The 5th of May

Also known as Cinco de Mayo, this holiday is observed in the US to celebrate Mexican heritage and pride. A common misconception is that the 5th of May is Mexico’s Independence Day, but it’s not. But what this day is, is a reason to eat and drink and have some fun with friends.As usual, there is no lack of places to celebrate in the Boston area. Here is a list of activities that City Search compiled. One that caught my eye is the first annual Mi Casa Beecasa event at The Beehive (which by now, you know I am a huge fan of) — featuring the music of Mariachi Fantasia from 8pm to Midnight and a special menu featuring aptly-themed appetizers, entrees, desserts and cocktails.Also beginning on May 5th is Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer. Not Cinco de Mayo themed, but note worthy (and a good cause) none the less. “Join participating restaurants, bakeries, and cafes in Boston and the Greater Boston area during the week of May 5th through May 11th for the 9th annual Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer. 100% of the proceeds from select desserts at various establishments benefit breast cancer research and care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.”Here is a full list of the restaurants and bakeries that are participating. Included on this list is our own Sugar Bakery in West Roxbury. You will need to go in and ask them what the special dessert is… if you find out, let me know. I’m always looking for an ‘excuse’ to eat more sugar.

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