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Cinco de Mayo Festivities

May 5, 2022 — This Cinco de Mayo (Thursday, May 5), experience and celebrate Mexican-American culture through festive and elevated cuisine, beverages, and entertainment from an array of Philadelphia’s noted restaurants and bars including Art in the Age, Juana Tamale on East Passyunk Avenue, Patchwork, and Red Owl Tavern.

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Art in the Age, Old City’s one-of-a-kind tasting room, home bar supply, and bottle shop, is collaborating with Milagro Tequila to host AITA X Milagro: Cinco de Mayo Cocktail Workshop on Thursday, May 5 at 7pm. Attendees will have the opportunity to shake, stir, and sip their way through two unique cocktails utilizing Milagro Tequila in celebration of the holiday.

 

Tickets are $50/person and include one seat at the bar, hands-on instruction and demonstration on how to create two cocktails featuring Milagro Tequila, all necessary ingredients for crafting the tipple, and complimentary merch courtesy of Milagro.

Tickets are available in limited quantities for online purchase here.

116 North 3rd Street | 215.922.2600 | www.artintheage.com

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East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District, home to more than 160 independently-owned businesses in South Philadelphia, boats a bevy of Mexican eateries including the über-successful Juana Tamale. The restaurant is hosting Cinco de Birthday on Thursday, May 5 from 11am – 7pm featuring a full day of specials in celebration of both the holiday and the recent and upcoming birthdays amongst the Juana Tamale team, including Owner/Chef Jennifer Zavala. Brews will be offered via local brewery Stickman Brews, and festivities will culminate at sunset with a performance by local Latin band QLEBRAS.

Fan-favorite fare includes Chili Verde Tacos, Beef Birria Tacos, and, of course, Tamales, alongside spirited items such as Queso Birria Ramen and Chicharrones Preparados Caesar. Vegan options are also available.

For more information and updates, follow the @jauanatamale Instagram account.

1941 East Passyunk Avenue | juanatamale247@gmail.com | https://juana-tamale.square.site/

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Patchwork, a lively restaurant and bar focused on New American cuisine located on the second floor of Hyatt Centric Center City Philadelphia, has one scintillating partnership in-store with the innovative, Brooklyn-based Mexican restaurant Alta Calidad for a limited Cinco de Mayo pop-up on Thursday, May 5 starting at 5pm. Executive Chef Jonathan Dearden is teaming up with Alta Calidad’s Chef Akhtar Nawab for a night of festive dishes inspired by the Mexican-American holiday.

Featured fare will include Guacamole or Queso FundidoOctopus with pork belly and confit potato pintxos, a Taco Flightwith charred fish, chipotle mayonnaise, and mango and jicama salsa, Brisket Adobo with cucumber escabeche and salsa cruda, and Pea Shoots with black bean purée, crispy chickpeas, and habanero salsa. Imbiber’s can look forward to a refreshing, seasonal margarita to pair with the meal.

Reservations are encouraged and available via OpenTable by clicking here.

Hours of operation: Monday through Friday, 6:30 – 10:30am for breakfast service, Sunday through Thursday, 5 – 9pm and Friday and Saturday, 5 – 10pm for dinner service, and Saturday and Sunday, 8am – 2pm for brunch service

1620 Chancellor Street | https://patchworkphilly.com |

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Red Owl Tavern, the modern American tavern on Independence Mall, boasts a selection of carefully curated margaritas courtesy of Lead Bartender Christopher Devern. Imbiber’s can celebrate Cinco de Mayo on Thursday, May 5 by sipping on one (or all four) delicious varieties of the familiar cocktail with Mango Mezcal, Passionfruit, Dragonfruit, and, of course, Classic.

These elevated takes on the classic cocktail can be enjoyed alongside Red Owl Tavern’s modern, refined food offerings including Crispy Brussel Sprouts with yuzu yogurt, apricot, and curried pumpkin seeds, Steak Frites with truffle fries, tomato arugula salad, and herbed compound butter, and Lemon Mousse with candied thyme.

Hours of operation: Monday through Wednesday, 8am – 9pm, Thursday and Friday, 8am – 10pm, Saturday, 9am – 10pm, Sunday, 9am – 3pm

433 Chestnut Street | 215.923.2267 | https://redowltavern.com

 

-Tristan Kim