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Win A $20 Nino’s Pizzeria & Restaurant Gift Card (Boca Raton)

This contest started on 5/12/20. This contest has a winner.

* Win A $20 Nino’s Pizzeria & Restaurant Gift Card.

Jeff Eats got a $20 Nino’s Pizzeria & Restaurant Gift Card to give to one of you guys!

The game- the first 25 “reader-comments” received – will be entered in a “blind hat pick”! You can submit as many comments as you’d like but- Please, only 1- reader comment – per day…play fair!

The $20 Gift Card is good at Nino’s Pizzeria & Restaurant, 7120 Beracasa Way, Boca Raton, Florida 33433, (561) 392-9075.

You can check menu/prices at www.ninosofboca.com.

Posted on June 1st, 2015.

*****Nino’s Pizzeria & Restaurant, 7120 Beracasa Way, Boca Raton, Florida 33433, (561) 392-9075.

Got this e-mail this morning…

Jeff,
It was a pleasure meeting you and your wife at Friday night’s Morris Day & The Time concert in Pompano Beach. Terrific show.
As I mentioned, my wife and I in late April retired to Deerfield Beach after living our 41 years of married life in Plainview, Long Island. We are just getting organized and as I told you we literally stumbled across your jeffeats.com site while looking for restaurants to eat in. Your taste in both food and entertainment match up pretty close with ours.
You have tons of picks and I was wondering if you could give us a great ‘mom & pop’ Italian joint in the Deerfield Beach area. As you may recall we are living around the Powerline/Sample Road area and we’re looking for that one pizza tee shorts/tee shirt joint to really count on.
Once again, great meeting you.
Joe K
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Joe K:

Glad that you enjoyed Morris Day and the Time. It was a great show.

It was nice meeting you and your wife.

Real simple answer to your “request”…just by coincidence, last night- Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats ate dinner at Nino’s Pizzeria in Boca Raton- and I gotta tell you, that this joint for the past 23 years has been one of our go-to-“mom & pops”…never and I repeat-never- a bad meal. Just between you and me, Nino’s makes a veal chop parmigiana and chicken cacciatore/chicken scarpariello both on the bone- that are off the chart. As for New York Style Pizza, the joint’s pies and slices are top-shelf!

Printed down below is a “review” that Jeff Eats did back on 5/19/14…try Nino’s- the bet here, you and your wife will absolutely love it!

Thanks for reading..

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Posted on May 19th, 2014
***** Nino’s Pizzeria & Restaurant, 7120 Beracasa Way, Boca Raton, Florida 33433, (561) 392-9075.

Way back on March 20, 2008 Jeff Eats told you guys about Nino’s Pizzeria & Restaurant in Boca Raton.

Time for a little update on what is definitely one of the best “mom & pop” red sauce Italian joints in South Florida.

For your convenience the “original” story is printed below…gonna save you the trouble of scrolling around.

Anyway,

Just for background, Nino’s opened for business in Boca Raton in 1983-you mathematicians can do the math–for the rest of you-that’s 31 years ago. In something like 2005, it opened a second location in Delray Beach. Partners fall-out, one gets Boca Raton, the other gets Delray Beach. So now you know, the business angle here.

Now-just so we are straight, we are talking about Boca Raton- here. Absolutely-positively nothing wrong with the Delray Beach location–Jeff Eats (1) lives closer to the Boca joint and (2) Jeff Eats thinks that the food, service, ambiance are better in Boca Raton- but trust me Delray Beach ain’t exactly chopped liver either.

Anyway,

Jeff Eats has never “officially” counted the number of times-I’ve eaten in/taken out from Nino’s–but I’m guessing 70 maybe 80, let’s just say it’s a lot. I want to tell you, that not- even- one- time was the food not right on the money–same for the service. Real simple… its soups, salads, pizzas, calzones, subs, pastas, entrees are all delicious. Off the top of my head, I would match Nino’s veal chop parmigiana ($22 soup/salad, pasta side, garlic rolls), its chicken cacciatore on the bone ($17.95 soup/salad, pasta side, garlic rolls), its chicken scarpariello on the bone ($17.95 soup/salad, pasta side, garlic rolls) and its shrimp scampi ($22.50 soup/salad, pasta side, garlic rolls) up against South Florida’s best “mom & pop” and “upscale” players. While I’m on the subject of food, Nino’s plain pizza is always on the money and the joint makes what it calls an “upside down Sicilian” pie that is a work of beauty–if you go, get it!

