We are pleased to announce our newest campaign — Hungry Holidays which will feature establishments offering food/drink items to celebrate food & drink holidays each month.

According to Cook’s Info, promotional food holidays have been around since the very start of the 1900s and were originally promoted in newspapers. Apple (the fruit not the tech company) Week, which was first celebrated in 1904, is one of the earliest documented food holidays.

Check out some fun facts about a few of the August food & drink holidays and start planning your tasty month at local establishments that are celebrating!

August 2022 | National Sandwich Month

The concept of having a filling between two pieces of bread was popularized in England by John Montagu, the 4th Earl of Sandwich … read more via National Today.

The Urban Deli, located at 7111 S Virginia Street, Suite 5, Reno, NV 89511, is celebrating this holiday by featuring their Idlewild, Galena and Lakeside sandwiches.


August 4, 2022 | National IPA Day

National IPA Day honors the beer known as India Pale Ale on the first Thursday in August. The IPA is a full-bodied, bold, and bitter beer made with hops and pale malts. It contains more alcohol than the average beer and is brewed with a variety of hop strains … read more via National Today.

Pignic Pub & Patio, located at 235 Flint Street, Reno, NV 89501, is celebrating this holiday by offering guests $2 off local draft IPA’s from 3 pm to 5 pm on August 4, 2022.

The Growler Guys, located at 7530 Longley Ln #106, Reno, NV 89511, always has a great selection of IPA’s on tap and they are celebrating this holiday by offering guests $2 off all pints from 3 pm to 6 pm and 30% off three or more 32 oz pitchers or crowlers.

Great Basin Brewing Co

Great Basin Brewing Co., all locations, are celebrating by highlighting all their IPA’s. Stop in for their special limited hazy Belgian double IPA (a collab with Schussboom), the Double Bubble Booty or one of these other tasty brews:

ICKY IPA: This hybrid IPA blends classic English malts and fresh American hops together for something incredibly unique — it’s one legendary discovery.
FIRELITHAZE: Bursting with tropical fruit, pear, peach, melon, and citrus hop aroma and flavor — this IPA shines brightly with a smooth, creamy mouthfeel that’s rich in hop character without bitterness.
TECTONIC EVENT DOUBLE IPA: A big West Coast IPA that gives off huge orange, grapefruit and pine aromas. Sip by sip you’re greeted by a light malt backbone that allows the hop bitterness to shine through. It finishes crisply with citrus and stone fruit on the palate.


August 5, 2022 | International Beer Day

International Beer Day is a global celebration of beer, taking place in pubs, breweries, and backyards all over the world. It’s a day for beer lovers everywhere to raise a toast to our brewers and bartenders and rejoice in the greatness of beer … read more via International Beer Day.

Pignic Pub & Patio, located at 235 Flint Street, Reno, NV 89501, is celebrating this holiday by offering guests $1 off any draft beer from 3 pm to 5 pm on August 5, 2022.

The Growler Guys, located at 7530 Longley Ln #106, Reno, NV 89511, is celebrating this holiday by offering guests $2 off all pints from 3 pm to 6 pm.

Great Basin Brewing Co

Great Basin Brewing Co., all locations, are celebrating by highlighting their award-winning Mystic Voyage. Head on in to quench your thirst with a pint or a pitcher or grab some bottles on your way home.


August 16, 2022 | National Rum Day

Rum has been a staple of the economy of the Americas from nearly its founding and remains one of the most versatile liquors available today. Traditionally found in light or dark varieties, rum has found its way into many alluring and inventive cocktails, punches, and mixed drinks … read more via National Today.

Pignic Pub & Patio, located at 235 Flint Street, Reno, NV 89501, is celebrating this holiday by offering guests $2 off any neat pour of aged rum, $2 off on-menu rum cocktails, Bounty flavored snaquiris $3 each (minimum order of 3) on August 16, 2022 from 3 pm to 5 pm.

Pignic Punch #3

August 23, 2022 | National Cuban Sandwich Day

It’s no secret that the birthplace of the Cuban sandwich — as the name suggests — is from the largest island nation of the Caribbean. The sandwich is characterized mainly by its delectable blend of ham, cheese, pork, and mustard … read more via National Today.

Pignic Pub & Patio, located at 235 Flint Street, Reno, NV 89501, is celebrating this holiday by offering guests $2 off their Cubano Ala Plancha on August 23, 2022 from 4 pm to 7 pm.

Cafe Whitney, located inside Whitney Peak at 255 N Virginia St, Reno, NV 89501, is celebrating this holiday by offering a Cubano sandwich & draft beer for $15 on August 23, 2022.


August 25, 2022 | National Whiskey Sour Day

We are really not sure how National Whiskey Sour Day came about; however, the origin of this drink is well detailed in history. In fact, the oldest known mention of whiskey sour has been found in the Wisconsin publication of the Waukesha Plain Dealer some 100 years ago … read more via National Today.

Pignic Pub & Patio, located at 235 Flint Street, Reno, NV 89501, is celebrating this holiday by offering guests Rittenhouse Whiskey Sours for $8 ($9 with egg whites) on August 25, 2022 from 3 pm-5 pm.


August 27, 2022 | National Burger Day

The closest thing resembling a burger was first made in the 1st century A.D. in Rome — this was a ground minced meat dish prepared with pine nuts, peppers, and flavorings of wine and garum. It took 12 more centuries for the meat to be tenderized and eaten on the go in the 13th century A.D. by the Mongols … read more via National Today.

Pignic Pub & Patio, located at 235 Flint Street, Reno, NV 89501, is celebrating this holiday by offering guests their PigShack Classic Smashburger, tots and a Pigeon Head pilsner for $16 on August 27, 2022.

Pignic Pub & Patio, located at 235 Flint Street, Reno, NV 89501, is celebrating this holiday by offering guests their PigShack Classic Smashburger, tots and a Pigeon Head pilsner for $16 on August 27, 2022.


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Author: hungryinreno