The fifth of May is always a special day in our city.  The date is observed to commemorate the Mexican Army’s victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla, on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza. What does that mean for us here in New York City? Well, party time of course! Why wouldn’t we use this as an excuse to hit the town and indulge in all the great Mexican food and drink our city offers?  It’s what makes our city the greatest. We are a melting pot of cultures and all are welcome to partake!

The Holiday is especially exciting this year as there is an air of optimism with vaccinations on the rise, the end of the pandemic in sight and the ease of restrictions on all of the establishments we love. That means we can be inside and sit at the bar sipping on a margarita in Mexico’s honor! This is something we could not appreciate the way we do now before the pandemic but it’s a huge deal to our city and the bars and restaurants that make it up.  We are very hopeful that this is the start of the season we wait for and the city we missed so much.

It feels like a giant that has been awakened and the giant is just rubbing his eyes before getting out of bed. We fully expect this to kickoff a summer of partying, celebrating and most importantly, enjoying the company of those that we haven’t been able to see for too long of a time period.

So, cheers to the Mexicans and the French for giving us this day. But more importantly, cheers to New York City for always coming through for us. We missed you and can’t wait to have you back.