On our plates: Cinco de Mayo, Siam Thai on the menu, more

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By: Danielle Waldron
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The first week of May always promises two things: warmer temperatures and Cinco de Mayo, and get ready because you can… 

TRY THESE TRADITIONAL MEXICAN RECIPES TO MAKE ON CINCO DE MAYO 

May 5, which also happens to be Election Day, is a great excuse to bite into a burrito or sip on a margarita. But did you know those two foods aren’t traditional Cinco de Mayo foods, and Cinco de Mayo isn’t actually Independence Day? 

Try your hand at some of these traditional recipes like tres leches cake, chalupas or mole poblano. 

If you’re having some trouble finding the ingredients, check out this list of traditional Mexican grocery stores to make your meal the authentic way. 

CINCO PUTS SIAM THAI DISHES BACK ON MENU IN SOUTH BEND

Siam Thai closed in March when owner Nat Buraprateep went home to Thailand, but his customers can find some of his menu items elsewhere. 

Before he left, Buraprateep gave his chef his permission to reproduce his recipes. Chef Juan Duran Sr. is overseeing the kitchen at Cinco in South Bend and pushing popular dishes like pad thai and pad perik pao out of the kitchen. 

For more details or restaurant hours, see the full story on Flavor 574.

THE IGLOO RETURNS TO SILVER LAKE 

The Igloo in Silver Lake was a hot place to grab cones with your family or a date in the late sixties through the mid seventies. 

And now it’s back. 

Located at 108 W. Main St., The Igloo offers a rotation of 20 to 24 different flavors of hand-dipped ice cream. The Igloo Ice Cream Shop is open 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday and noon to 10 p.m. on Sunday.

For more details or history about The Igloo, see the full story on Flavor 574.

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