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Here’s where to find today’s Cinco de Mayo fun

There’s a ton of stuff to do around here today if you feel like a little south-of-the-border celebration.

If you’re after some authentic food and drink, here are some suggestions from the restaurant-reservations app Open Table. (Okay, one of them’s actually Cuban, but . . . close enough, I guess.)

And Eater Seattle has 11 tacos to try now, from north to south, right here.

On the other hand, if you’re up for a little more culture and a little less drinky-drinky, here’s a good list from Seattle’s Stranger.

And from the great website Seattle Pipeline, this big list of Cinco de Mayo festivals, parties, shows, and dinners. (And — bonus!! — since it’s also the first Thursday of the month, lots of opportunities for free admission to some of the Northwest’s coolest cultural institutions.)

Finally, if you’re staying around your casa tonight, maybe you’d like to whip up some fresh salsa. (I mean salsa fresca.) Here are some great recipes, from simple to sophisticated, from the Seattle Times.

Have a great Cinco de Mayo, and if you’re having a margarita or three, let an amigo do the driving, okay?


About John Fisher

John is a Midwest native who started his Northwest radio career in 1992 after moving to Seattle from Chicago. He’s an avid cyclist, painter, traveler, foodie, and dog lover (Hazel and Gizmo, both shelter dogs.) He’s worked with various animal organizations including PAWS, Seattle Humane Society and Seattle Animal Shelter. John got a late start on fatherhood – he and his wife have a 5-year-old son named Dawson who already has a crush on Katy Perry.