You maybe wondering why the sudden “gushing” about Nino’s?

Last night, Jeff Eats, Mrs. Jeff Eats and some dear friends- ate dinner at Nino’s and we got to discussing “various” Italian joints–and like a bolt of lightening–it hit me as to how really good Nino’s stuff is! Just that simple! Real fast-right off the top of you head, other than Nino’s–name a “mom & pop” red sauce Italian joint that does chicken cacciatore and chicken scarpariello on the bone…you do know, that’s the only RIGHT WAY to make those dishes–but that’s just my take-on the-thing!

You can check menu/prices at www.ninosofboca.com.

Nino’s Pizzeria & Restaurant is open 7 days a week 11am-10pm.
*****
March 20, 2008
***** Nino’s Pizzeria & Restaurant, 7120 Beracasa Way, Boca Raton, Florida 33433, (561) 392-9075—&—13900 South Jog Road, Delray Beach, Florida 33445, (561) 499-3988

Nino’s is one of my favorite “mom and pop” Southern Italian joints in South Florida. I could be going out on a limb here, but I think that after you have tried this joint, you will also become a big fan.

Just so you know, the Boca Raton location has been around for something like 25 years…the Delray Beach location has been in business for about 3 years. Over the years, I have eaten in the Boca location something like 30 times and the Delray location twice…although the menus are almost identical, I like the food, ambiance and service in the Boca restaurant better…call me a creature of habit, but I really feel at home when I enter the Boca joint…from the way I am greeted at the front door, to Nino the owner waving and talking from behind the pizza counter to the customers…the food and service in Delray Beach is just fine, but there is something “special” about the Boca location.

Although Nino’s seemingly “follows” the standard pattern…Soup or salad, garlic rolls, entree with a pasta side…this joint makes some of the most delicious dishes and pizza that you have ever eaten. I would personally match its veal chop parmigiana—bone in chicken cacciatore— bone in chicken scapriello—shrimp scampi entrees against any Italian restaurant down here in South Florida.

Like I said before, Nino’s has been around for something like 25 years. The Boca Raton joint is jammed for dinner 7-days a week and has a takeout business that seems to be never ending. The Delray Beach spot has also developed quite a following…but my heart belongs to the Boca joint. Both joints are open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner.

Great food. Great service. Pizza joint prices…

By the way, Nino and his wife Josephine own Josephine’s Italian Restaurant which is located on Federal Highway in Boca Raton. That’s a story for another day…but Josephine’s is a very good “white table cloth” joint.

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A Virtual Night of Music and Memories! (Friday- 5/15/20 – 7PM)

Posted on May 15th, 2020 · Music/Events/Other · 10 Comments »

* A Virtual Night of Music and Memories! (Friday- 5/15/20- 7PM).

Don’t forget to remind me (when this whole Coronavirus episode is over)- that I promised you guys- that I would never-ever eat roast pork fried rice again…

Anyway- in the meantime, enjoy…

This coming Friday night 5/15/20, join us for a LIVE special and virtual concert. A night of music and memories, hosted by Vinnie Medugno. Featuring performances by Chris Ruggiero, Stiletto & The Saxman – The Arminios, Stan Zizka’s Del-Satins, The Duprees, The Chiffons, and Bobby Wilson! See all details below, and please SHARE THIS! We will see you on Friday at 7PM – right here!

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Win A $25 Houston’s Gift Card (Boca Raton, North Miami, Pompano Beach)

This contest started on 5/12/20. This contest has a winner.

* Win A $25 Houston’s Gift Card.

Jeff Eats got a $25 Houston’s Gift Card to give to one of you guys!

