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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | April 30, 2013
The Annapolis Police Department will have officers looking for drunk drivers from Cinco de Mayo celebrations on Sunday. The department will have "saturation patrols" around town looking for impaired drivers. Drivers are encouraged to call 911 if they spot drivers who might be impaired by drugs or alcohol.
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By Donna ellis | May 1, 2014
Arguably, there have been few springs in recent memory when many of us haven't planned to wring every bit of hedonistic pleasure from every holiday. The folks at La Palapa Grill & Cantina on Main Street in Ellicott City plan to cater to pleasure seekers over a multi-day fiesta built around Mexico's Independence Day, aka Cinco de Mayo. Truth is, this particular Mexican restaurant has been hosting a continuous fiesta since it opened in 1999, joining its older sibling, Clarksville's El Azteca, and preceding its younger sisters in North Laurel, Silver Spring and Odenton.
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BUSINESS
Lorraine Mirabella | May 3, 2013
A McCormick & Co. culinary expert will be on hand Saturday at the spice maker's Inner Harbor store to whip up Mexican cuisine for Cinco de Mayo. McCormick World of Flavors is planning two cooking demonstrations, one at noon featuring Mexican Corn Salad and another at 1 p.m. featuring Tinga de Pollo. Leslie Speckart, McCormick Kitchens' culinary expert, will demonstrate the dishes and answer questions in English and Spanish to help shoppers plan menus for Cinco de Mayo parties.
BUSINESS
Lorraine Mirabella | May 3, 2013
A McCormick & Co. culinary expert will be on hand Saturday at the spice maker's Inner Harbor store to whip up Mexican cuisine for Cinco de Mayo. McCormick World of Flavors is planning two cooking demonstrations, one at noon featuring Mexican Corn Salad and another at 1 p.m. featuring Tinga de Pollo. Leslie Speckart, McCormick Kitchens' culinary expert, will demonstrate the dishes and answer questions in English and Spanish to help shoppers plan menus for Cinco de Mayo parties.
FEATURES
By Carol Cutler and Carol Cutler,Copley News Service | May 3, 1992
The Fifth of May is to Mexicans what the Fourth of July means north of the border. Cinco de Mayo, a national holiday, is a day of parades, parties, fiestas and lots of good eating.The holiday commemorates the 1862 victory of a vastly outnumbered Mexican army over the invading French army at Puebla. The stunning triumph gave immediate cause to celebrate that still continues.With the great popularity of Mexican food, a Cinco de Mayo fiesta seems a great way to kick off the summer entertaining season.
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By Donna M. Owens and Donna M. Owens,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | April 30, 2003
Growing up in a Mexican-American household in California, Lea Ybarra was steeped in cultural traditions as rich as the flavorful sauces that simmered on the stove. Especially joyous were holidays like Cinco de Mayo, the yearly celebration of Mexican forces who held off French invaders during the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. "We'd have food, music, folkloric dances and other activities," says Ybarra, the daughter of a migrant worker, whose family's roots date back several generations to northern Texas.
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By Jamie Stiehm and Jamie Stiehm,sun reporter | May 6, 2007
Cinco de Mayo in the heart of Baltimore's Latino community brought salsa dancing, native Mexican dress and free-flowing tequila to Fells Point yesterday, where anyone with a good two-step was welcome to join the party. Amid the festivities on South Broadway, local politicians and police commanders turned out in numbers greater than in the past. Mayor Sheila Dixon and Police Commissioner Leonard D. Hamm, as well as Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown were there. The organizers of the event pointed to the turnout of official guests as evidence of the Latino community's growing force in political and civic life.
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By Donna ellis | May 1, 2014
Arguably, there have been few springs in recent memory when many of us haven't planned to wring every bit of hedonistic pleasure from every holiday. The folks at La Palapa Grill & Cantina on Main Street in Ellicott City plan to cater to pleasure seekers over a multi-day fiesta built around Mexico's Independence Day, aka Cinco de Mayo. Truth is, this particular Mexican restaurant has been hosting a continuous fiesta since it opened in 1999, joining its older sibling, Clarksville's El Azteca, and preceding its younger sisters in North Laurel, Silver Spring and Odenton.
NEWS
By Kate Shatzkin | May 2, 2007
avocado.org This site from the California Avocado Commission has ideas for Cinco de Mayo entertaining, including a "Guacamole Central" page with plenty of recipes for the holiday's ubiquitous dip. Kate Shatzkin
NEWS
By ROB KASPER | May 1, 2002
AS A FELLA who never needs much of an excuse to celebrate a holiday, I was curious about Cinco de Mayo. That phrase, I learned recently, means the 5th of May and not, as I once heard, margarita day. Cinco de Mayo is both a date that falls on this Sunday and an invitation to hoot and holler, Hispanic style. This weekend, Latino bars and restaurants in Baltimore and elsewhere will squeeze limes into many beverages, serve dishes decked out in the colors of the Mexican flag, hire mariachi bands, and generally be the sites of a roaring good time.
NEWS
By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | April 30, 2013
The Annapolis Police Department will have officers looking for drunk drivers from Cinco de Mayo celebrations on Sunday. The department will have "saturation patrols" around town looking for impaired drivers. Drivers are encouraged to call 911 if they spot drivers who might be impaired by drugs or alcohol.
