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Patch Picks: Cinco De Mayo

It's the most American holiday Mexico has to offer and Patch has your best bets where to celebrate locally.

Cinco de Mayo is observed in the U.S. to celebrate Mexican heritage and pride. The
holiday commemorates the Mexican army’s unlikely victory over French forces at
the Battle of Puebla, in 1862.

The win put a kink in the plans of Napolean III who wanted to supply American confederate rebels. That in turn gave the U.S. a year to build up its Army. So grab those sombreros and get ready for the national fiesta commemorating our Mexican neighbors.

1. Paladar Latin Kitchen and Rum Bar—Located in the Annapolis Towne Centre, Paladar will be celebrating Cinco de Mayo from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., with the bar open until 11 p.m. Specials include $3 Latin soft tacos, $3 Latin beers, $5
traditional margaritas and Mexican-inspired lunch and dinner specials.

Only on the fifth will you be able to mix and match sausage, fish, beef, and roasted
pork tacos. With more than 50 selections of rum and the varied specials offered,
you’ll be sure to celebrate Mexican culture in a festive manner. Call Paladar at
410-897-1022.

2. Jalapeños Restaurant—Hosted by the Anne Arundel, Prince George’s and
Howard County chapters of the Mid-Atlantic Hispanic Chamber of Commerce,
Jalapeños in the Forest Drive Shopping Center is having a Cinco de Mayo
celebration from 4:30 to 7 p.m.

There will be a wide selection of tapas at $5 each, with domestic beer at $2, imported beer at $3, sangria, wine and margaritas at $5 a piece. You must RSVP to attend this event. For more information, please contact Prince George's County Chapter Vice President Cindy Crockett at 301-262-2771 or Jorge Ribas at 301-404-1946. Restaurant phone is 410-266-7580.

3. Chevys Fresh Mex—Bring the family to celebrate Mexican culture at Chevys
off of Solomans Island Road. Happy Hour lasts all day long in the cantina.
This $3 drink menu includes the frozen margaritas, domestic draft
beers, house wines, well drinks, and seasonal fresh fruit margaritas.
Appetizers including crispy chicken flautas, nachos grande, original fajita
nachos, spicy wings, chile con queso, and red chile pork taquitos will all be
half price. So find a sombrero and get ready for the fiesta.

4. Fleet Feet Run—From 6 to 10 p.m. Fleet Feet is hosting its 4th Annual
Cinco De Mayo Fun Run. Prizes, giveaways and discounts will be presented,
while food and beverages also will be provided. A 4-mile route and a 1-
mile route have been mapped out. RSVP early because the first 100 attendees receive a special give away. This year’s charity will be Centro De Ayuda, a
health center established in 1999 to the non-English speaking population of
Anne Arundel County.

Race begins at Fleet Feet, 312 Sixth Street, just over the Eastport Bridge. Email staff@fleetfeetannapolis.com to RSVP.

5. Gina’s Cantina—Located at 722 Generals Hwy. in Millersville, Gina’s Cantina
will be celebrating Cinco de Mayo with food and drink specials. Buckets of
8 oz Corona and Corona Lights will be only $5. Also, draft beers will cost $3,
and special shots $4. Look Gina's on Facebook or call 410-923-TACO.

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