It's finally here: the weekend. After a long week of warm weather that's been exruciating for those stuck indoors, this weekend is sure to be a doozy, and it's packed to the gills with plenty of opportunities for drinking.
Chief among these is Cinco de Mayo, which falls on Sunday and presents one of the foremost excuses to drink multiple margaritas (or may we suggest micheladas), cases of Tecate, tacos and whatever else your heart desires, provided it's south of the border in theme and celebratory in nature.
Here are this weekend's top way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo (and anyone who calls it "cinco de drinko" is invited to leave the party now).
Cinco de Mayo Festival at SoMa StrEat Food Park
This two-day Taco Festival is all about celebrating the roots of the food truck scene, and tacos are where it all began. Going all weekend, the park will have 12 food trucks each dishing up classic tacos as well as unique twists on the Mexican classic. Come for the tacos, stay for the piñata breakings, watermelon margaritas, Corona buckets, cornhole, skeeball, DJs and live music.
Saturday, May 4, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sunday, May 5, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
428 11th Street between Harrison & Bryant
This one's for all you former Spring Breakers looking to relive the glory days. On Saturday, Eye Heart SF is bringing an “Adult Spring Break” theme to their Cinco de Mayo block party at Public Works. Piñatas, margaritas, tequila shots and food will be on offer, with DJs providing what will hope will be hits hearkening back to our spring break years (Usher's 'Confessions', anyone?).
Saturday, May 4, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
161 Erie Street
Third Annual Hecho en San Francisco
Billed as "not your usual Cinco de Mayo celebration" this events to benefit CUESA and La Cocina will have you sampling your fill of the best local Mexican food and drink, including unlimited tequila cocktails and tasty antojitos. Try your hand a making queso fresco, hand-press tortillas, and salsa, or try for raffle prizes like the premuim tequila flights from Casa Noble & Herradura, cooking classes from La Cocina, and an expenses-paid trip for two to visit Casa Noble distillery in Jalisco, Mexico.
Sunday, May 5, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
SF Ferry Building
Cinco de Mayo Tex-Mex Dinner
Just a few seats remain for this 6-course Tex-Mex pop-up dinner, hosted by Justin Navarro of The Galley and Wes Rowe. Expect nachos 3-ways, ceviche, chilled avocado soup and much more, along with wine, beer, micheladas and margaritas available for purchase.
Sunday, May 5, 6 p.m.