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.
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The fiesta has moved into our homes this year, but that doesn't mean it can't be every bit as festive.
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.
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.
Many Milwaukeeans have a penchant for Mexican food and beverages, and yet, the city does not have a signature tequila. Why is this?
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?
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.
In celebration of Cinco de Mayo, Vagabond will host a street party outside its 1122 N. Edison St. location beginning today at 11 a.m.
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.
In case you missed the memo, today is Cinco de Mayo. In case you don't know how to celebrate, here is a primer.
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.
In honor of the Cinco de Mayo holiday -- and OnMilwaukee.com's Best Margarita Contest -- we pose the question this week: Mojitos or margaritas?