My TOP 5 CINCO DE MAYO MUST HAVES You Should Be Eating (& Drinking) This Weekend! | Burgers and Bourbon with BJ Coleman

My TOP 5 CINCO DE MAYO MUST HAVES You Should Be Eating (& Drinking) This Weekend!





Sunday is CINCO DE MAYO aka May 5th the day when many Americans celebrate our neighboring country of Mexico, the nation’s heritage and the citizen’s pride!  My favorite way to commemorate the occasion is to eat plenty of Mexican food!  Below, check out my TOP FIVE Cinco De Mayo foods that you, too, should be scarfing down this weekend!  forgo your diet, unbuckle your pants, and dig in to one of the best, most savory, and eclectic foods around!  Check out my list below and let me know your favorites!

5. TACOS
Fish Tacos!!!
Fish Tacos!!!

Get ‘em crispy, get ‘em on the soft shell, either way, no true Cinco De Mayo celebration is complete without some good ol’ TACOS!  Beef, chicken and even fish are all the rage!  With all the fixing packages easily available in any grocer, tacos are fun and easy to make at home, so dig in freely this weekend! :) 4. CORN ON THE COB

La Esquina's Corn on the Cob
La Esquina’s Corn on the Cob

You may try the tacos on your own, but if you don’t have Mexican blood running through your veins, you may want to leave my #4 up to the pros!  Mexican CORN ON THE COB is delicious!  Beautifully seasoned and loaded with parmesan, my two favorite spots in NYC to get corn on the cob this way is at LA ESQUINA and CAFE HABANA!  Check out my review of  the former and the website of the latter by clicking their corresponding links!  Both places have authenticity in flair, food and style… And both are must-visits for the New Yorker this weekend.

 

3. TRES LECHES CAKE
Tres Leches Cake from La Esquina
Tres Leches Cake from La Esquina
TRES LECHES CAKE is my new favorite dessert… Traditionally made of three kinds of milk, it is rich, creamy, smooth, decadent, moist and delicious!  This sponge cake is one of the lightest and airiest desserts ever and is a Latin American staple.  I love it!  I could go on and one, but this picture should suffice in supporting my obsession… The above slice is courtesy of La Esquina!

2. GUACAMOLE
Guacamole from Salsa y Salsa
Guacamole from Salsa y Salsa

It’s spicy, it’s creamy, it’s one of the best dips ever, and no Mexican feast is complete without GUACAMOLE!  Use it for chips, spread it on a burrito, or glaze a taco, but don’t miss out on the healthy fat from the avocados!  I LOVE LOVE LOVE this dish, but if you ever make it for me, PLEASE hold the cilantro!

1. THE MARGARITA
The Margarita
The Margarita

The MARGARITA is a Mexican cocktail of tequila and Cointreau, or some other orange-flavored liqueur served up with lime and/or lemon.  The many varieties – on the rocks, frozen, salt or no salt, make it fun just to order… And when done right or paired with an extra shot, one is all you need!  The Margarita will make any party or dining situation just that much better!  No Cinco De Mayo is complete without liquor and I promise, no matter the imbiber, the Margarita is a definite crowd pleaser!

Party safe and enjoy your weekend!
BJC.

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5 comments to “My TOP 5 CINCO DE MAYO MUST HAVES You Should Be Eating (& Drinking) This Weekend!”

  • Tobias, May 3, 2013 at 4:10 pm
    Appreciate the recommendation. Let me try it out.
  • Ben, May 3, 2013 at 4:25 pm
    Fish Tacos look great
  • Cynthia, May 5, 2013 at 7:51 pm
    Corn looks grilled to perfection!!
  • Lindsay, May 8, 2013 at 10:39 am
    Oh No! I'll need to re-do my Cinco De Mayo celebration because I only nailed #1 and #2....LOL! Maybe I'll make up for the rest (3, 4, 5) this weekend!
  • Angela Y., May 9, 2013 at 4:32 pm
    Mouth.. is.. watering! Fish Tacos looks delish!