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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:

  • 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)

  • 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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