FEATURES
By Jill Rosen and The Baltimore Sun | May 4, 2012
One too many margaritas isn't hard to manage during Cinco de Mayo. So a number of organizations have teamed up to make sure no one in Baltimore gets behind the wheel with tequila breath that would break a breathalyzer. AAA Mid-Atlantic, the Maryland Department of Transportation and Yellow Cab created "Tipsy? Taxi!" to offer drunken revelers a way to get home without driving. From 4 p.m. Saturday to 4 a.m. Sunday, anyone that calls a certain number to order a cab gets the ride free.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 3, 2011
Strawberry margarita Serves 1 This is my version of the margarita. It’s like a margarita got stilettos. 1 oz tequila blanco 1 oz fresh-squeezed lime juice Splash of lemon-lime simple syrup (see recipe below) 1 C strawberries and 1 C ice Combine all ingredients together in blender and blend until smooth. This recipe is a little light on the tequila, as I have some tequila horror stories I’m still living down. Feel free to ramp it up if you’re of stronger stock.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Jasmine Wiggins | May 3, 2011
I grew up in Arizona and Mexican food has been a big part of my life and culture. I loved eating homemade tamales that someone had lovingly labored over for hours, or my mom’s enchiladas with green sauce.  I can’t miss a Cinco de Mayo, so I’ve cooked up some of my favorites just in time for a celebration. Try them out or get inspired in time for Thursday!   Grilled Fish Tacos 1 lb firm white fish Sea salt Black pepper Chili powder Olive oil 8 small tortillas Prepare grill.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Jasmine Wiggins | May 3, 2011
Grilled Corn, Mexican Style 4 ears corn 1 C sour cream 1 C grated cheese (parmesean, asiago, or romano) Chili powder Sea Salt Black Pepper Keeping the husks on helps the corn retain its moisture during cooking. Carefully peel back the husks, leaving them intact. Remove the corn silk and rinse the corn free of debris. Dry. Slather the corn with butter, and fold the husks back up to cover the corn. Place on grill, turning occasionally. Cook for about 20-30 minutes.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Jasmine Wiggins | May 3, 2011
This is the kind of salsa I’m used to having at home in Arizona. It uses fresh ingredients and none of it’s pureed or cooked. I used to get into arguments with my Texas boyfriend about what made the perfect salsa. (He would secretly cook and puree my salsa when I wasn’t around.) Well, I think my  version is better than his. Of course.   Salsa Fresca About 1lb fresh tomatoes 1/4 C cilantro 1/4 C red onion 1 medium jalapeno (remove the seeds or start with half if you like milder salsa)
ENTERTAINMENT
By Annie Linskey | May 5, 2005
Nepalese folk singer Hear Nepalese folk superstar (and Baltimore restaurant manager) Prem Raja Mahat when he takes the stage tomorrow at the Ottobar. The singer has released more than 40 albums in his home country. He left Nepal to escape a Maoist insurgency. Doors open at 8 p.m. tomorrow. Mahat goes on at 10:30 p.m. Tickets are $10. The Ottobar is at 2549 N. Howard St. Call 410-662-0069 or visit www.theottobar.com. Pimlico Derby Day Celebrate Derby Day at Pimlico on Saturday. There will be a mini-beer fest featuring local breweries and live music.
NEWS
By Yvette C. Doss | May 5, 1997
MADISON, Wis. -- During the Cinco de Mayo celebrations today, some Latinos won't be swilling Coronas with lime to observe the holiday, which has become a national excuse to gorge on guacamole. They'll be using the occasion to raise political consciousness among Mexican-Americans and to spread the word about the true meaning of the event.''Back in the '60s, Cinco de Mayo was much more political and cultural,'' says Carlos Munoz Jr., a professor of ethnic studies at the University of California at Berkeley.
NEWS
By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | April 30, 2010
Annapolis police will increase drunken-driving patrols on Wednesday, as Cinco de Mayo has increasingly become a celebration marked by drinking. Drunken-driving saturation patrols will be looking for impaired drivers and placing a greater emphasis on traffic safety throughout the city on Cinco de Mayo, police said. The May 5 holiday marks the 1862 Battle of Puebla, when a smaller Mexican army turned back French invaders. Annapolis police said Cinco de Mayo is a concern because it has become a drinking and partying holiday like Saint Patrick's Day and Mardi Gras.
NEWS
By Kate Shatzkin and Kate Shatzkin,Sun reporter | April 30, 2008
Simply Delicioso By Ingrid Hoffmann The Art of Mexican Cooking By Diana Kennedy Clarkson Potter / 2008 / $30 This bible of authentic Mexican cooking, originally published in 1989, is not for the casual cook. My husband, who knows and loves traditional Mexican food, was excited when he heard the book was back in print. Then he asked if we could "set aside some time" to test Diana Kennedy's mole. Like an entire weekend. Not all of the 200 recipes take that much time, of course, but Kennedy, who has lived and cooked in Mexico for 50 years, is devoted to classical techniques and ingredients.
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