The weapons of mass destruction. Photo from TRES.
A few more Cinco de Mayo items for your radar: the fine folks at ~DELISE~ are cooking up some special treats for the holiday: chorizo scones; chipotle cheddar gougères, devil’s chocolate cupcake with dulce de leche frosting, Mexican hot chocolate sorbet (cinnamon and cayenne), avocado lime frozen yogurt, and margarita sorbet (with Cabo Wabo tequila). Swing by and say, “arriba!” 327 Bay St. at Powell, 415-399-9694.
Meanwhile, the ~CANTINA~ crew will be opening their doors an hour early this Saturday at 4pm, and, as they put it, “will be shaking up and pouring out mucho mezcal this weekend. We figure that mezcal, the rustic forebear to the ever popular tequila, deserves some attention. We also think that mezcal is the sexier of the two agave distillates and we aim to share that with our audience as well. So, all of our drinks—including margaritas—will be shaken with mezcal on Cinco de Mayo.” Drinks will be $6, and there will also be $3 tacos. DJs kick in at 6pm. 580 Sutter St. at Mason, 415-398-0195.
Since it’s the 150th Cinco de Mayo this year, ~TRES~ is going big this year, celebrating Friday through Sunday: there will be luchadores, LIVE 105, and a launch party on Friday; freshly butchered Marin Sun Farms lamb, pig, and goat roasted on a spit, as well as tequila and cocktail offerings on Saturday; followed by a “recovery brunch” on Sunday. Don’t say I didn’t warn you. Details here.
Over in the East Bay, ~BOCANOVA~ will be serving up three crispy fish tacos and a house margarita for only $12 on Saturday during dinner. But here’s the catch: fans will have to watch Bocanova’s Twitter feed to get a password to order this off-the-menu deal.