Que Esta en Cinco de Mayo

Here it is, Cinco de Mayo weekend. Let the celebrations begin. Why do we go crazy on this Mexican holiday every year? I can’t answer that. I’m not Hispanic but I sure like to participate. Southwest Detroit turns into a bubbleing mass of party goers’ with the main event in Mexicantown tomorrow, all day and all night! The events include the annual parade on Sunday beginning at Patton park and marching 2 1/2 miles up Vernor Highway to Clark Park. In a show of pride for Mexican, Chicano and Latino pride there will be floats, dancing, tricked out bikes, Low Riders of every kind and community groups and politicians.

So, now down to business. Que esta pasando en el D’? (What’s happening in the D’?) Plan on enjoying alot of delicious authentic Mexican food at places like Mexican Village, El Rancho, Evies Tomales, Xochimilco’s and my favorite, Los Galanes. What to drink? Only one answer: tequila. Don’t confuse it with mescal. That is the one with the worm in it. It is commonly called “the poor man’s tequila.” Any brand will do but if you want the good stuff, ask for 100% agave. It’s more expensive but it is very smooth. Try Patron or Cabo Wabo.

How about washing down those tamales with some ice cold Mexican beer? Yea baby! Of all their beers Corona sells the most. World wide sales are about 90 million cases. Second is Tecate. Both are very good but my Mexican beers of choice are Dos Equis or Superior. Drank enough of them for the endorsement.

These are some of my suggestions for this weekend but if you want to go off the beaten path, feel free. Just about every bar and restaurant from Flat Rock to Holly will be having a Cinco de Mayo party going on. If you don’t embibe too much and you feel pretty good on Six-0 de Mayo, get into the 8K Run for Fun It starts at 10:30 a.m. and like it says, it’s just for fun. As for me and my friends, we always go upstairs at Los Galanes. They have a nice club up there with a band and while you are celebrating, you can view the mob in the streets down below. Cover is $10 but well worth it. (Shhhh, let’s keep it a secret, k?)

3 Comments so far

  1. max (unregistered) on May 4th, 2007 @ 2:52 pm

    mmmm…Dos Equis Special lager…nectur sent from the Gods. we’ll have to get together to spill a couple of those sometime soon.


  2. RoseAnn Murillo (unregistered) on May 5th, 2007 @ 10:59 am

    Great blog! I am planning for the parade & festival tomorrow with the ninos!
    Galanes sounds fun always wanted to check it out!


  3. elaine guzman (unregistered) on May 6th, 2007 @ 7:43 am

    i’m trying to find out where the outdoor festivities are for cinco de mayo.seen it on tv but have no idea where its at please respond



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