Incoming request from a gal who partied like it was Cinco de Mayo. Oh, it was. When she woke up this mornin’, she coulda sworn it was judgment day. Give her hope.
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I haven’t done this since I graduated college (83). I went out with friends for brunch and we had a few drinks and then we had a few more and we just kept going. I took aspirin and drank Gatorade but lost it about 3AM. I am in my office and have a long day ahead of me. Does Red Bull work for hangovers? Thoughts? BTW, we stayed at the same bar all day. Shouldn’t they have cut us off? What is the law on that?
Guys and gals, I’m really sorry that Cinco de Mayo falls on a Sunday this year. This means you’re going to be hard-partying on Cuatro de Mayo and pooped on the Cinco, right? Yeah. I know how y’all work. Here are a few places to enjoy yourselves this weekend in celebration of the Mexican army kicking the French army in 1862.
All locations starting April 29
Just in time for Cinco de Mayo, Chipotle’s new drink menu features premium Patron margaritas. “The new margarita is hand-made for each customer using Patrón Silver tequila, triple sec, a blend of fresh lime and lemon juices, and organic agave nectar.”
2. Holy Grail Pub
Saturday, May 4, 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Enjoy tacos like cabrito (goat), mango habanero, citrus glazed shrimp, honey bourbon chicken, carne asada and pickled cactus during the Holy Grail Pub’s Cinco de Taco.
3. Urban Taco
Saturday, May 4, 3411 McKinney Ave
“Celebrate all day with the “5 for $5” featuring the Urban Rocks Margarita, Lime Frozen Margarita, Tequila Slammers, Limonada Corrupta and Hibiscus Margarita for $5 or drop by the beer stand for a cold brew. In true Mexico City style, guests can enjoy $2 arrachera steak, chicken al carbon or al pastor street tacos. Treats from a Mexican paleta cart will keep guests cool, while a mariachi band and live DJ keep the atmosphere lively. Partygoers have the chance to win giveaways including Urban Taco swag, a Summer VIP Taco Card and a private patio party.”
Nightlife Editor Raya Ramsey just listed a bunch of places to get your drink on for Cinco de Mayo, but I can barely hold down my liquor, so I’m celebrating Cinco de Mayo the only way I know how: with food and more food.
Here are my destination picks for May 5:
It’s that time of year again. Time to load up your amigos and head to the local Mexican watering holes for mariachi music, discount drinks, and too much tequila. Check out our list of 10 best bets for getting in the spirit of the annual fiesta.
11 am to 11 pm
Drink This: All day happy hour with $3.95 house margaritas, $7.25 house Texas martinis, and $2.75 domestics along with Corona specials and onsite alcohol promotions
Festivities: Tune in to the sounds of a mariachi band at 7 pm.
HACIENDA ON HENDERSON
11 am to 11 pm
Drink This: $5 margaritas
Festivities: It’s a whole block party full of live music, mariachis, and DJs. If you get bored, head to the dunk tank, onsite photo booth, or giant Jenga. Bring a receipt and prove you caught a cab there, and the $5 cover is waived.
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Yep, it’s that time of year again: time to celebrate the Mexican army’s glorious victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla, on May 5, 1862.
Now, how about a margarita? Here are your best bets for making the day a grand fiesta.
Booze: $2 Dos XX, Coronas, margaritas, tequila shots
Food: $2 street tacos, Mexican pizzas, and nachos
Tunes: Live DJ music
When: 7 pm to 2 am
Booze: $5 El Jimado tequila shots, $3.50 regular margaritas, $4.50 large margaritas, $2 drafts, $2.50 domestic bottles, $3.50 imports
Food: $5 choriqueso, cheese enchilada dinner, or half orders of nachos
Tunes: Mariachi music starts at 7:30 pm
Extras: all day happy hour
When: 11 am to 10 pm
La Calle Doce
Booze: $3 margaritas and draft beers, $5 El Jimador tequila shots
Food: $5 food specials like shrimp cocktail, cheese enchilada platters, and half orders of nachos
When: 11 am to 10 pm
Booze: $5 house margaritas, Sangria, Bloody Maria, Limonada Corrupta, Tequila Slammer, and Silver Azul Blanco tequila shots and half-priced drafts
Extras: all day happy hour
When: 10 am to 11 pm Continue reading "Where to Eat, Drink, and Make Merry
for Cinco de Mayo in Dallas"
OMG, two of my favorite words in one headline. Free. Margaritas. Expect a tequila-frenzied mosh pit at Margarita Ranch at Mockingbird Station on Thursday from 6 to 7:00PM. The folks from Cointreau and Herradura finish pouring their FREE MARGARITAS, the restaurant will extend its happy hour specials.
Anybody else offering free margaritas in Dallas on Cinco de Mayo?
Update: Sevy’s Grill is offering complimentary Quervo Silver Margaritas or Palomas from 5 – 7 pm!
Katherine Clapner, the dudette behind Dude, Sweet Chocolate, is throwing a party to celebrate the first anniversary of her shop in Bishop Arts. She’s going all out—apparently she’s dressing up as Selena and her staffers will tote marshmallow guns and attend as The Three Amigos. The fun will take place in conjunction with Cinco de Mayo Wine Walk, on May 5 from 7-9pm. In true Dude form, EZ Eddie at the turntables,100 Anjos Reposado will flow, and pinatas in the likes of people you’ve always wanted to whack upside the head.
Around here, we love us a little Cinco de Mayo. The mariachis, the tequilla, the queso—it’s enough to make a grown woman forget that the holiday has actual historical underpinnings. So, let’s pause for a brief history lesson.
The Battle of Cinco de Mayo is actually your typical David & Goliath story: diminutive Mexican army slays formidable French one in the Battle of Puebla—1862-style. Sure the Mexican government owed Napoleon some money, but why not settle it like gentlemen and charge some interest? No need to kick in the door and try to take over the joint.
Now, if we know anything about Napoleon, it’s that he was a small man who liked big conquests (underendowed men buying big cars isn’t called a Napoleon Complex for nothing). Napoleon had his general on the ground try to set up a puppet government (which makes it sound almost jolly, no?). Needless to say, the Mexicans didn’t really cotton to the idea. What started on the coast traveled inland to the hillside fort at Puebla. Flash forward to bayonettes, itchy hairshirts, and a poorly planned attack, started too late in the day (who, except Clint Eastwood, starts a battle at high noon?), and hindered by afternoon rains and slippery hillsides. The plucky Mexican’s held their ground; the French retreated.
Caveat: I’m sure I’ve mangled some part of my history on this, and I’ve certainly insulted both nationalities by some unintended slight, but you get the point. So, now that you’re clued in on what you’re drinking to next week, let’s look at the bars that are ready to help you do exactly that. jump for the Cinco de Mayo specials… Continue reading "Have a Cinco de Mayo Even the French Would Consider Tipping Their Hats To"