A Little Loco Flavor in The Hub: Best Bets for Cinco De Mayo

The fifth of May, or Cinco de Mayo, is observed in the United States as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride, and to commemorate the cause of freedom and democracy during the first years of the American Civil War. Instead of spending an entire vacation budget for a flight south of the border, you can get your fiesta on right here in Beantown! Here are four suggestions for unique ways to celebrate the festive day, without finding the worm at the bottom of the tequila bottle. Ole!

Bauer Wine and Spirits (300 Newbury Street) is celebrating this year with a Tanteo Tequila tasting and a Latin American wine tasting from 4:30-6:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 5. You’ll be dazzled with some tantalizing cocktails made from unique tequila flavors including cocoa, jalapeno, and tropical.  Some delicious wines at a great value will also be available.

Roslindale Community Center (6 Cummins Highway, Roslindale) is hosting a Mexican cooking demonstration from 2:00-3:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 5. Guest chef Alejandro Rodriguez will showcase how to make your own tamales, selecting the best spices, what to do with fresh cactus, and the art of using mole sauce in cooking.

The Taza Factory Store (561 Windsor Street, Somerville) will be celebrating its Mexican roots from 3:00-6:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 5. Specials include: free samples of the Taza Oaxaca Cocktail poured by legendary Highland Kitchen bartender Joe McGuirk, a new line of artisan nuts made with Taza Chocolate from Q’s Nuts, special Taza Factory Limited Margarita Mexicano, plus lots of other Taza treats!  There will also be live, rollicking country & western music by Boston’s Blue Ribbon Band.

The Mount Auburn Club (57 Coolidge Avenue, Watertown) is offering a Zumba Master Class from 3:00-4:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 5. Zumba Jammer and recording artist Liana Veda is making a special appearance for the Zumba Event of the Year. Join the dance/exercise craze!



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