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May 5, 2009

And now a word about Cinco de Mayo



Which has been canceled in Mexico, I see. It does feel like I should do something on Dining@Large, but I didn't think of it when I was planning this Tuesday's Top 10, or when I was giving you the details about the new Mexican restaurant in Locust Point.

Here's the best I can do. The Baltimore location of Salsarita's Fresh Cantina is offering a large burrito, large quesadilla, taco salad, nachos or Mexican pizza for $5 until Friday. Ask for Salsarita's Cinco.

I haven't eaten there so I can't vouch for the food, but there is a lot of it for five bucks.

(Photo courtesy of Salsarita's Fresh Cantina)

Posted by Elizabeth Large at 2:57 PM | | Comments (8)


That burritto looks a little TOO perfect if you ask me.

The second I bite into it, it's all going to come pouring out the other end all over my clean clothes! AH!

Food is pretty good - if you go expecting fast food Mexican. It's on par with Chipotle, Baja Fresh, etc. Same thing, although I know there are clear preferences within that category of restaurants.

Emmanuel Church, Bel Air, is celebrating Cinco de Mayo on May 17th. Ya do what ya gotta do!

For a few years now I've been trying to figure out why folks here celebrate an 1862 Mexican victory over the French. Is there a similar "holiday" when we in the USA celebrate another country's battle? I know, you'll say what about St. Patrick's Day, but isn't that more of a religious one (I have some Irish background, but I don't really celebrate it)? Maybe we just need even more excuses to party; how about we celebrate the 1415 English victory over the French at Agincourt, or maybe the German victory at St. Quentin in the Franco-Prussian war, or the French victory at uh....., never mind.

OldPhil, I've been to a Bastille Day party or two over the years.

Hey, the French lost that one too (the government, anyway).

OldPhil, I'll celebrate anything that involves good food. Bastille Day (man, that one is bloody!), Cinco de Mayo, Dominion Day, Pork Rind Day, all good.

I thought that Cinco de Mayo was a day of mourning for the sinking of the SS Hellmann's. A tragic day for blt lovers everywhere.

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Richard Gorelick was appointed The Baltimore Sun's restaurant critic in September 2010. Before joining the paper staff fulltime, he contributed freelance criticism and features articles about food to area and regional publications. Along the way, he dispatched for short-distance trucking companies, shilled for cultural non-profits, and assisted in cognitive neurology research – never the subject, always the control.

He takes restaurants seriously but not himself, and his favorite restaurant is the one you love, too.

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