05/03/19 6:00am
Margaritas from Lucharitos in Greenport. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Cinco de Mayo is an annual celebration of the Mexican Army’s 1862 win over the French at the Battle of Puebla.

In recent years, however, as Mexican eateries have expanded across the U.S., May 5 has become a day to celebrate one of everybody’s favorite types of cuisine.

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05/05/15 6:10am

A Cinco de Mayo ice cream cone from Snowflake in Riverhead. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

A Cinco de Mayo ice cream cone from Snowflake in Riverhead. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

Snowflake Ice Cream Shoppe co-owner Stu Feldschuh couldn’t even make the flavor of the week at his Riverhead shop this time around. That would require tasting it.

A man who admits he can’t handle spicy foods, he deferred to his wife Carolyn and a friend to come up with this one: Cinco de Mayo.

Made with cinnamon chocolate ice cream and a little habanero pepper it’s not for the faint of heart, even if his recipe includes bits of dark cherry to soften the blow.

“It has a real flame to it,” Feldschuh said.

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10/21/13 12:30pm

Photo by Katharine Schroeder | Hellenic Snack Bar manager George Giannaris and sons Yianni (center) and Savvas serve chili to John Rooney of Southold at a previous North Fork Environmental Council’s Chili Night.

Photo by Katharine Schroeder | Hellenic Snack Bar manager George Giannaris and sons Yianni (center) and Savvas serve chili to John Rooney of Southold at a previous North Fork Environmental Council’s Chili Night.

There’s going to be a chili cookoff at Martha Clara this Friday Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. Presented by the North Fork Environmental Council, 2013 Chili Night will be the place to sample the best chili the North Fork has to offer. (more…)