An ode to the Street Fair
The annual Mexican-themed drinking holiday may have come and gone this year, but Cinco de Mayo is still alive and well in Long Beach--on Pacific Ave. and Fourth St., that is. That's where the Cinco de Mayo Mexican restaurant lives, smushed between the now-boutique Dolly Varden Hotel and the donut-sh ... More >>
[¡Ask a Mexican!] And is a picture of chickens wearing sombreros racist?
My new favorite farmers' market took a temporary break last week to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. However, DTSA is back this afternoon with a few more members to their growing family. Below is a summary of the new tenants. Almond Kulture will be offering organic, unpasteurized, non-GMO almond milk in fl ... More >>
Don't be surprised if you see a cop in your rear-view mirror if you spend Cinco de Mayo cruising select Santa Ana streets.
La Palma Park
As Cinco de Mayo approaches, be prepared to pay more for your guacamole than you ever have--a lot more. As we've been saying for over a month (and the first ones in the English-language media, mind you), lime prices have been skyrocketing due to the fact that 95 percent of limes sold in the United ... More >>
[¡Ask a Mexican!] And how do you impress a chica caliente?
Friday, May 3 Basscon The Yost Theater Friday night's alright for partying down, so make your way over to Santa Ana's historic Yost Theater for Basscon tonight. The Yost has been putting out great EDM and trance music nights for a while now, but Basscon looks like its going to be an intense night o ... More >>
WHERE MY LATINOS AT?! Wednesday night, they were being celebrated for their recent achievements in cinema at Newport Beach Film Festival's Latino Showcase through three spotlight films from Mexico, Chile, and Brazil at the Lido, Triangle, and Big Newport theaters, respectively. While I wish I coul ... More >>
Rafa Lara delivers a gripping war epic
The Yost Theater
In the hierarchy of department stores, Neiman Marcus ranks right up there with places we're not comfortable visiting under-dressed (sporting a Ulysse Nardin watch with torn jeans doesn't count). So to kick off the holiday season, the elitist brand announces their most inconceivable over-the-top pick ... More >>
We've only written a hundred times or so about the Zambrano family's taco carts, Soho Taco. They show up pretty regularly at events around the county, they have giveaways to drum up business, and they launched a truck to get even more people hooked on them.You could be forgiven for thinking they're ... More >>
See also: DJ Scotty Boy Takes Us on a Tour of His Favorite OC Spots On Cinco de Mayo, party people pound Mexican beer and tequila shots, and sport around town in sombreros. For those that survived the BBQs and pub crawls, a night out at the club was the best way to keep the party going. We headed t ... More >>
House of Blues
During the St. Patrick's Day weekend when folks were gulping loads of green beer, Orange County thankfully endured zero related traffic fatalities and, in response, the sheriff's department is hailing the effectiveness of law enforcement sobriety checkpoints.From 6 p.m. March 16 to 6 p.m. yesterd ... More >>
Manic HispanicMay 5, 2011House of Blues AnaheimCan anyone think of a better way to celebrate Cinco De Mayo than listening to latino-fied punk-rock in Orange County? It's a phenomena that has to be experienced at least once in life. Full-fledged bro's shrilling grito's as loud as Chente himself, s ... More >>
Flickr user madmarv00This was Cinco de Mayo week, so we understandably went more Mexican than usual. But after the jump are non-Mexi delights and more!
I mean, it's not like your favorite outpost of alternative newsiness is bastardizing the Mexican Army's unlikely victory over the French in the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, with "Cinco de Drinko" listings. Er, check that.Anyways, in other Cinco de Drunk Tank news, the countywide "Avoid the 38 ... More >>
House of Blues
Downtown Santa Ana
Originally posted June 30, but NBC re-aired it this week, so might as well repost...enjoy, and please excuse the ugly mug to the right...The clip was filmed in March, originally aired around Cinco de Mayo, and was rebroadcast this week--and I finally found a clip online that I could legally share ... More >>
plasticpeople, under Creative Commons licenseThere were fans running through the streets of downtown Long Beach this afternoon, blowing vuvuzelas like they were in Polokwane, South Africa. They wore Dos Santos, Marquez, Fernandez and Blanco El Tri jerseys because, yes, Mexico just beat France in ... More >>
Flickr user Hello_QuynhFrom jelly rats to racist PR debacles, see what you missed this week in Stick a Fork in It after the jump!
If you celebrate Cinco de Mayo today in Cinco de Drinko style (see the current print edition for places to get sauced--or salsaed), you may want to pretend that you are a member of the Mexican army and the police are invading French soldiers.That's because cops will be out in force today not to c ... More >>
What kind of foul-mouthed, beer drinking, fun-loving pack of music bloggers would we be if we didn't find you a decent place to party on Cinco De Mayo? Rustle up your best bandito/sexy senorita costume and get over to Sharkeez in Huntington Beach.
Let's just get this straight right away, OK?Yes, Cinco de Mayo is a Mexican holiday. It's a Mexican holiday the way Patriots' Day is an American holiday. Patriots' Day is only observed in two out of the 50 American states (Massachusetts and Maine, in case you were wondering); Cinco de Mayo is only o ... More >>
In honor of Cinco de Mayo, this is your Mexican regional music on drugs
Sitting at home bored on Cinco de Mayo? Eschew dubious "traditional" celebrations and head to Detroit Bar in Costa Mesa, hosting a rad albeit woefully underpromoted lineup of The Monolators and Parson Redheads (both from LA) and Long Beach's The Fling. $5. Monolators about to start.
Subway has been flogging its five-dollar foot-longs for ages--I'm sorry, they should be paying us five dollars to eat that slop--but now TGI Friday's is joining the gang, meaning we we eat out for around the same price (or thereabouts, if we're frugal). I'm not a big fan of the chain, I admit. Call ... More >>
Irish I Were Mexican with the Gobshites
Gabbis Mexican Kitchen
In their own inimitable fashion, our friends over at the Riverfront Times, the Weekly's sister paper in St. Louis, have shown our Ducks a little love. OK, maybe more than a little. Perhaps even a bit too much. As the title of that disturbing image implies, they do this every week. (The Cinco de May ... More >>
Five Mexican Mexican restaurants to fiesta at during Cinco de Mayo