 months of the year!  See you soon at The Main Street Pub!

 

The McNamara Clan