With Cinco de Mayo rearing its drunken head in a matter of days and Mother’s Day Brunch specials filling up every calendar, it seems like a foodie just can’t catch a break in this town. Don’t fight it, go with it and read our redux of this week’s happenings in our favorite food blogs:
What’s another Americanized holiday dedicated entirely to debauchery (we’re looking at you St. Patty’s Day) without a fairly inclusive list of all the places to go to get good use of all those carefully painted fake mustaches? It’s useless essentially, so we’re looking to Chow Bella for their Cinco de Mayo Dining Roundup. And if stuffing your face with tacos while sucking back tequila doesn’t make you say aye, aye, aye, then you should probably just stay home this Saturday as you are clearly a big, wet Mexican blanket. You’re pretty much guaranteed a good time at any Mexican joint in the Valley, but be sure to keep your eye out for some of the joint parties hosted around town. Mill Ave’s Cinco de Mayo Block Party combines the back patios of Canteen Modern Tequila and Fat Tuesday while the Westside Sports Complex is hosting an all day Blues, Bruise and BBQs Festival. See you there in your sombrero.
Speaking of barbecue (sort of), today (May 2nd) is Joe’s Real BBQs 13th annual FREE BBQ day. Mouth by Southwest reports that between the hours of 11-3 and 4-8, the famous Gilbert eatery will be giving away something to the tune of 5,000 free meals to patient patrons willing to wait in a lengthy line. The meal will include a choice of a pulled pork or chicken sandwich, beans, cole slaw and an ice cold beverage. No need for the hard sell Joe’s, you had us at “free”.
To tap off this brief recap, we’re gonna talk tequila. The Tucson Taco Festival was last weekend, but if you’re hangover kept you in the dirty T for an extended period of time, EaterAZ advises you just stay there a few extra days to celebrate the “Agave Fest” this Cinco de Mayo at Hotel Congress. There will be food, entertainment, a “bad ass bartender competition” and over 40 tequilas, mezcals, sotols, infusions, and cocktail types for just 25 bucks.
Until next week, ¡Arriba! my friends.
image via Mouth by Southwest