There are, of course, National Days, Weeks and Months for all sorts of things, as many as marketing groups can figure out and shoehorn into the calendar.  For instance, National Garlic Day is coming up on Sunday, April 19. To celebrate, Gordon Biersch, 400 S. Fourth St. in 4th Street Live!, is giving its guests a free order of garlic fries–one of the restaurant’s best-selling menu itemswith any purchase. 

The inspiration for garlic fries go back to the earliest days of founder Dan Gordon’s interest in brewing, even before he ventured out into the career path that has resulted in his chain of breweries/restaurants. You can learn all you wanted to know and more about the genesis of this dish (video included) here