Subject:

Cinco de Mayo

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2013

    Late Norma Zenteno "There In Spirit" at Second East End Street Fest

    What a difference a year makes. In May 2012, the first annual East End Street Fest was held on Cinco de Mayo along Harrisburg Boulevard, with the lovely and talented Norma Zenteno serving as the headlining musical act. For the second annual entry, the venue has shifted to the brand-new esplanade tha ... More >>

  • Culture

    September 12, 2013
  • Blogs

    August 26, 2013

    Top 5 Appetizing T-Shirts For Foodies

    The worlds of food and fashion have collided before, not always to appetizing or affordable results. Clothing can be a terrific way to wave your foodie freak flag, and when done right, gastronomic apparel can be great fun, comfortable, and even figure-flattering ('cause of course you want to be abl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2013

    Last Night: Suicidal Tendencies and Sick of it All at House of Blues

    Suicidal Tendencies, Sick of it All House of Blues May 6, 2013 How will I laugh tomorrow when I can't even smile today? That question served as the title to Suicidal Tendencies' third album, released 25 years ago. But for a while there at their gig at House of Blues on Monday night, the question o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2013

    The 5 Best Things to Eat or Drink This Weekend: Derby Day at Anvil, BBQ at D&T, El Gran Cinco, Party at Paulie's and Blake's BBQ on Burgerland

    Derby Day at Anvil Bar & Refuge Saturday, noon 1424 Westheimer Anvil will open its doors a few hours early tomorrow to host a Kentucky Derby viewing party complete with the classic cocktails of "the greatest two minutes in sports." The menu for the Derby day will be overseen by Alba Huerta -- owner ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2013

    Top Five Things to Do in Houston Sports This Weekend: Drinking for Sport Edition

    It's that magical time of the year when the weather starts to warm up (except for this weekend -- what the hell, Houston?) and white people celebrate Mexican heritage by drinking themselves into oblivion. But if loving a margarita is wrong, I don't wanna be right, so bring on Cinco De Mayo! But, t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2013

    Upcoming Events: Cinco de My-Oh-My-Oh

    If you don't already have plans for Sunday, May 5, look no further: Houston has muchas fiestas for Cinco de Mayo -- so many, in fact, that our own Abby Downing-Beaver has a whole guide to spending your Cinco in style. Activities include everything from the annual Cinco de Mayo Parade downtown on Su ... More >>

  • Culture

    May 2, 2013

    Cinco de Mayo

    Celebrating Mexican culture with family-friendly events and lots of parties.

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2013

    All In One Shot? Yes, Please, Hornitos

    Living in Texas has pretty much disabused me of the notion that tequila is just for shots. I've learned that quality tequila can be sipped like a fine wine, and even experimented on my own with different cheese pairings. That doesn't mean I'm categorically opposed to knocking back one and a half ou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2013

    Chipotle Serves Up New Margaritas with Fresh Juices and Premium Tequila

    Chipotle has decided to change up its margarita recipe, which was originally made with a sweet-and-sour syrup. According to the chief marketing officer, Mark Crumpacker, not many people knew that Chipotle served margaritas. Starting today, and just in time for Cinco de Mayo, Chipotle offers new han ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2013

    Upcoming Events: Cinco de Malo and a Wine Dinner at a Gastropub

    L'Olivier, the subject of a very recent (and mostly glowing) cafe review, is celebrating its one-year anniversary this coming Tuesday, April 23. In honor of that milestone, the restaurant is hosting its inaugural Soiree de Printemps -- a springtime soiree -- with an all-day happy hour menu, live mus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2013

    Diana Quinn: You're Once, Twice, Three Times Convicted (of DWI)

    This past weekend was St. Patrick's Day, one of the drink-iest "holidays" of the year. And while we did not drink green beer, we did celebrate with green-ish margaritas because there is no better place to be on St. Patrick's Day than a Tex-Mex joint, just as there is no better place to be on Cinco d ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
  • Blogs

    May 11, 2012

    This Week in Deliciousness: Happy Once de Mayo

    Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating... Our Words, where the Once de Mayo celebrations continue apace. It's a lot like Cinco de Mayo only with no historical context, no Mexican theme, no real reason for existing, and a much earlier commencement of drinky-time. Spiral? What spiral? Don't ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2012