Jeff Eats maybe going out on a limb here, but I’m gonna assume that you guys know what Houston’s is all about…For you guys who don’t, 1. Where- you been? and 2. American-Style casual-joint with a limited menu- but you’ll definitely find what to eat, delicious food, separate full liquor bar, solid-very attentive service, “could be” cheaper prices- but you won’t need a second job to pay the bill, always a wait to get in, 3 Florida locations and 14 more in other states!

The game- the first 25 “reader-comments” received – will be entered in a “blind hat pick”! You can submit as many comments as you’d like but- Please, only 1- reader comment – per day…play fair!

The $25 Gift Card is good at any of Houston’s Florida-locations (check menu, locations, info at hillstone.com).

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Win A $20 Tomasso’s Pizza & Subs Gift Card (Boca Raton)

This contest started on 5/7/20. This contest has a winner.

* Win A $20 Tomasso’s Pizza & Subs Gift Card.

Jeff Eats got a $20 Tomasso’s Pizza & Subs Gift Card to give to one of you guys!

The game- the first 25 “reader-comments” received – will be entered in a “blind hat pick”! You can submit as many comments as you’d like but- Please, only 1- reader comment – per day…play fair!

The $20 Gift Card is good at Tomasso’s Pizza & Subs, 1229 W. Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton, Florida 33486 (561) 392-8985.

You can check menu/prices at tomassos-pizza.com.

Posted on July 31st, 2008
***** Tomasso’s Pizza & Subs, 1229 W. Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton, Florida 33486 (561) 392-8985.

Let me make this writeup as short as possible.

Tomasso’s is a pizza-subs takeout joint. It has been around since 1981. As you can see from its menu at www.tomassos-pizza.com it has all the stuff that you would expect from a neighborhood takeout…pizza, pastas, subs (you may know them as hoagies, grinders, po’ boys, oyster loaves, Italians), calzones, strombolis, veal-seafood-chicken-meat entrees, etc.

Tomasso’s food is very good. It is probably as good as your local favorite takeout, if not better…Because Tomasso’s is not “in my neighborhood” I haven’t gotten as much food from this joint as I would have liked. There is one other thing that separates Tomasso’s from the other area takeouts, namely its owners. Over the years, Tomasso’s has bent over backwards to help the local area public schools, teams and charities…this joint is always sponsering some type of fund raising event… the latest being its August 2nd “Pizzas For Pencils” which is raising money for after school supplies.

Very good food. Very community minded owners. Why wouldn’t “you” give them your business?

If you live in Tomasso’s area, this is an Italian takeout that deserves your business.

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DISH OF THE WEEK (Sunday- 5/10/20- Fantasy Pizza- Pembroke Pines)

***** DISH OF THE WEEK (Sunday- 5/10/20- Fantasy Pizza).

One of Jeff Eats’ favorite menu items…

HOMEMADE ZEPPOLES
(half-dozen $2.49)

Fantasy Pizza
10800 Pines Boulevard
Pembroke Pines
(954) 435-1062
fantasypizzaandsalad.com
Latest Review: 9/21/18

Most pizza joints don’t make zeppoles…trust Jeff Eats on this one, Fantasy’s are absolute dynamite!

Posted on September 21st, 2018

***** Fantasy Pizza, 10800 Pines Boulevard, Pembroke Pines, Florida 33026, (954) 435-1062.

Got a real good pizza joint for you guys to checkout, Fantasy Pizza in Pembroke Pines.

Real simple tale to tell- appetizers/pizzas/salads/subs/pastas/desserts, inside booth/table/hi-top seating.

Like I just said, real simple tale to tell- yesterday afternoon Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats needed-some pizza and based on Jeff Eats’ reader- Lori A’s recommendation- we decided to give Fantasy Pizza in Pembroke Pines a shot! Suffice it to say, Lori A was right on the money- with the joint serving up absolutely delicious thin-crisp crust/sweet sauce/nice fold/ nice oil drip New York Style Pizza slices! Throw into the mix, that Fanatsy Pizza runs an every-day “$4.98 2-slices and a fountain drink lunch special” and “we” got a joint that Jeff Eats definitely had to tell you guys about! By the way, Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats also threw some garlic rolls and zeppoles into the mix- like Fantasy Pizza’s pizza- both the rolls and zeppoles were right on the money!

