Saturday, May 3, 2014
A LIME SHORTAGE FOR CINCO DE MAYO
It's a disease that's causing a shortage of limes this Cinco de Mayo. And that's driving the price up. Some Mexican bars and restaurants can't afford it - so they've switched to lemons as garnishment. Of course, some recipes - like for guacamole - require limes - lemons can't substitute. So they've had to pay much more to cover the costs. Several restaurant managers I spoke with insist they are not passing that cost onto the customer - but absorbing it - and making sure there's enough stock on hand to get through Monday's celebration.