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The Ultimate Guide To Cinco de Mayo in Dallas 2014

Cinco-de-Mayoby Steven Doyle

Cinco de Mayo is upon us and there is plenty of celebration set for the DFW area. If you are at a loss for what to do in North Texas this big tequila drenched weekend, we are here to guide you along. Don’t forget that Lyft is available to take home should you need guidance after a bit of revelry. First time riders use my personal code for $25 credit – steven1406.

Don’t miss The 24th Annual Cinco de Mayo Big Parade and Festival. The Big Parade is the largest Cinco de Mayo parade in North Texas with over 20,000 in attendance. This colorful event includes marching bands, folkloric dance groups, school groups and much more. It takes place on the first Saturday each May in Oak Cliff that starts Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 10am, and the Big Parade starts at 11am. The Festival at Casa Guanjuato runs from noon to 8 p.m., 1002 W. Brooklyn Ave.

And now for the booze and food:

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Announcing craveTOURS And A Huge Cinco de Mayo Bash

Cinco-de-Mayoby Steven Doyle

It is going to be one very busy and fun week at craveDFW, and we are about to make your weekend a little sweeter with the announcement of craveTOURS. This weekend we start our very first tour by celebrating Cinco de Mayo in high fashion aboard a luxury bus  bound for some super destinations where we will not only enjoy frosty margaritas, but some tasty Mexican fare, discover a bit about the holiday and Mexican culture, learn how to actually make the best tamale in Dallas from our friends at La Popular, and so much more.

Joining the team is food wunderkind Stacy Fawcett who does plenty of cooking at Channel 8 for various segments including Daybreak. Stacy is known for her super abilities in the kitchen, and knows her way around to some of the hottest spots in Dallas for dining and entertainment.    Continue reading

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Mico Rodriguez To Headline Oral Fixation For Cinco de Mayo

Mico-Rodriguezby Steven Doyle

Two weeks from tonight, on Cinco de Mayo, Dallas’ live storytelling series Oral Fixation will complete its overwhelmingly popular 3rd season at AT&T Performing Arts Center’s Wyly Theatre with a dynamic and diverse evening of outrageously juicy true tales on the theme “The Whole Enchilada.”  It’s been an amazing season and they plan on going out with a bang.
The biggest catch of this cast is undoubtedly Mico Rodriguez of “Mr Mesero” (and of course founder of Mi Cocina) fame who will come out of the shadows to share his fascinating tale of success and struggle in the Tex Mex biz.  Mico is this fantastic storyteller, who often conjures these intricate back stories for his restaurants. Also noteworthy are a Dallas Observer writer’s raunchy play-by-play at a recent enchilada-eating contest and a woman’s remarkable journey through evangelism and sexuality conversion therapy to accepting herself as she is.

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Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in High Fashion at Komali

komaliby Steven Doyle

We will be talking up Cinco de Mayo all day, and we are sure that many of you started your celebration last night. The enchiladas will be flying, along with massive amounts of tequila in every form. The margarita will be king this weekend for sure. But this morning we discovered something a little different; a bit more refined. Anastacia Quinones has devised a special and creative menu over at Komali that truly gets into the spirit of the holiday.

First understand what we are celebrating. Many believe that the day is to commemorate the Mexican Independence Day, but that would be September 16. In the state of Puebla, the date is observed to commemorate the Mexican army’s unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín.        Continue reading

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