See & Do - Puro cheve cheve y tremendo palo May 03 2006
The trouble with tequila is that once you do the first shot, the second shot instantly becomes a better idea. And the third. And the fourth. And dammit if that frosty cerveza isn't a great chaser. Celebrate two great things that taste great together on CINCO DE MAYO.
Head to Smyrna Market Village for one of the biggest parties in the city. Atkins Park Cinco de Mayo FIESTA 2006 has $4 Tecate and Heineken Light beers, a live mariachi band from 4-6 p.m., and spin the pinata and hot pepper eating contests. $5-$10. 4-11 p.m. www.smyrnamarketvillageevents.com.
The ever-popular party throwers for twenty- and thirtysomethings, Spiral Entertainment, are getting in on the game with CINCO DE SPIRAL at East Andrews Cafe. The two-day party includes live music and mariachi bands, as well as tequila shots and margarita drink specials. $20. 6 p.m. www.spiralentertainment.com.
Rosa Mexicano hosts Atlantic Station's inaugural Cinco de Mayo party, CINCO AT CENTRAL. Modeled after a traditional Mexican street festival, there's Mexican street food, music and dancing, and all the margaritas, sangrias and Dos Equis beer your dizzy little head can handle. Free. 2 p.m. www.atlanticstation.com.
CANTINA LA CASITA is shutting down Gresham Road in East Atlanta for a true street party. There's drink specials for Cabo Wabo and Cielo tequila, and Corona, Negro Modelo and Dos Equis beer. And of course, a mariachi band takes to the streets from 10 p.m.-midnight. Noon. www.cantinalacasita.com.
File this one under intriguing: Kirkwood Aces Bar & Grille is hosting CINCO DE MOUSTACHE. While there is $2 Tecate beer and $1 tacos, what's really going to get us there is the incredibly intriguing moustache contest, open to both real and fake facial hair on both male and female faces. 404-377-9577. 1992 Hosea Williams Drive.