Although the true reason behind Memorial Day is a somber observance, most observances of the holiday recognize this weekend as the unofficial start of the summer. With warm weather, a three-day weekend, and only a few weeks until the end of the typical school year, it’s no surprise that most of us want to enjoy ourselves. And what food goes better with summer celebrations than BBQ and soul food? But where can you go this Memorial Day when you’re looking for the perfect barbecue restaurant to observe this celebration? If you’re in the San Diego area, you can visit us at Felix’s BBQ With Soul!
The History of Memorial Day
Although we’ll definitely talk about what we have to offer for you and your families this Memorial Day, we feel that we’d be remiss if we didn’t first take a moment to discuss the true meaning and origins of the holiday. It’s important to have respect and an understanding for this holiday that is important to many people, even if today we observe the holiday a bit differently than how it was initially observed.
According to “The History of Memorial Day” from KPBS, Memorial Day was originally known as Decoration Day. This name came from the tradition of decorating graves with items such as flowers, wreaths, and flags. However, this day was not widely observed in the United States until May 20, 1868, when it was used to commemorate soldiers who had sacrificed their lives in the Civil War. The proclamation to observe the holiday for this purpose was made by Gen. John A. Logan of the Grand Army of the Republic, an organization made up of Union sailors and soldiers. Just five years later in 1873, New York became the first state to make Memorial Day a legal holiday, and by the late 1800s, several other states had made it a legal holiday as well.
Following World War I, Memorial Day became a day to honor the soldiers who had died in all of the United States’ wars, a meaning that has continued through today. This is also when it became established as a national holiday rather than in individual states. Finally, in 1971, Congress passed the Uniform Monday Holiday Act, which established that Memorial Day would be observed on the last Monday in May.
Observing Memorial Day at Felix’s BBQ With Soul
However you prefer to observe Memorial Day, we’re here to provide you with what you need!
If you prefer to visit a barbecue restaurant in-person to enjoy your meal, you can gather all your family and friends and join us at any of our four locations for a BBQ and soul food lunch or dinner! You can even enjoy breakfast or brunch at our Oceanside location, which opens at 8 AM every day for breakfast. You can also take a look at everything available to enjoy on our full menu right here on our website.
Of course, we know that many prefer to have their Memorial Day BBQ at home, which is why you can always order your food for pick-up, or place an order ahead of time for some catering. However large your party will be, we have the options you need to provide great food that will keep your guests happy and full! You can choose from our buffet options that offer meats, salads, platters, and appetizers. We also offer Platters To Go, which include options like breakfast sandwiches, salads, and other sandwiches like sliced tri-tip, roast beef, Caprese, and many more! You can also order from our Pans To Go menu, which offers pans of our sides, entrees, and even dessert. You can learn more by taking a look at our full catering menu.
Felix’s BBQ With Soul – The Perfect Barbecue Restaurant for Celebrating Summer
At Felix’s BBQ With Soul, we know the importance of being with family and friends during holidays, but coordinating a get-together can be tough, especially when it comes to providing food. That’s why we’re always here to provide whatever you need to feed the whole family, whether it’s Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and every other holiday. With our help, you can spend less time cooking and more time with your friends and family! So whether you’ll be joining us in person or picking up so you can enjoy your meal of BBQ and soul food at home, we want to make this holiday easier for you.
We are a barbecue restaurant that serves the San Diego County and Lake Elsinore areas. Place your catering order today or make plans to visit one of our locations and make your Memorial Day simple and easy!