You’ll have to head on down to Pilsen for Chicago’s official Cinco de Mayo Parade and Festival, but we have a few ways to celebrate Mexican-American pride right here in the neighborhood. Here’s what’s going on in Logan Square on May 5, 2013.
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From May 3to 5, D’Noche (@CafeDNoche, 2710 N. Milwaukee Ave.) is serving up $5 margaritas, $3 tequila shots and a fish taco special. They’ll also have live music on Friday and Saturday night.
The folks at Small Bar (@smallbarlogan, 2956 N. Albany Ave.) have teamed up with Ska Brewing (@skabrewing) and ManBQue (@ManBQue) to present Puerco de Mayo. On Sunday a $25 wristband gets you all you can eat pork tacos, one Ska Mexican Logger can, assorted sides, swag and some piñata fun. A variety of Ska beers will be available including Mexican Logger and Decadent IPA on draft and Modus Hoperandi, Vernal Minthe Stout, ESB an Mexican Logger in cans. Check out the details.
Owner Jose Gonzalez promises live music, tequila and beer specials at El Cid (@ElCidChicago, 2645 N. Kedzie Blvd.). More details coming soon.
Bang Bang Pie Shop
Bang Bang (@bangbangpie, 2051 N. California Ave.) is currently taking orders for Cinco De Mayo Pie, also known as Tequila Key Lime Pie. Call 773-276-8888 Thursday, May 2 through Sunday, May 5.
L’Patron (2815 W. Diversey) will be serving up the Al Pastor taco for $0.99 all day on Cinco de Mayo.
Masa Azul (@MasaAzul, 2901 W. Diversey Pkwy.) has several specials planned for the weekend of Cinco de Mayo. Chef Jonathan will be featuring a Mexican street food-focused menu, including oaxacan hot wings, birria (roasted goat), cochinita (Yucatan-braised pork) and a pork belly milanesa torta. They’ll also have a few cocktail specials available.
Specials coming soon for Chicago Diner (@chicagodiner, 2333 N. Milwaukee Ave.).
It may not be your typical Cinco de Mayo celebration, but The Whistler (@WhistlerChicago, 2421 N. Milwaukee Ave.) is set for a night of folk music (think banjos, fiddles and upright basses) with a lineup that includes Old Lazarus’ Harp, Can I Get an Amen and Spitzer Space Telescope.
Mexican Cuisine in Logan Square
If it’s great food you’re after, check out Chilapan (@Chilapan3, 2549 W. Armitage) for rustic Mexican dishes and 2 Amigos (2320 N. Milwaukee Ave.) for cheap but delicious tortas.