Cinco de Mayo is this Friday, May 5th, and although it seems like it’s all about the tacos, the music, the margaritas — it’s much more. Cinco de Mayo is really a day that celebrates the defeat of the French army during the Battle of Puebla in Mexico on May 5, 1862. Use Cinco de Mayo 2017 as a chance to educate yourself, support authentic local Mexican businesses, and celebrate responsibly.
Now that you’ve had your history lesson, let’s talk food! This weekend there will be free burritos, a tequila tasting, the return of everyone’s favorite wine-down event, the reopening of a farmers market, and so many opportunities to try new food.
Events are listed in chronological order
1. Complimentary Burritos
Friday, May 5, 11 am – 10 pm, Andale Latino Grill, 144 East St. Rd., Feasterville-Trevose, PA
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Andale Latino Grill, as they are offering complimentary “Pollo Loco” burritos to all their customers for lunch and dinner. Stop by from 11 am to 10 pm, for a tasty burrito stuffed with tender chipotle marinated chicken, Spanish rice, black beans, caramelized onions, corn salsa, pico de gallo, and Aji sauce.
But wait, there’s more! You know what’s even better than burritos? Tequila. Royal T’s at the Mansion Inn is celebrating Cinco de Mayo with a tequila and food pairing event this Friday, May 5th. Tickets include a five-course, Mexican tasting menu along with the finest Tequilas and Mezcal pairings from the bar. Buy your tickets here, and you better hurry, the Mansion Inn’s events are always a hit!
2. Cinco de Mayo Fiesta
Friday, May 5, 4:30 -8:30 pm, El Barrio, Village Shires Shopping Center, 1470 Buck Rd., Holland, PA
Come to El Barrio for an outdoor Cinco de Mayo party, this Friday starting at 4:30 pm. The parking lot will expand and host live music, comedy, great El Barrio food, a selection of $4 Mexican beers, and $5 house margaritas and mojitos. There will be games, vendors, a taco eating contest, and more!
Then on Saturday, the party continues inside for brunch at 10 am, and then more food and drinks through 2 am on Sunday.
3. Beer Tastings: South of the Border
Friday, May 5, 5 – 11 pm, Washington House Restaurant, 136 N. Main St., Sellersville, PA
4. Foodie First Friday
Friday, May 5, Downtown Doylestown, PA
It’s Cinco de Mayo, so why not try out a different restaurant or eatery in Doylestown for Foodie First Friday? Foodie First Friday is a monthly event that celebrates culture, community and cuisine. Many of the restaurants have specials for the celebration, so try a restaurant you’ve never been to, or stop by your usual place and enjoy your favorites. Plus, these restaurants probably have Cinco de Mayo specials. For a full list of participating restaurants, click here. Be sure to call the restaurants if you are curious about their special menus and happy hours.
5. unWINEd Wine Concert Series Returns
Friday, May 5, 6 – 9 pm, The Market by Shady Brook Farm at DelVal, 2100 Lower State Rd., Doylestown, PA
The spring and summer party is back at The Market! What we mean to say is, the Friday night unWINEd series will return on May 5, just in time for Cinco de Mayo. Come relax with Rose Bank Winery wines, listen to music from local entertainment, keep the kiddos busy with food and games, and pick up some DelVal Creamery ice cream! Free admission, weather permitting.
6. Wrightstown Farmers Market
Saturday, May 6, 9 am – 1 pm, 2203 Second Street Pike, Wrightstown, PA
Welcome back to the regular Wrightstown Farmers Market! The market has a great season planned, with vendors bringing delicious products, crafts and gift items to the table. New vendors include BowlFace soups, Masey and Leigh flavored maple syrup, One Sweet Baker, Shibumi Farm mushrooms, and Warm Sugar Bakery (note: not all of those vendors will be in attendance this weekend).
If you come early to the market, you can get a free Nasturtium plant. The big produce item of the weekend is asparagus. Milk House Farm Market and Rolling Hills Farm will have asparagus, but they will sell our fast!
7. Kentucky Derby Party
Saturday, May 6, 4 – 8 pm, Rising Sun Inn, Telford, PA
Cinco de Mayo is getting all of the attention, but there are other things to celebrate this weekend. For instance, you can enjoy a Kentucky Derby party at the Rising Sun Inn, in Telford. Watch “The Run for the Roses,” sip a mint julep or a bourbon smash. Ladies, don’t forget to wear a big fancy hat! There will be Kentucky Derby inspired food and drink specials, and the event starts at 4 pm.
8. Mini Cupcake Tastings
Saturday, May 6 and Sunday, May 7, Maugeri Cupcake Co., 6906 Bristol-Emilie Rd., Levittown, PA
Do you have a sweet tooth? Co-owners and mother & daughter chefs Elizabeth Jean “Beth” Maugeri and Gina Marie Maugeri certainly do. They create and decorate a variety of many baked goods at their Levittown bakery, Maugeri Cupcake Co. Their cakes are handmade and their cupcakes are topped with yummy icing, and you can try some of their sweets this weekend. They are hosting a mini cupcake tasting this weekend on May 6 and May 7, where you can try out some of their sweet confections. Call 267.202.6935 for more information.
9. Midnight Messenger Speakeasy
Sunday, May 7, 4 – 8 pm, McCoole’s at the Historic Red Lion Inn, 4 South Main St., Quakertown, PA
McCoole’s is hosting a Midnight Messenger Speakeasy, featuring entertainment by Michael Arenella and the Dreamland Orchestra, with a performance by the Magnolia Sadies. Vintage attire is encouraged at this event, after all it is a speakeasy! The event is 4 – 8 pm, and it’s $45 for a ticket, which includes drinks, social dancing, and a speciality menu. Reserve your tickets here.
Have a great weekend!
Want to know what’s happening in Hunterdon County? See our Food Events in Hunterdon County calendar.