Which Month Sees the Most Guac Consumption in Lower Manhattan? The Answer Will NOT Shock You
Data crunchers at the Downtown Alliance have had their hands and mouths full, tracking the most important questions of our age. Today, we consider a tasty issue that’s been prickling our appetites: When do diners in Lower Manhattan consume the most guacamole?
To solve the mysterious query over the savory appetizer, we turned to our most reliable subject: Mad Dog & Beans Mexican Cantina (83 Pearl Street), the margarita-forward establishment that previously helped us settle the hot-button issue of corn versus flour tortillas. Statistics provided by the restaurant — a reliable bellwether for the district — track the amount of guacamole orders tendered over a 12-month period. The most popular month for ordering guacamole with the restaurant’s homemade chips? Well, it might not surprise you.
The power of Cinco de Mayo is strong because the week right after the holiday almost took the top honors, selling 722 orders during that week alone. But the real people’s champion of guacamole consumption belongs to the pre-summer days: the week of June 6 sold 740 orders of guacamole, more than any other week on the Gregorian calendar.
Naturally, there’s no winner without a loser. So let’s take a look at the month for the least amount of chipping and dipping: the week of December 20, leading up to Christmas, saw the fewest guacamole purchases throughout the entire annual timeframe. So keep those dates in mind when you want to chomp and chew without the fair weather guacamole fans around — green guacamole and red salsa seems like a perfect holiday combo.guacamole, lm by the numbers, mad dog and beans