Let me wrap Fantasy Pizza up for you guys by saying, if you live/work/play in Fantasy Pizza’s neighborhood- you gotta give the joint a shot!

You guys can check menu/prices/info at fantasypizzaandsalad.com.

Fantasy Pizza is open, 7 days a week 11am-10pm.

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Happy Mother’s Day

Posted on May 10th, 2020 · Music/Events/Other · No Comments »

* Happy Mother’s Day.

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Music legend Little Richard dies at 87

Posted on May 9th, 2020 · Music/Events/Other · No Comments »

* Music legend Little Richard dies at 87.

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Win A $20 Granger’s Grille Gift Card (Delray Beach)

This contest started on 5/7/20. This contest has a winner.

* Win A $20 Granger’s Grille Gift Card.

Jeff Eats got a $20 Granger’s Grille Gift Card to give to one of you guys…

The game- the first 25 “reader-comments” received – will be entered in a “blind hat pick”! You can submit as many comments as you’d like but- Please, only 1- reader comment – per day…play fair!

The $20 Gift Card is good at Granger’s Grille, 215 NE 6th Avenue, Delray Beach, Florida 33483, (561) 276-7881.

Posted on July 10th, 2017

***** Granger’s Grille, 802 Southeast 5th Avenue, Delray Beach, Florida 33483, (561) 276-7881.

Do you guys know what scarily good means? Well, Granger’s Grille in Delray Beach is scarily good.

Real quick story…

Hole in the wall with scarily good American-Style food located at 215 Northeast 6th Avenue, Delray Beach after 23 years was forced to move- because the landlord sold the building it was in. A few months later (January, 2017) the “former” hole in the wall re-opened 3-times larger at 892 Southeast 5th Avenue, Delray Beach serving the same scarily good American-Style food!

All Jeff Eats can tell you guys, is that if you’re into absolutely dynamite burgers/ wings/ bbq ribs/ fried zucchini/ onion rings/ French fries/ tuna salad/ chili/ fried chicken/ onion soup/ meatloaf so-on and so forth, portions that could choke a horse, super reasonable prices and a staff that can’t do enough for you- Granger’s Grille is a must try for you!

You can check menu/info at grangersgrille.com.

Granger’s Grille is open Sunday noon-8pm, Monday-Friday 11:00am-9:30pm.

Posted on January 6th, 2016

***** Granger’s Bar & Grill, 215 NE 6th Avenue, Delray Beach Florida 33483, (561) 276-7881.

Let’s call Granger’s “a story that bears repeating”…

Jeff Eats has been eating at Granger’s for years and I gotta tell you, the joint’s food always kills!…great burgers, wings, meatloaf, barbecue ribs, salads, onion rings, soups, French fries, sandwiches- you name it- and this no frills American-Style hole in the wall-makes it just right!

Granger’s Bar & Grill is an absolute must try!

I love this joint! Trust Jeff Eats when I tell you, you will too!

You can check menu/prices at grangersgrille.com.

Granger’s Bar & Grill is open:

Mon + Tue + Thur 11AM – 9PM
Wed + Fri 11AM – 9:30PM
Saturday 11:30AM – 9PM
Sunday 12PM – 8PM
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Posted on February 9th, 2008

***** Granger’s Bar & Grill, 215 NE 6th Avenue, Delray Beach Florida (561) 276-7881.

Granger’s is a 38 seat bar-grill located on Federal Highway. The joint has something like 10 seats at the bar and a handful of booths and tables…one waitress-one busgirl-3 in the kitchen and that’s the whole shooting match. By the way, the waitress and busgirl are also the bartenders. The bathrooms are out-houses in the parking lot.

Granger’s food is absolutely great. Appetizers, burgers, salads, main dishes everything is delicious. How that little kitchen bangs out so much delicious food is beyond me, but in the 30-40 times that I have eaten at Granger’s everything was right on the money.

