Cinco de Mayo (May 5) is more of a regional holiday in Mexico, and it recognizes the country’s victory at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican war. North of the border, the day is celebrated in many cities promoting the commercial interests of purveyors of Mexican food and beverages with parties, festivities and fiestas. It’s probably a bigger holiday in many United States cities than it is in Mexico, and Philadelphia is no exception. In fact, May 1-5 is Mexican Week here in Philly. So, it looks like the bars and restaurants have spoken.
Fire up the grill! It’s Father’s Day. What does a hungry dad want to eat on his special day? Perhaps ribs, wings, kabobs, steak or burgers will be on his menu. No doubt his feast will include a variety of barbecued beasts. Whatever - the day calls for strictly manfood. That’s what’s cooking for dear old dad.
Has this winter made you grow as a person? Now that it’s spring, do you feel there is more of you to love? And are you not loving this development? Feel like the words pleasingly plump, zaftig and Rubenesque are getting a little too personally descriptive? Clearly, this is the season for big salads, not big buns. We needed some of those comforting winter carbs that gave us energy to shovel that snow, but spring and summer call for salads.