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May is the month for cool food/drink events

From a Jewish twist on a Mexican feast to tequila drinks or ping pong, there's lots to do
From a Jewish twist on a Mexican feast to tequila drinks or ping pong, there's lots to do
Kitchen Kibitz

May is bursting this Spring with cool food world events starting with a Kitchen Kibitz pop-up that puts a contemporary Jewish spin on a traditional Mexican holiday - Cinco de Mayo! The Kitchen Kibitz team pairs up with Erwin Ramos, chef-owner of the acclaimed Cambridge, MA Ole Mexican Grill on May 8th when $75 gets diners a four course meal with margaritas and a unique twist on the holiday.
Think Mexican challah, gefilte fish a la veracruzana, pozole matzoh ball soup, beef tongue tacos and more! It's not your grandma's traditional Jewish meal and it's not your abuelita's Cinco de Mayo dinner either.

Dinner starts at 7 p.m. at 11 Springfield St. so c'mon down and celebrate Mexican heritage with a Jewish tweak.

Also in Cambridge, Beat Hotel in Harvard Square and Chef Rebecca Newell put their own touches on Cinco de Mayo on Monday, May 5, adding several Mexican inspired food specials to the regular menu. At 8 p.m., diners will enjoy the music of Mariachi International to help them further get into the spirit as they sip El Pequeno Buho ($12.50) and El Gusano Rojo ($12.00) with El Buho Mezcal and Margarita Classico with Milagro Silver Tequila ($12).

Speaking of tequila, Strega Prime at the Woburn, MA Trade Center is offering three interesting tequila drinks - Italian Amigo, Terre e Agave, and Senor Victor, each priced at $9. Or head out to Natick where The Verve pours a $10 Moderno Margarita, or the Skybokx109 Gastropub will serve a $10 Strawberry Margarita.

At the Kings' bowling lanes/restaurants/games in Boston, Dedham and Lynnfield, Cinco de Mayo brings a host of specials the weekend leading up to the holiday through Monday, the 5th, among them mini tacos, tequila lime shrimp kebabs, flank steak chimichurri, and caramel flan and churros dessert sampler. Don't fret over the calories - you can bowl your huevos off for $5 after 8 p.m.!

Head over to Blazing Paddles in the Fenway on Cinco de Mayo and enjoy free ping pong with free chips and salsa. Take your chances in the Green Monster giveaway contest and if you're one of the first 50 wearing a sombrero or a 'stache, enter to win.

If you're in the South End, don't miss a stop of Union to try the scallion crepe "tacos" with duck confit, tomatillo salsa , pickled red onion, cotija cheese, cilantro and lime.

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