Well, what have we here? Cinco de Mayo on a Friday? Of course we celebrate General Zaragoza and his troops’ victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla! It’s kind of a St Patrick’s Day with tequila, and spicier food, and that sounds like a fine idea. ¡Viva México!
Octavio Paz has long been one of our favorite poets:
I am a man: little do I last
and the night is enormous.
But I look up:
the stars write.
Unknowing I understand:
I too am written,
and at this very moment
someone spells me out.
And then the Kentucky Derby comes hot on Cinco de Mayo’s heels, so get your hats out, and no, sombreros cannot do double duty, lovely as they are.
Finally, we are hosting a party on Sunday, so we will not have breakfast sandwiches Sunday. We will have Bloody Mary’s and Mimosas, but the kitchen will otherwise occupied on Sunday morning/afternoon.
Chichilo (Spicy Pork w/ squash, green beans, and masa dumplings) — $10
Plantain Croquettes — $5
Kim Chi Quesadilla — $5
Because they were so good last week: Oaxaca Old Fashioned $6
Classic Margarita $6
Mint Julep $6
French 95 (bourbon, lemon juice, prosecco) $7