Cinco de Drinko

May 5th.  One of those holidays that people love celebrating but don’t actually know what the celebration is about.  It is not the anniversary of the creation of the margarita despite what people tell you.  It actually commemorates the victory of the Mexican Militia over the French army at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. And after this victory, the margarita was created.  And yes, this was all from memory.  Here are a bunch of hot spots and specials in honor of this joyous day:

La Barca (2036 Lombard): live music, great margaritas and the most addicting chips and salsa you will ever taste.  Highly recommend the chimichangas!

Taverna Aventine (582 Washington Street): they are having their annual block party in the Aventine Alley.  Chico Mann is performing,  DJ Dukes on the decks, Bravo’s Top Chef Ryan Scott with his new Taco Truck.  Specials on Mexican beer, tequila and Margarita drinks in the Alley. Entrance is free

Unwind on Union (1875 Union St): not your typical spot for Cinco but they will be serving up Mexican fare like chicken or pork enchiladas with red or green sauce, pozole, chicken flautas and quesadillas.  And all for $5!   Drink specials include margaritas, buckets of Pacifico, pitchers of Modelo or shots of Cabo Wabo and Espolon tequilla.

The Cantina (651 E. Blithedale, Mill Valley): they are charging a cover to get in.  Drink specials all day.  Great patio/outdoor area which will be money for the warm weather expected on Thursday.

Maya Palenque (349 Enfrente Road, Novato):  they also charge a cover to get in and if you don’t want to wait in line, plan on getting there before 6pm.  A lot of riff raff is here and it is a guaranteed trainwreck of a night.

Enjoy the beautiful weather, make sure to stay hydrated and please don’t drink and drive.  Fiesta!!!

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