Sunday, May 3, 2009

**There seems to be a theme this week with Cinco de Mayo right around the corner.... everyone has gone Cinco de Mayo crazy! From cocktails to special nights devoted to celebrating the Mexican holiday. The festival commemorates their defeat of French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. This holiday is important for two reasons; first, Mexicans were outnumbered two-to-one to the French army who had no defeat for almost 50 years and second, it was the last time an army from another continent invaded the Americas.

Bars, Hotels, and Clubs getting into the Spirit...
  • Roaring Fork, Wildfish Seafood Grille, and Eddie V's Edgewater Grill are bringing Cinco martinis to celebrate the holiday. It is $12 per drink and runs through May 9th. Drinks like, Elderberry Martini, Madras Crush, and other specialty theme cocktails are available.
  • Los Sombreros features $5 food and drink specials.
  • Flicka's Baja Cantina starts at 5 PM with a complimentary buffet, $1 tacos, $3 Red Bull vodkas, $2 Tecate, and $5 Smirnoff cosmos. Enjoy live music and a crazy dance floor. The bar is laid back and will make you feel like your on vacation! 
  • Another large party is at Salty Senorita featuring "Senoritaville." Starting at 11 AM and running through 2 AM with an outdoor stage that extends into the parking lot, an assortment of music, and cheap drink and food specials. Enjoy music from Metalhead, The Spazmatics, and Dj Diesel. This is for the Old Town location! http://saltysenorita.com/cinco09/location_oldtown.html
  • Two-for-one Tuesday drink specials at Hotel Indigo Scottsdale in the Divine Lounge...perfect way to start or end the evenin
**In honor of Earth Day, April 22nd, Stone Rose Lounge is featuring a limited-time cocktail called the VeeV-a-la Green. 50 cents from each purchase goes to Global Green USA. The price is $12 and ends May 31st.

*~*Looking to stay active this summer? Sign up for one of the many Scottsdale recreation classes from Zumba to Pilates to Yoga or try one of the other classes and sign up for piano, cooking, or spanish. This is a great way to meet people and stay busy without letting the summer heat bring you down! There is a little something for everyone, www.ScottsdaleAZ.gov/Sports/Brochure