Monday, May 5, 2014

Lots of Cinco de Mayo events in the neighborhood: deals, a health fest, more

Today is Cinco de Mayo, a celebrating Mexico's victory over the French in the Battle of Puebla. Despite not actually being Mexican Independence Day (that's Sept. 16) it's a big deal in the US, and lots of local spots are having events and deals for it. Plus, Mexican culture is pretty cool, as Anthony Bourdain points out: good food, good drinks, good music, good people.

Lou's City Bar has beers of Mexico buckets for $18 and $7 house margaritas, plus special pork quesadillas all day and 1/2 off burgers until 7pm.

El Chucho has breakfast burritos (it's brunch, see) plus lots of drink specials, including $4.50 draft margaritas (which are awesome,) frozen margs for $5.50, and Tecate tall boys for $3.

DC Reynolds is having Mexican burger night with street corn, which looks pretty amazing.

There's a festival at the Columbia Heights Civic Plaza (14th/Kenyon/Park) with health booths like blood pressure and glucose screenings, plus face painting, Zumba exercise demos, and music, run by Medstar Health.

Eatonville promises a more laid-back atmosphere with $8 margaritas and $4 Estrella Damm beers (which are tasty and Spanish.)

I'm also told that El Tio, which replaced Alero, will have a mariachi band.

If you know of others, leave them in the comments!

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