We invite you to celebrate with us at Watson & the Shark bar
for complimentary Cinco de Mayo inspired snacks.
*Margaritas & Dancing to begin at 8pm*

And we can’t forget Derby Day!!
Drop by early to watch the race and enjoy a mint julep and our delicious dollar oysters.

Cinco de Mayo Mug Up – Sunday 9:00 am – Everyone Welcome

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On Sunday, May 5th at 9:00am there will be a pre-season Cindo de Mayo New Digs Blessing Mug Up at my new Rocky Neck digs overlooking Smiths Cove, up the stairs at 1 Wonson Street (behind Sailor Stan’s – the peach house across from Side Street Gallery and sculpture garden).  There will be coffee, tea and huevos rellenos (if I don’t mess them up) and whatever anyone cares to bring along to share (a batch of margaritas would be ok).  Come by and bless my new place with your presence and energy.

Also, from 7:30-12:00 that morning, Sailor Stan’s will be offering muchos especiales for Cinco de Mayo including: Shrimp Vera Cruz Omelette, Mexican Omelette (with Chorizo cheese and chilis), Chili Cheese Omelette, Breakfast Burrito (scrambled, diced ham and salsa), Huevos Rancheros, Gold Rush (spicy Benedict on cornbread), and Avocado Bacon Omelette (plus their full Breakfast Menu).  So if you like, come early and hungry, have breakfast at Sailor Stan’s and then come round back for Mug Up, or vice versa. 

Let’s get spicy and kick off the season, and fill up my new place with the great energy of Rocky Neck and GMG.

E.J. Lefavour

Don’t forget it’s Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo Raffle at Jalapeños

Enter to win a trip for 2 to Cancun Mexico!  
This weekend ~ May 3rd – 4th
Purchase an entrée dine-in or take-out, and you will receive 3 Raffle tickets for the trip.

Hours:  Friday and Saturday open for lunch @ 11:30
Sunday open for Dinner at 1:00
Phone # 978 283 8228
Thank you for your 20 years of business.
This offer is valid only at Jalapeños Gloucester.

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for “fifth of May”) is a holiday held on May 5. It is celebrated nationwide in the United States and regionally in Mexico, primarily in the state of Puebla. The date is observed in the United States as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride, and to commemorate the cause of freedom and democracy during the first years of the American Civil War. In the state of Puebla, the date is observed to commemorate the Mexican army’s unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín.  Cinco de Mayo is NOT Mexico’s Independence Day, the most important national patriotic holiday in Mexico, which occurs on September 16th. Cinco de Mayo is a holiday that is virtually ignored in Mexico.

Happy Cinco de Mayo!Things to do today!

Chamber’s Spring Fling

Cape Ann Chamber Businesswomen will host this year’s Spring Fling on Tuesday, May 5, 5 to 7:30 p.m., at Latitude 43, 25 Rogers St. Terri Trespicio, senior editor at Martha Stewart’s “Body & Soul” magazine, will present “Take Back the Reins: Simple and Surprising Ways to Stay Balanced and Whole When Times Are Tough.” Trespicio also hosts a daily radio program called “Whole Living.” In collaboration with seArts Wearable Arts group, attendees will have an opportunity to wear — and possibly buy — accessories made by local artists. Sponsored by Cape Ann Savings Bank Trust Department, Rockport National Bank and TD Banknorth, the event will feature a Cinco de Mayo supper of quesadillas, nachos and salads. Cost is $25 per person. A cash bar will be available. Chamber members and nonmembers are welcome. For reservations, call 978-283-1601 or e-mail

Spaghetti dinner

A spaghetti dinner fundraiser to benefit the Gloucester High School girls softball program will take place Tuesday, May 5, 5 to 7 p.m., at The Fish Shack restaurant in Rockport. Cost is $8 for adults, $5 for children and seniors, with a $25 family cap. For more information, call Anthony Saputo at 978-283-6970.