Restaurants observe Cinco de Mayo


Observances draw large crowds to restaurants

By Derik Vanderford - dvanderford@civitasmedia.com



Derik Vanderford|The Union Times Freddie Vanderford and Brandon Turner perform during Thursday’s Cinco de Mayo event at Don Pancho Mexican Restaurant in Buffalo.


Derik Vanderford|The Union Times Each of the three Mexican restaurants in Union County kept a large and steady crowd throughout the evening in observance of Cinco de Mayo on Thursday.


UNION COUNTY — Each of the three Mexican restaurants in Union County held special celebrations for Cinco de Mayo on Thursday, drawing large crowds of customers to all three restaurants.

El Poblano Mexican Restaurant, located at 504 North Duncan Bypass, Union; La Fogata Mexican Restaurant, located at 441 North Duncan Bypass, Union, in West Town Plaza; and Don Pancho Mexican Restaurant, located at 1118 Main Street, Buffalo, each hosted specials, free giveaways and entertainment in celebration of Cinco de Mayo on Thursday.

The managers of each restaurant said they were happy with the turnouts they received and expected.

History

Cinco de Mayo — or the fifth of May — commemorates the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War (1861-1867). A relatively minor holiday in Mexico, Cinco de Mayo has evolved into a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage in the U.S., particularly in areas with large Mexican-American populations. Cinco de Mayo traditions include parades, mariachi music performances and street festivals in cities and towns across Mexico and the United States.

Derik Vanderford|The Union Times Freddie Vanderford and Brandon Turner perform during Thursday’s Cinco de Mayo event at Don Pancho Mexican Restaurant in Buffalo.
http://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_cinco3.jpgDerik Vanderford|The Union Times Freddie Vanderford and Brandon Turner perform during Thursday’s Cinco de Mayo event at Don Pancho Mexican Restaurant in Buffalo.

Derik Vanderford|The Union Times Each of the three Mexican restaurants in Union County kept a large and steady crowd throughout the evening in observance of Cinco de Mayo on Thursday.
http://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_cinco4.jpgDerik Vanderford|The Union Times Each of the three Mexican restaurants in Union County kept a large and steady crowd throughout the evening in observance of Cinco de Mayo on Thursday.
Observances draw large crowds to restaurants

By Derik Vanderford

dvanderford@civitasmedia.com

Derik Vanderford can be reached at 864-762-4128 or dvanderford@civitasmedia.com.

Derik Vanderford can be reached at 864-762-4128 or dvanderford@civitasmedia.com.

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