Contrary to popular belief, Cinco de Mayo is not Mexican Independence Day (which is September 16, by the way).
Cinco de Mayo is actually the anniversary of the Battle of Puebla, when the Mexican army kicked France's butt May 5,1862. In any event, Cinco de Mayo (or Cinco de Drinko) is celebrated in ... More >>
"Retired marimbero" and Miami New Times columnist Pepe Billete doesn't know many specifics about the Battle of Puebla, Mexico's victorious May 5 mêlée against France during the Franco-Mexican War in 1862.
However, that isn't stopping the frisky felt puppet from hosting tremenda fiesta to commemor ... More >>
General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín.
You probably don't recognize the name. But General Seguín is the reason you'll tape a felt mustache to your clean-shaven face and inadvertently offend 66 percent of the Hispanic population in the United States on Saturday.
Without his leadership, the Mexican arm ... More >>
Once again, it's that time of year when America gets wasted in the name of a holiday that most of us think honors Mexican Independence.
Tequila rules, the city is on fire, and we don't need no water, let the motherfucker burn.
¡Viva Miami! Here are the ten best Cinco De Mayo 201 ... More >>
When Zaragoza crushed the French Army near Puebla, Mexico on May 5, 1862, he intended to commemorate the victory by celebrating with tortillas, guacamole, beer and block parties. Yes, block parties, kind of like the one World of Beer in Dadeland is hosting in two weeks.Authorities will close off the ... More >>
Mercadito Midtown has announced a series of culinary journeys through the regions of Mexico. Every other month, the menu will reflect the cuisine of a different region -- "from the cevicerias of Acapulco to convents in Puebla!"Chef/partner Pedro Sandoval will kick off the series on Monday, March ... More >>
"I don't vomit often. But when I do, I've been drinking tequila. Stay thirsty, my friends."Happy Cinco de Mayo, chingones! Pardon our French -- er, Mexican -- but tequila does that to you.
Anyway, that fifth day of May is upon us once again. And you know what that means ... It's time to boister ... More >>
True or False:This is the true meaning of Cinco de Mayo in America.Sadly, Cinco de Mayo is a largely misunderstood holiday. This is due to much misinformation being passed along in articles, blogs, and so forth. For instance, many people think that the real Mexican celebration has nothing to do with ... More >>
When you think Puerto Rico, reggae may not be the first thing to spring to mind. More likely it'd be rum, hot girls, and salsa. But if that's the case, then you'd be overlooking one particular reggae band that's managed to sow some deep roots -- Cultura Profética.A decade and a half since t ... More >>
The Koki'o, with hibiscus syrup and cinnamon salt, among other things.This coming Wednesday, June 23, Talavera Restaurant will be introducing a new happy hour menu with a cocktail party led by master mixologist Junior Merino -- aka the "Liquid Chef". Festivities begin at 5:00 p.m., and will featu ... More >>
Jacob KatelWalking the red carpet. Last week Crossfade got invited to Greenwich Studios in North Miami where Univision is filming their new mega reality talent competition Viva El Sueño. Univision was holding an industry preview of the program for big-wig executives, rich, important and famous p ... More >>
Napoleon will be doin tequila shots in the Grove tonight
In real life, at least according to wikipedia, Cinco De Mayo "commemorates the Mexican army's unlikely defeat of French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862." In America it usually means tacos and tequila shots, and tourist vers ... More >>