I am telling you, that this little joint is a MUST for you. Wear tee shirt/shorts so you don’t look stupid. The joint is open Monday-Saturday for lunch and dinner. The prices are also dirt cheap and if you are there on a Saturday Night you have to try the brick of meatloaf that is one of this joint’s specialities.

From the outside, Granger’s looks like a D U M P. Try it, you will love it.

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Win A $20 Nino’s Pizzeria & Restaurant Gift Card (Boca Raton)

This contest started on 5/4/20. This contest has a winner.

* Win A $20 Nino’s Pizzeria & Restaurant Gift Card.

Jeff Eats got a $20 Nino’s Pizzeria & Restaurant Gift Card to give to one of you guys!

The game- the first 25 “reader-comments” received – will be entered in a “blind hat pick”! You can submit as many comments as you’d like but- Please, only 1- reader comment – per day…play fair!

The $20 Gift Card is good at Nino’s Pizzeria & Restaurant, 7120 Beracasa Way, Boca Raton, Florida 33433, (561) 392-9075.

You can check menu/prices at www.ninosofboca.com.

Posted on June 1st, 2015.

*****Nino’s Pizzeria & Restaurant, 7120 Beracasa Way, Boca Raton, Florida 33433, (561) 392-9075.

Got this e-mail this morning…

Jeff,
It was a pleasure meeting you and your wife at Friday night’s Morris Day & The Time concert in Pompano Beach. Terrific show.
As I mentioned, my wife and I in late April retired to Deerfield Beach after living our 41 years of married life in Plainview, Long Island. We are just getting organized and as I told you we literally stumbled across your jeffeats.com site while looking for restaurants to eat in. Your taste in both food and entertainment match up pretty close with ours.
You have tons of picks and I was wondering if you could give us a great ‘mom & pop’ Italian joint in the Deerfield Beach area. As you may recall we are living around the Powerline/Sample Road area and we’re looking for that one pizza tee shorts/tee shirt joint to really count on.
Once again, great meeting you.
Joe K
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Joe K:

Glad that you enjoyed Morris Day and the Time. It was a great show.

It was nice meeting you and your wife.

Real simple answer to your “request”…just by coincidence, last night- Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats ate dinner at Nino’s Pizzeria in Boca Raton- and I gotta tell you, that this joint for the past 23 years has been one of our go-to-“mom & pops”…never and I repeat-never- a bad meal. Just between you and me, Nino’s makes a veal chop parmigiana and chicken cacciatore/chicken scarpariello both on the bone- that are off the chart. As for New York Style Pizza, the joint’s pies and slices are top-shelf!

Printed down below is a “review” that Jeff Eats did back on 5/19/14…try Nino’s- the bet here, you and your wife will absolutely love it!

Thanks for reading..

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Posted on May 19th, 2014
***** Nino’s Pizzeria & Restaurant, 7120 Beracasa Way, Boca Raton, Florida 33433, (561) 392-9075.

Way back on March 20, 2008 Jeff Eats told you guys about Nino’s Pizzeria & Restaurant in Boca Raton.

Time for a little update on what is definitely one of the best “mom & pop” red sauce Italian joints in South Florida.

For your convenience the “original” story is printed below…gonna save you the trouble of scrolling around.

Anyway,

Just for background, Nino’s opened for business in Boca Raton in 1983-you mathematicians can do the math–for the rest of you-that’s 31 years ago. In something like 2005, it opened a second location in Delray Beach. Partners fall-out, one gets Boca Raton, the other gets Delray Beach. So now you know, the business angle here.

Now-just so we are straight, we are talking about Boca Raton- here. Absolutely-positively nothing wrong with the Delray Beach location–Jeff Eats (1) lives closer to the Boca joint and (2) Jeff Eats thinks that the food, service, ambiance are better in Boca Raton- but trust me Delray Beach ain’t exactly chopped liver either.

