Cinco de Mayo may be a relatively minor holiday in Mexico. But for restaurants in York County, the holiday is a big boost to the bottom line.
El Serrano’s two locations in Springettsbury Township and Lancaster, for example, are expected to do three to four times the business they do on a typical Tuesday, said Melanie Torres, who manages the Lancaster location.
Mexitaly, a Springettsbury Township eatery whose menu features Mexican food, pizza and craft beer made on the premises, is bringing in extra help for Cinco de Mayo and ordering 20 percent more food ingredients than usual, owner Greg Skirboll said.
Runners, lace up your shoes, pin on your race number and make your way Downtown to the starting line. Pittsburgh is ready for you.
The course is set, winding 26.2 miles through 13 city neighborhoods. The bands, musical accompaniment to aching muscles, are booked. Medical teams will be out in force, traffic will be diverted and security measures, fine-tuned after the Boston Marathon attacks, will be in place.
A race that was on hiatus for the five years before 2009 is now a rite of spring, and this weekend, the Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon marks its fifth year back in Pittsburgh with a record registration. A year’s work, planning that started after the final runner crossed the finish line last year, will be showcased as the first runner steps over the starting line this weekend.
Race director Patrice Matamoros, speaking Friday at a news conference, said the city is ready.
Thursday, May 5, 2011 from 7pm to 9pm
Atria Woodbridge Place, 1191 Rapps Dam Rd., Kimberton
Join TCN for drinks, hors d’oeuvres and networking at a fundraising event
Sponsored by Atria Woodbridge Place and ManorCare Health Services.
Music provided by High Street Music Company.
$25 for TCN Members*
$35 for Non-Members
*$20 for TCN Members who pay by April 29th.
Payment must be received by April 29th for discount.
For more information or to purchase tickets call 610-705-3301, Ext. 2.
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