Happy Cinco De Mayo! Traditionally, America celebrates today by making tough decisions whether to drink margaritas or palomas (or maybe, who knows, get a bucket of Coronas, back in the day) but since this Cinco De Mayo is a little different, and everything is a little different, here’s a list of ways to celebrate, whether you’re an alcohol consumer or not:
- Put on this Cinco the Mayo playlist made by Jimmy Buffet’s daughter (because, WHY NOT?)
- Read up a little bit on the history of the holiday itself.
- Support: It is #GivingTuesdayNow today, and supporting Ayuda DC at this point in time helps them continue to do their critical work with immigrant community.
- Order local: here is an amazing list of where to get tacos, margaritas, etc delivered to your home, while basking in the soft glow of supporting local businesses. We have our eye on Chaia and Taco Bamba tacos, Espita’s DIY taco kits, Muchas Gracias (a collaboration between former Oyamel chef Christian Irabién and the team behind Buck’s and Comet Ping Pong) combo pack which comes with mezcal negronis (!), Seco Margarita kits, and Neighborhood Provisions deliveries of Nate Anda’s Cinco de Mayo kits. Is it too much to get ALL of it? (via Washingtonian)
- Make a margarita at home – may we point you in the direction of this margarita mix taste test we did a while back? It is very helpful.
- Not in the mood to drink alcohol / DON’T drink alcohol? our friends at Booze Free In DC are hosting a ZERO PROOF virtual happy hour today featuring the likes of Columbia Room, Mocktail Club, Neighborhood Restaurant Group, Element Shrub and more. A portion of the proceeds goes to In This Together DC, in partnership with Hook Hall Helps, to feed those facing food insecurity due to COVID-19. So it is a perfect chance to combo pack Cinco de Mayo and #GivingTuesdayNow. Use code BYT10 for 10% off your ticket.
- Watch a great movie, #madeinMexico – from Pan’s Labyrinth to Desperado to Y Tu Mama Tambien to Roma, you’ll be spoiled for choice.
- Buy a great book from a great Mexican author via a local bookstore (Politics and Prose, Kramerbooks, Loyalty books are ALL shipping and delivering): some great recommendations here (Sudden Death by Alvaro Enrique is AMAZING!) and here (Caramelo! for fans of House on Mango Street)
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