Labor Day is Monday, and on that day many will be getting together to enjoy food, drink and the waning days of summer.
A celebration of the America worker, Labor Day was first celebrated in 1882 in New York City. By 1885, municipal ordinances were passed declaring the day an official celebration. By 1887, Oregon had become the first state to pass legislation declaring Labor Day a holiday.
In 1894, the U.S. Congress made it official.
Like most national holidays in America, the driving force behind the celebration is food. Though I consider grilling a year-round activity, some consider Labor Day as the point of food transition – a grand goodbye to the summer grilling days (if largely ceremonial). If you enjoyed our Memorial Day food and drink Twitter guide, consider this part two – more Twitter accounts to follow for recipes and tips for Labor Day and beyond –
Beer Advocate – Beer tweeting fun by @JasonAlstrom @ToddAlstrom (Alström Bros), Founders of BeerAdvocate. Hardcore champions of craft beer. Respect #Beer Tweets.
Founders of one of the most popular beer sites in the world, the Beer Advocate guys introduce you too some interesting brews that you may never have thought to try.
Serious Eats – In ur place, eatin’ ur f00dz.
Meathead Goldwyn – Barbecue Whisperer, Hedonism Evangelist, HuffPost Columnist, publishes world’s most popular BBQ website.
The Meat King. I once made his kicked-up pimiento cheese recipe and whoa…forever a fan.
Imbibe – Imbibe is your ultimate guide to liquid culture, from coffee to cocktails.
Eatocracy – We’re CNN’s food blog & we’re here to make you hungry.
Grilling Guide – How To Grill Anything. Great grilling tips and recipes.
Mark Bittman – Writer on food for New York Times Opinion and Magazine, and others. Author of Food Matters & How to Cook Everything.
He just know his stuff. About everything. Simple as that.
Enjoy the holiday!