Cinco de Mayo is an extremely popular holiday in Pittsburgh. But if you don't happen to be invited to a party, or you're going to a belated celebration, here are a few fun options worth checking out.
At Aldo Coffee Company in Mt. Lebanon, where owner Rich Westerfield must occasionally talk himself out of opening a Mexican restaurant (our loss), there will be a breakfast special of churros and caffe de olla (spiced hot coffee sweetened with piloncillo, a kind of brown sugar).
The culinary demo at South Hills Giant Eagle Market District will be "Tamales with all the Fixin's" at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.
At Mad Mex, they'll have "breakfast mex" starting at 9 a.m., Dos Equis drafts for $5, $1 off all Mexican beers. At the suburban Mad Mexes (Robinson, Cranberry and Monroeville) there will be outdoor fiestas with pig roasts and grilling, as well as live music.
The Citizens Library of Washington (PA) is holding its second annual Cinco de Mayo Concert at the Public Meeting room of the library at 7 p.m. A trio of violin, bassoon and piano will perform music from Mexico and Latin America.
Other fun places to spend Cinco de Mayo:
Azul Bar Y Cantina in Leetsdale has an amazing selection of tequila, and the Wednesday night special of red or green mole with chicken or pork sounds delicious.
Round Corner Cantina in Lawrenceville celebrated last weekend, but the patio will be open, so long as the weather is good.
Yo Rita on the South Side - check out new chef Eric Wallace's take on creative small plates and tacos