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NATIONAL RASPBERRY CREAM PIE DAY

Michigan Technological University 2019 Alumni Reunion

 

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NATIONAL ICE CREAM SANDWICH DAY

Michigan Technological University 2019 Alumni Reunion

 

3

 

NATIONAL WATERMELON DAY

Michigan Technological University 2019 Alumni Reunion

 

4

 

NATIONAL CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE DAY

 

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NATIONAL ROOT BEER FLOAT DAY

 

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NATIONAL RASPBERRIES N' CREAM DAY

 

8

 

NATIONAL CBD DAY

World Cat Day

Keweenaw Historical Waterway Tours Aboard the Ranger III

 

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10

 

NATIONAL S'MORES DAY

Eagle Harbor Art Fair

BluesFEST --- BIG Summer Community THANK YOU Party

Beer Sampling from Barrel and Beam

 

11

 

NATIONAL RASPBERRY BOMBE DAY

Eagle Harbor Art Fair

 

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NATIONAL CREAMSICLE DAY

 

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16

 

National Rum Day

 

17

 

16th Annual Pasty Fest

Copper Harbor Art in the Park

 

18

 

NATIONAL FAJITA DAY

Keweenaw Co-op's 46th Anniversary

NATIONAL ICE CREAM PIE DAY

 

19

 

National Potato Day

 

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NEVER BEAN BETTER DAY

2019 Houghton County Fair (08/22 to 08/25)

 

23

 

15th Annual Porcupine Mountains Music Festival

 

24

 

15th Annual Porcupine Mountains Music Festival

National Waffle Day

Michigan Tech Orientation Week and Move-in

 

25

 

15th Annual Porcupine Mountains Music Festival

National Banana Split Day

 

26

 

National Dog Day

 

27

 

First Day of Classes at Finlandia

 

28

 

National Red Wine Day

 

29

 

Keweenaw Historical Waterway Tours Aboard the Ranger III

 

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31

 

An Afternoon on the Town

National Trail Mix Day

Michigan Tech Presents: An Afternoon on the Town

 

August 18, 2019

NATIONAL FAJITA DAY

On August 18, we recognize a dish sizzling with savory Tex-Mex flavor. It's National Fajita Day!

Originally made from throwaway cuts of beef by Mexican vaqueros in Southwest Texas, the fajita was developed as a regional staple in the early 1930s. These cowboys cooked the steak over an open fire or grill and served it with flour or corn tortillas. Fresh Pico de gallo, guacamole and southwestern spices elevated the fajita, introducing it to new audiences as it later became a destination food in the culinary world.

As their popularity grew, fajitas added colorful flair to Tex-Mex menus with sizzling platters full of bright peppers, onions, tender steak, shrimp, chicken or pork with freshly made tortillas. By the 1980s, most Mexican restaurants in the United States served fajitas. In the modern culinary kitchen, lime, cilantro and a plethora of vegetables find their way into a fajita along with the perfect seasonings. Grilling with mesquite adds a smoky flavor and bacon adds crunch. Of course, who could forget the cheese? With their festive presentations, they continue to be enjoyed today. The fajita has come a long way from skirt steak trimmings!

With festive presentations, fajitas delicious flavors are being celebrated around the world. The fajita has come a long way from skirt steak trimmings!

 
 

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