    5 Things You Missed at the East End Street Festival

    This past Saturday, East End residents celebrated Cinco de Mayo with a block party on Harrisburg -- steps away from where the new East End light rail line will soon be operating. The street festival, sponsored by the Greater East End District, featured performers such as Los Pistoleros de Tejas and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2012

    Cinco de Mayo As Celebrated in Five of America's Whitest Cities

    Cinco de Mayo is tomorrow, meaning restaurants and bars are all going Mexican-themed with their specials and events. The day has grown to be a big deal in the U.S., if not Mexico, where it's not Mexican Independence Day or anything. Everyone's hopping on the Cinco de Mayo bandwagon, including some ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2012

    7 Cool & Cheap Weekenders: Tails & Tunes, Los Skarnales, Etc.

    Mango's gets a jump on Cinco de Mayo with its "Cuatro de Mayo" party presented by Rockin' Steady. Cover is only $2, or free with a Social Distortion ticket stub. This could be fun: This month across the street, Numbers is letting one lucky winner create his or her own 15-minute Classic Numbers DJ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2012

    Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Houston's Top 10 Margaritas

    You don't have to wait for Cinco de Mayo to enjoy one of the city's favorite cocktails, but it doesn't hurt to have a few in celebration, either. Just remember to toast the Battle of Puebla (after all, that's what Cinco de Mayo commemorates -- not Mexican Independence Day.) 10. Sorrel Urban Bistro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2012

    Upcoming Events: Take Your Pick of Avocado, Snails and Beer

    Fed up with Cinco de Mayo? Just want to do something different from the rest of the crowd this weekend? Then head out to the 6th annual Polish Festival this weekend. The two-day festival will take place at Our Lady of Czestochowa Church (1731 Blalock Drive) from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. tomorrow and 11 a ... More >>

  • Culture

    May 3, 2012

    Where to Party This Cinco de Mayo

    Salt, tequila and lime

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2012

    How to Make the Perfect Margarita for Cinco de Mayo, Diagram-Style

    Illustration credit: tabletinfographics.com You don't need Triple Sec or fancy ingredients to make a good, basic margarita. That's exactly what a good margarita is, after all: basic. If you decided not to brave the Cinco de Mayo crowds this year, just follow the simple diagram above to make the per ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 3, 2012
  • Calendar

    May 3, 2012
  • Calendar

    May 3, 2012
  • Blogs

    May 2, 2012

    Cinco de Mayo Pregame: Homemade Churros with Mexican Chocolate Dipping Sauce

    How do you plan on spending your Cinco de Mayo? I will be celebrating Mexican culture with mucho margaritas by the pool. But first, I'll need something good and greasy to coat my stomach with. I'm thinking churros, the fried street food popular in Latin America and many other parts of the world (eve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2012

    Julio of Xuco Xicana Slings Drinks from an Airstream

    This week, we paid our first visit to El XX, or Xuco Xicana. It was happy hour, so we did what we always do: sidle up to the bar, order a couple of cocktails and pick the brain of the person standing opposite us. On this occasion, we ordered one of the famous margaritas ($5) and a "TnT", El XX's "ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2012

    Upcoming Events: Mucho de Mayo

    As May approaches, more Cinco de Mayo events are announced every day. Here are a few of our favorites. La Mexicana in Montrose is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. And while the restaurant doesn't normally host a big Cinco de Mayo bash, it's blowing off the roof on Saturday, May 5, with t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2012

    H-Town StrEATs Offering a Menu for the Truly Brave

    Remember last week, when we told you that "ugly" food truck H-Town StrEATs would soon be getting a new wrap and a whole new look courtesy of Dos Equis? Here's why. The Mexican beer giant is bringing what it calls The Feast of the Brave, a "daring culinary Cinco de Mayo celebration," to six cities a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2012

    Upcoming Events: Give the Planet a Hug

    This coming Sunday, April 22, is Earth Day. That means plenty of tree-hugging food events that make you want to throw off the surly bonds of cynicism for at least one day and acknowledge that maybe you really do like Earth. And Revival Market is a good place to start. On April 22, Revival Market wi ... More >>

  • News

    May 12, 2011

    Houston's Bachelors a Prize?

