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National French Dip Day

Date When Celebrated : This holiday is always held on November 12

Today's sure to be a delicious day. It's National French Dip Day. This flavorful and juicy sandwich is enjoyed by dipping it into au jus for a few seconds, until the bread is wet and mushy. It's a little bit messy, perhaps. But, oh what a great treat. The bread literally melts in your mouth. 

 Most of us think of French Dip as being made with roast beef. That's the way most of us have this flavorful and juicy sandwich. Surprisingly, it can also be made with roast pork or other meats. First, to be a true French Dip sandwich, it must be made with French bread. Au Jus is served on the side. Often, the sandwich includes mustard. You can have cheese on your French dip sandwich, too. As for the meat, it's your choice!
  

The Creation of the French Dip Sandwich

There is a little controversy around who was the original creator of the French Dip sandwich. Two restaurants that opened in the 1890s both claim to have created the French Dip sandwich.

Cole's Restaurant in Los Angeles, CA. claims to be the creator. One day, a man with sore gums asked for a moist sandwich. Chef Jack Garling put together the French Dip, and placed a dish of auf jus on the side. The customer loved it, and word got around quickly. Soon, more and more customers were asking for it. Philippe's Restaurant, also in Los Angeles, claim it's owner Philippe Mathieu created it. Both restaurants are still in existence. They each make their claim on both store signage and advertising.

 

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History and Origin of National French Dip Day:

National French Dip Day was created in 2018 by Cole's Restaurant in Los Angeles, California. Cole's is one of two restaurants to claim to have created the French Dip. Cole's selected this date, as they opened their existing store on November 12, 1908. That's right, they have been serving French Dip sandwiches for over one hundred years.

 

This relatively new special day is called a "National" day. We did not find a congressional or presidential proclamation making this day a true national day.

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