Your Dallas Cinco de Mayo guide
Event of the Week
You can’t really go wrong with tacos and tequila, so boarding a "Tacos & Tequila" bus tour that’ll take you around to some of Dallas’s best purveyors of both on Saturday afternoon is an easy call. As is saying "yes" when some of the places offer you delicious tamales, even though they aren’t in the name. Stop being so rigid. Also, the bus’ll be stocked with adult beverages, plus soft drinks and water (hydration!), but you can bring your own supplemental provisions as well. Get your tickets!
Saturday, May 3rd: If traditional Mexican food, music, floats, drumline battles, ballet folklorico, a car show, and a DJ on every block aren’t your thing, then feel free to stay at home this Saturday. However, if those ARE your thing, then head out to Oak Cliff to celebrate properly at the Cinco de Mayo parade (10am-4pm). They’ve been throwing this thing for 24 years -- they know what they’re doing.
Monday, May 5th: Gracing DFW with his talents for the first time in 10 years, the king of plus-sized posteriors will be making an appearance in honor of Cinco (why not?!) at Mckinney Avenue Tavern. All the usual suspects will be there: tequila, margaritas, tequila, round things in yo’ face. You know, the essentials. Tickets are just $15.50
Monday, May 5th: Atelier, Magma, Mayta, Radio Nova, Leo Rayado & DJ Barney (not a purple dinosaur) will be rocking the faces off of anyone that dares step foot in House of Blues Monday night for their Rock N Tequila Cinco celebration. There will be plenty of music, probably some serious dancing, and actually not a whole lot of the blues, because, tequila!
Ongoing: Lakewood Brewing has unleashed its seasonally appropriate Mole Temptress (part of its Seduction Series), which packs four different chiles (ancho, chipotle, guajillo, and pasilla) along with vanilla, cinnamon, and Venezuelan chocolate (they collab’d with Dude, Sweet Chocolate). Find it at fine purveyors like Craft and Growler, Dallas Beer Kitchen, and Goodfriend before it’s too late.