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.
North America shivers in an Arctic freeze….biting, bitterly cold breezes….brutal, potential, record-breaking low temperatures….Polar Vortex - that arctic cyclone that’s swept down from the North Pole ….what’s next? It’s been so cold in Pennsylvania this winter that I’m surprised that Phil even ventured out to check his shadow this week. Olympic Alert: It’s warmer in Sochi!
This Friday, Jan. 31, begins the Chinese New Year — The Year of the Horse. Therein lies the answer to who will win Super Bowl XLVIII this Sunday, Feb. 2. The Chinese zodiac is key. The Denver Broncos will win, of course. And I’m not just horsing around!