Monday, May 4, 2009

Tulsa Cinco de Mayo Round-Up

Looking for the list of things to do on Cinco de Mayo in 2010? Check out this updated itinerary.

It's almost Cinco de Mayo 2009 - do you know where your margarita is? Find it and much more at these super-spicy events: 

Taking the 4X4 to a Whole New Level
Love tiny things? Head to 9 E. Brady for the 10th annual 5X5 event. The Tulsa Artists Coalition gallery will feature small works of art - five inches by five inches, to be exact - by well-known and emerging artists. The pieces, created in a variety of media, are ready to go home with art lovers for a mere $55. Admission to the event is $5. Everything gets started at, you guessed it, 5:55 p.m. Try to get there early, though, because the show packs the house to bursting. The event benefits Tulsa Artists Coalition. See it until May 23.  

Press Club Gets Saucy
Not that the folks at the El Club de Prensa don't know a thing or two about sauce on regular days, but on Cinco de Mayo, they fling wide the doors that are normally open to members only for one and all. Come downtown to 415 S. Boston Ave. between 5 and 7 p.m. for some light appetizers and drinks and to rub elbows with the harried members of the local media. Don't worry, we don't bite - not hard, anyway. And especially not after doing all this reporting on swine flu. Even though it's not in Oklahoma. But, you know, whatever. 

   We're Not In Japan Anymore
The party goes to Mexico on the patio at all In the Raw locations at 5 p.m. Fiddle Backs and Mid-Life Crisis will provide Brookside location party-goers with groove-worthy tunes as they chow down on beef and pork tacos, chips, salsa and queso. Don't forget to stop by the margarita tent, and be sure to try a few of the 10 types of beer. 

Head to El Guapo's, Muchachos
Get your $1 tacos and $2 Tecates at El Guapo's Cantina, the only restaurant in the Blue Dome District with a rooftop bar. They'll be closing down Elgin between First and Second Street for one the largest Cinco de Mayo parties in Tulsa. Hosty Duo will be rocking the house, which will be getting its cha cha on until at least midnight. 

Elote en la Noche
Can't get enough of Elote Cafe & Catering during the day? Head to 514 S. Boston (dangerously close to Tulsa Press Club - why not crash both parties?) for $2 Tecate and $4 tequila shots. Bonus: Keep the shot glass! Elote is generous that way. Live music by Saoco will keep things lively, as if the Elote's house red and white Sangrias won't be able to manage that quite well on their own. 

The Local Table Needs a Mexican Vacation, Too
Want some great drinks, good food and even better company? Head to The Local Table for a special three-course, Cinco de Mayo dinner, put together especially for the occasion by Chef Angel. Angel will head to the Mexican markets to purchase the ingredients for a memorable celebration. What's he fixing? No one knows exactly, not even Tuck Curren, the Tulsa restaurateur who owns The Local Table and Biga Vino e Cucina. If even Tuck doesn't know what's cooking, you know Angel kicks butt and takes names in the kitchen. All anyone knows is that house-made margaritas will be paired with the first course, followed by Carte Blanca and Bohemia. After the dinner, the kitchen staff from The Local Table, Biga and Bodean Seafood Restaurant will sit down and join the party. In Tuck's words, "This should be real fun." For $30, what's left to want? There's still space; call 794.8013 for reservations.

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