Jerry Hingle is practicing his Spanish for this year's Cinco de Mayo. In all honesty, this is probably just another excuse for gringos like myself to indulge in Mexican food and drinks (they don't call it Cinco de Drinko for nothing!) but we'll set aside that sad truth and just enjoy it, eh? The real holiday that Mexicans celebrate their Independence on is called "Diez y Seis de Septiembre." But that's just too darn hard for us gringos to pronounce!
So what am I doing this year? I'm gonna chow down on the best Mexican food in Austin!
This has some great Mexican food, and is located on E.Oltorf so you know it's legit. Try their famous hot sauces and wash em' down with a rita while you're at it.
This has the best Mexican martinis in Austin. Hands down. It's supposedly where the Mexican martini originated, but who knows, right? Don't question it. Just drink it.
And if you're looking to check out some fun events, try heading down to the Barrio Boombox at Hotel Las Vegas! It should be loads of fun, and it's located on 6th street so if it gets boring, all you have to do is walk on down till you find something fun.
Wanna chillax and watch a movie for Cinco de Mayo? As ya'll know I love the Drafthouse and all their fun events. This Cinco de Mayo they're showing Three Amigos with an "all-you-can-eat-tacos" special! Ay ay ay ay ay!
To be honest, amigos, I'm not sure what I'll be doing to celebrate our friends south of the border. But I know there will be food, there will be fun, and hopefully the rest takes care of itself.