    Rankings tell different tales

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2011

    Last Night: Jimmy Buffett At Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

    Photos by Jay Lee​Jimmy Buffett & the Coral Reefer Band Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion May 5, 2011 See more changes in latitudes, changes in attitudes in our slideshow. Blowing through the jasmine of our mind, Aftermath once got it in our head somehow that Jimmy Buffett wrote "Margaritavill ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2011

    This Week in Deliciousness

    "Raw" veal isn't actually raw; it cooks in its own tears!​Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where this week we've had a difficult time convincing people that a) Goat Cheese & Dill Kettle Chips existed, and b) they were really, really good. Discontinued, alas. I guess ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 5, 2011
  • Blogs

    May 5, 2011

    The 5 Stages Of Cinco de Mayo Drunkenness: A Chart

    It's a Ruby Tequila's kinda night!!​Today is Cinco de Mayo, which means a lot of people who normally don't drink margaritas or tequila will be partaking of those things.. And there's usually hell to pay. Especially if you're a white dude or dudess with a group of friends around a bar table. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2011

    Discount Dining - Yelapa Playa

    Pineapple Sevice​Happy Cinco de Mayo! As the day has approached, I have been craving Mexican food. And last week I indulged those cravings with Mexican food three days in a row, including at Yelapa Playa Mexican Restaurant. Houston Entree was offering a limited number of $20 vouchers for $10 to Ye ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2011

    What Happened: 20 Lyrical Shots Of Tequila

    "Tequila. Straight. There's a real polite drink. You keep drinking until you finally take one more and it just won't go down" - actor Lee Marvin (R.I.P.) ​How out of it is Rocks Off after Wednesday night's sublime Arcade Fire show? Even though we've known about it for weeks, it took us until ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2011

    Seis Ways to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo

    hispanicallyspeakingnews.comWow. I think I just felt my liver twitch. ​While many view Cinco de Mayo as a Mexican holiday, the United States was very much involved in the events that took place on May 5, 1862 in Puebla, Mexico. American Union soldiers fought side by side with the Mexican army ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2011

    Tequila Talk with Stewart Skloss of Pura Vida Tequila - Part I

    Founder Stewart Skloss with a bottle of the Pura Vida Anejo​I didn't expect to actually meet with Stewart Skloss when I contacted the offices of Pura Vida Tequila. I especially did not expect to meet with him the week of Cinco de Mayo and the launch of their radio station, the first ever "fu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2011

    Avoid the Clear Beer Bottles This Cinco de Mayo

    You can't go wrong with a beautiful brown bottle.​"I don't drink much Mexican beer," laughed Justin Vann over the phone on Tuesday afternoon. I'd called on the beer and wine manager at Central Market in hopes of getting some recommendations for off-the-beaten path Mexican beers for Cinco de M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2011

    Garden Fresh: Strawberry Fields for a While

    ​Gardening is war in Houston, for the most part voluntary, so when I get my ass kicked by bugs, squirrels, worms, brutally hot sun, tree rats, subtropical diseases and, this year, drought, I can't really complain. I assumed strawberries would be the most attractive crop to the enemy, and thus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2010

    Feliz Diez y Seis! Let's Eat

    A statue of Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla in Guanajuato.​Diez y Seis de Septiembre -- today, September 16 -- is one of Mexico's most important national holidays, or fiesta patrias. The grito de Dolores was issued this day in 1810 near Guanajuato by Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla. The grit ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 29, 2010

    Traders Village 5th Annual Cinco de Mayo

    Celebrate this Mexican holiday with a little music, a little dancing and a little (or a lot) of drinking

  • Calendar

    September 10, 2009
  • Calendar

    April 30, 2009

    Vida del Baile

    Dance Houston tackles a huge Cinco de Mayo dance concert

  • Calendar

    April 30, 2009

    2009 Cinco de Mayo Celebration

    It was when the Mexicans defeated the French, damn it. Try to keep up.

  • Calendar

    May 1, 2008

    Cinco de Mayo Festival

    Houston artists Las Fenix and Fito Olivarez are headliners for the Mexican celebration at Miller Outdoor Theatre

  • Dining

    May 3, 2007

    Armandos

    Celebrate this Mexican holiday weekend in style at the newly reminted Armandos — but take a cab home

  • Music

    May 11, 2006

    Patriot Game

    What's a real American to do on Cinco de Mayo?

  • Calendar

    May 4, 2006

    Five for Cinco

    We got your fiesta spots

  • Calendar

    May 4, 2006
  • More >>
Loading...