Anyway,

Jeff Eats has never “officially” counted the number of times-I’ve eaten in/taken out from Nino’s–but I’m guessing 70 maybe 80, let’s just say it’s a lot. I want to tell you, that not- even- one- time was the food not right on the money–same for the service. Real simple… its soups, salads, pizzas, calzones, subs, pastas, entrees are all delicious. Off the top of my head, I would match Nino’s veal chop parmigiana ($22 soup/salad, pasta side, garlic rolls), its chicken cacciatore on the bone ($17.95 soup/salad, pasta side, garlic rolls), its chicken scarpariello on the bone ($17.95 soup/salad, pasta side, garlic rolls) and its shrimp scampi ($22.50 soup/salad, pasta side, garlic rolls) up against South Florida’s best “mom & pop” and “upscale” players. While I’m on the subject of food, Nino’s plain pizza is always on the money and the joint makes what it calls an “upside down Sicilian” pie that is a work of beauty–if you go, get it!

You maybe wondering why the sudden “gushing” about Nino’s?

Last night, Jeff Eats, Mrs. Jeff Eats and some dear friends- ate dinner at Nino’s and we got to discussing “various” Italian joints–and like a bolt of lightening–it hit me as to how really good Nino’s stuff is! Just that simple! Real fast-right off the top of you head, other than Nino’s–name a “mom & pop” red sauce Italian joint that does chicken cacciatore and chicken scarpariello on the bone…you do know, that’s the only RIGHT WAY to make those dishes–but that’s just my take-on the-thing!

You can check menu/prices at www.ninosofboca.com.

Nino’s Pizzeria & Restaurant is open 7 days a week 11am-10pm.
*****
March 20, 2008
***** Nino’s Pizzeria & Restaurant, 7120 Beracasa Way, Boca Raton, Florida 33433, (561) 392-9075—&—13900 South Jog Road, Delray Beach, Florida 33445, (561) 499-3988

Nino’s is one of my favorite “mom and pop” Southern Italian joints in South Florida. I could be going out on a limb here, but I think that after you have tried this joint, you will also become a big fan.

Just so you know, the Boca Raton location has been around for something like 25 years…the Delray Beach location has been in business for about 3 years. Over the years, I have eaten in the Boca location something like 30 times and the Delray location twice…although the menus are almost identical, I like the food, ambiance and service in the Boca restaurant better…call me a creature of habit, but I really feel at home when I enter the Boca joint…from the way I am greeted at the front door, to Nino the owner waving and talking from behind the pizza counter to the customers…the food and service in Delray Beach is just fine, but there is something “special” about the Boca location.

Although Nino’s seemingly “follows” the standard pattern…Soup or salad, garlic rolls, entree with a pasta side…this joint makes some of the most delicious dishes and pizza that you have ever eaten. I would personally match its veal chop parmigiana—bone in chicken cacciatore— bone in chicken scapriello—shrimp scampi entrees against any Italian restaurant down here in South Florida.

Like I said before, Nino’s has been around for something like 25 years. The Boca Raton joint is jammed for dinner 7-days a week and has a takeout business that seems to be never ending. The Delray Beach spot has also developed quite a following…but my heart belongs to the Boca joint. Both joints are open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner.

Great food. Great service. Pizza joint prices…

By the way, Nino and his wife Josephine own Josephine’s Italian Restaurant which is located on Federal Highway in Boca Raton. That’s a story for another day…but Josephine’s is a very good “white table cloth” joint.

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Cinco de Mayo & Hellmann’s Mayonaise

Posted on May 5th, 2020 · Music/Events/Other · 3 Comments »

Originally posted on March 2nd, 2020.

* Cinco de Mayo & Hellmann’s Mayonaise.

A brief history lesson…

Most people don’t know that back in 1912,
Hellmann’s Mayonnaise was manufactured in England.
In fact, the Titanic was carrying 12,000 jars of the condiment scheduled for delivery in VeraCruz, Mexico, which was to be the next port of call for the great ship after its stop in New York.
This would have been the largest single shipment of mayonnaise ever delivered to Mexico.
But as we all know, the great ship did not make it to New York.
The ship hit an iceberg and sank. The people of Mexico, who were crazy about mayonnaise, and were eagerly awaiting its delivery, were disconsolate at the loss. Their anguish was so great, that they declared a National Day of Mourning.
The National Day of Mourning occurs each year on May 5th and is known, of course, as Sinko de Mayo.