With Easter behind us, a rainy April well under way, and BBQ Season sputtering to a slow start, let’s look forward to one of our favourite “Holidays”, Cinco de Mayo!

For the past 5 years, The Piggy Market has been marking the occasion with tacos, tacos, and more tacos.  With the 5th on a Friday this year, we’re expecting a huge run of tacos, and are producing the following varieties:

Tacos Pastor – Slow Roasted Marinated Pork, with Red Onion, Cilantro, and Pineapple

Tacos Pibil – Banana Leaf wrapped pork, with Pickled Red Onion

Beef Cheek Tacos – Dave’s personal favourite, slow braised beef cheeks, with hot sauce, onion and cilantro.

Lamb Tacos – Braised local lamb, with black bean salsa and crema

Last year, we added Tamales to the list of Cinco de Mayo products, and will most likely do them again this year.  This decision has yet to be made….

Cinco de Mayo

Well, we’ve come through Easter, and the store is 4 years old as of April 4th. Thank you to all of our customers who continue to shop with us. And for those of you just finding us, welcome!

As every year, taco Thursdays are gearing up toward our annual Cinco de Mayo celebrations. We’re just over a month away, and getting ready to bring back some old favorites and new trials. As every year, we’ll have: tacos al pastor, cochinita pibil tacos, and beef cheek tacos.

Last week, we made a very delicious braised brisket taco, and we keep getting asked to bring back the jerked Oxtail taco. A new vegetarian taco is in the works, and there has been rumors of tamales. Dessert, as always, will be tres leche cakes. Maybe Pascale from Pascales all natural ice cream will favor us with a few Mexican flavours….

So much still to work out. One thing we do know, Cinco de Mayo is on a Sunday this year, and our hours will extend to 10am until 5pm.

More to come…