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Cinco de Mayo

Alternative Ways to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo


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:

Tacopalooza – This taco fest is where I’ll be stuffing my face at Bryan Street Tavern between the hours of 1 and 7 PM. Ten different taquerias, taco trucks, and dessert trucks will be available to taco-hungry people. There’ll be live bands, drink specials, and even a taco eating contest. My friend, the Taco Trail blazer José Ralat-Maldonado, will be doing some taco judging, too.

Saturday, May 5, 1 to 7 PM
Bryan Street Tavern
4315 Bryan Street, Dallas, TX 75204

May 5 also happens to be the Kentucky Derby, and what better way to celebrate than to head over to Sissy’s Southern Kitchen & Bar for their Jockeys & Juleps party? Guests will be dressing up in sharp, race-day attire and sipping from a selection of refreshing cocktails for $5. Watch the Red Carpet Special and Kentucky Derby on the big screens behind the bar and in the Scotch Room. Plus, you’ll receive a special prize if you’re wearing the best Derby outfit in the house.

Saturday, May 5, 2012
Drink specials run from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Sissy’s Southern Kitchen and Bar
2929 Henderson Avenue
Dallas, TX 75206

The Dallas Wine & Food Festival is actually starting today and running until May 6. On Cinco de Mayo, though, there’ll be Chef Demos at Mockingbird Station from the likes of Kay Agnew (Bridge Bistro), Tre Wilcox (Marquee Grill), and David Trubenbach (Asador). Learn how to entertain with style.

Go here for the Chef Demo schedule.

Saturday, May 5
Mockingbird Station
Northeast corner of Mockingbird Lane & Central (I-75) [Map]
Registration inside the Angelika Film Center – Dallas [Map]
11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Dress: Smart Casual – Free Surface Parking

$25 per person
$15 added cost to guarantee a place in each Seminar and Happy Hour*