Cinco de mayo


Local restaurants you can support for Cinco de Mayo

Published May 5, 2020

Here in Milwaukee there are countless Mexican-owned restaurants where you can both eat and imbibe on Cinco de Mayo. Heck, if you do it right, you can even indulge in mole poblano, the traditional dish eaten in the town of Puebla on the big holiday.


Does Cinco de Mayo celebrate Mexican culture or margaritas?

Published May 5, 2019

We're pretty good at adopting other cultures' holidays and turning them into annual drinking events. It is often said, for example, that the Irish don't celebrate St. Patrick's Day like Americans do. Consider, too, Cinco de Mayo, which takes place this week.


Watch: We get our buds kicked by some locally made hot sauces

Published May 5, 2017

Some people celebrate Cinco de Mayo with margaritas, tacos and other tasty Mexican traditions. OnMilwaukee's Molly Snyder and Matt Mueller, on the other hand, decided to celebrate by scalding their taste buds by testing some locally made hot sauces.


What is Cinco de Mayo like for local Mexican businesses?

Published May 5, 2017

What's the economic impact of Cinco de Mayo in the Hispanic community? How do local establishments view a day that isn't really celebrated in Mexico but is an unofficial American holiday? What is May 5 like for Mexican-owned businesses?


What does a $100 margarita taste like?

Published May 5, 2016

I've certainly had my share of Cinco de Mayo margaritas, but today I had my very first $100 margarita at Plum Lounge, 780 N. Jefferson St.


Everyone loves Cinco de Mayo

Published May 3, 2012

As Andy Tarnoff notes in a story this Mexican Dining Week, you don't have to be Mexican to run a great Mexican restaurant. And you sure as heck don't have to be Mexican to enjoy Cinco de Mayo. Firefly Urban Bar & Grill is among the many eateries getting into the spirit this week.


Time-wasting Video of the Day: May 5, 2008

Published May 5, 2008

It's 4:15, it's Monday and you need a little pick-me-up. In honor of Cinco de Mayo, we offer a double shot of Mexican-tinged music on our "Time-wasting Video of the Day." The first selection features Los Lobos playing "Chuco's Cumbia" at the 2006 Austin City Limits Festival.


Sunday Sound-off: Mojitos or margaritas?

Published May 6, 2007

In honor of the Cinco de Mayo holiday -- and's Best Margarita Contest -- we pose the question this week: Mojitos or margaritas?