Unless the 1862 victory of Mexican troops over the occupying French army in the Battle of Puebla
something to your dumb American ass, Cinco de Mayo
is nothing more than an opportunity for any establishment with Corona on its list to make a few bucks off you. That said, we're always looking for excuses to drink on weekdays. Check out these excellent excuses:
Pub & Kitchen
(1946 Lombard St.) will exhume recipes from Diana Kennedy's 1972 Cuisines of Mexico
for their second Retro Cookbook Dinner
at 7 p.m. $35 per person gets you tastes like sopa de tortilla, carne clavetada and cocada imperial plus an aperitif margarita. Check out the menu and descriptions after the jump.
(106 S. 13th St.) has a $38 three-course special menu
planned, and encourages you to bring your own tequila to spike their custom, house-made mixers with. Choose from several options, including vegetarian choices, for each course. See the full menu with descriptions after the jump.
(408 S. Second St.) always serves Puebla-inspired plates, but on Wed. they will go cinco all around -- $5 house margaritas
(always made with fresh limes) and $5 bar snacks
like chile en nogada, a stuffed poblano pepper with ground beef and dried fruit and tostada de tinga de salmon, salmon with tomato and chipotle, all available from 5 p.m.-midnight.
(The Hub, 3945 Chestnut St.) is the all-day party -- they open at 11:30 a.m. $3-$8 street-food inspired snacks
like alambres de pollo (adobo-marinated chicken skewers) and tacos de lengua (tongue tacos) will be served in the Cantina with $5 margaritas and Cruzan Rum drinks, $3.50 Coronas and $2 Tecate cans
. The upstairs dining room is where you can take in a $40 tasting menu
with hiramasa ceviche, rabbit mole and fish tacos.
(The Comcast Center, 1701 JFK Blvd.) and Mazzoni Center
will host a cinco-themed OurNightOut
, a traveling monthly social networking party of LGBT professionals, allied communities, friends and colleagues. $5 margs
and complimentary passed nibbles will be served on the outdoor Plaza from 7-9 p.m.
(611 S. Third St.) is doing $3.50 Dos Equis
bottles all day and night, as well as their usual Wed. night special of $3 old-school (think macro) domestic bottles and drafts from 6:30 p.m. to close.
McGillin's Olde Ale House
(1310 Drury St.) is blending $5 margaritas
in flavors like strawberry, peach and watermelon in addition to classic lime, and serving something called "Irish chimichangas" to the tune of Mexi music.
Pub & Kitchen's
Diana Kennedy Cuisines of Mexico retro cookbook dinner
$35 per person excluding tax and gratuity.
The menu will include: Sopa de Tortilla
(p. 143), tortilla soup with pasilla chiles, epazote and chicken broth; Carne Clavetada
(p. 183), pot roasted brisket studded with almonds and bacon; and Cocada Imperial
(p. 339), coconut flan prepared imperial style.
LOLITA Â¡ cinco de mayo!
Choose one item from each course, $38 per person
coconut vuelve a la vida
"back to life" seafood cocktail of shrimp, scallop and mahi, jalapeno, cilantro, coconut milk, lime
gorditas con puerco *
cheese filled masa cakes, pulled pork, cabbage pickle, chipotle salsa, guacamole
shaved vegetable salad
watermelon radish, cucumber, jicama, green mango, popped pepitas, aged cotija cheese, thai basil crema, crispy garbanzos
tostaditas de salmon ahumado
tequila-lime cured salmon tostaditas, jicama-orange slaw, malanga chip
* may be made vegetarian
enchiladas verdes *
street style green herb- chile enchiladas, mushroom-chihuahua cheese stuffing, chipotle shrimp
chuleta de puerco adobado *
adobo rubbed pork chop, rhubarb bbq glaze, cotija cornbread, jicama slaw
mahi mahi con ensalada de palmitos
grilled mahi mahi, hearts of palm-chayote salad, citrus-apple salsa
pechuga de pollo adobado
adobo rubbed chicken breast, plantains, refried beans, guajillo chile salsa
* may be made vegetarian by substituting three chile tofu or portobello mushroom
mexican pot de creme
dark chocolate pot de creme, whipped cream, ancho peanut brittle, salted caramel
warm goat cheese caramel, whipped crÃ¨me, ancho chile-chocolate crust
tiramisu a la mexicana
mexican coffee soaked lady fingers, kahlua mascarpone, toasted hazelnuts