Cinco de Mayo: the day we celebrate the resurrection of our lord and savior, Queso Fresco. Mark the occasion properly with a bucket of ice cold Modelo Especial, a margarita or four and one of Capitol Pub's many food specials ($4-$10). DJ Izz takes the stage at 9 p.m.
What it be: Cinco de Mayo at Capitol Pub
When it do: 4 p.m. to close Thursday, May 5
Where dat is: 2401 N Henderson Ave.
On the opposite end of the Cinco celebratory spectrum is dinner at Fearing's Restaurant. The evening will be marked by a guest appearance by chef José Meza Arróyave, who devised a special three-course menu just for the occasion. The dinner will start with quesadillas (think less Taco Bell, more actual Mexican food) and mains include ceviche de pozole and carne asada, with arroz con leche for dessert. The cost is $150 per person.
What it be: Cinco de Mayo at Fearing's Restaurant
When it do: 6 p.m. Thursday, May 5
Where dat is: 2121 McKinney Ave.
Tromp on over to Four Corners Brewing Company for Trompo de Mayo. Tacos de trompo, courtesy of Oak Cliff Trompo, will be available for purchase. If spiced pork tacos aren’t your thing, just come for the FCBC beer and the tunes courtesy of Spinster Records.
What it be: Trompo de Mayo
When it do: 6 p.m. Thursday, May 5
Where dat is: 423 Singleton Blvd.
Mother's Day is this Sunday, folks, which means you need to sober up from Cinco de Mayo in time to take Mom to TNT Tacos and Tequila so you both can get re-hammered at their brunch buffet. The buffet will feature a who's who of the brunch/fast casual Mexican food scene. There will be omeletes, Belgian waffles, eggs Benedict and huevos rancheros, not to mention tacos, pulled pork with homemade tortillas, brisket, grilled fish and salads. The $22 brunch includes Champagne and Mimosas.
What it be: Mother's Day Brunch at TNT Tacos and Tequila
When it do: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Saturday May 7 and 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Sunday, May 8
Where dat is: 2800 Routh St.
Do you count corn tortillas as their own food group? Do you vow revenge on people who think cilantro tastes like soap? Do you believe all foods should be portable? If so, you may just be head a Taco Head. Be with your people at The Forth Worth Taco Festival. The fest will feature unlimited samples from 20 area restaurants and food trucks. Adult admission is $30 and kids ages 6-13 get in for $10.
What it be: Fort Worth Taco Fest
When it do: noon - 9 p.m. Saturday, May 7
Where dat is: Panther Island Pavilion - 395 Purcey St.
True Food Kitchen is a mecca for moms. They've got salad. They’ve got freshly pressed turmeric juice. They’ve got butternut squash out the yingyang. So why not treat mom to TFK’s new brunch menu and signature Sparkling Honey-do cocktail for mother’s day? All moms will receive a packet of mint seeds as a token gift.
What it be: Mother’s Day Brunch with True Food Kitchen
When it do: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sunday, May 8
Where dat is: 8383 Preston Center Plaza Dr. Suite 100
There's nothing fishy about the three course Mother's Day brunch at Dallas Fish Market. Created by executive chef Richard Triptow, the à la carte menu features first course options like kuro kampachi and grilled clams. Second course offerings include trout meuniere and smoked salmon and eggs, while the dessert course includes orange creamsicle and panna cotta.
What it be: Mother's Day Brunch at Dallas Fish Market
When it do: 11 a.m. - 3 .m. Sunday, May 8
Where dat is: 1501 Main St.
If your mom really is the #1 Mom in the World, treat her to brunch at the Mansion. Their Mother’s Day brunch is slated to be a lavish affair, with starters like Grand Marnier French toast, prime beef tartare and foie gras. Entrees include king salmon, beef tenderloin and Alaskan halibut. And of course, it wouldn’t be a Mother’s Day brunch without dessert: choose from peach macaron, chocolate composition, raspberry creme brûlée and more. The cost is $105 for adults and $45 for children 12 and under.
What it be: Mother’s Day Brunch at The Mansion Restaurant
When it do: 11 a.m. Sunday, May 8
Where dat is: 2821 Turtle Creek Blvd.
Because no matter where you run, you just end up at the movie theater. Sometimes, though, you end up at the Alamo with your mom, which is pretty cool. The Drafthouse in Richardson will hold a special Mother's Day screening of "Breakfast at Tiffany's", which will be accompanied by a themed, four course brunch with drink pairings. Brunch items include "Milk for Cat" (a cauliflower panna cotta) and Sally Tomato tomato salad. Tickets are $45.
What it be: Breakfast at Tiffany's Mother's Day Brunch
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When it do: 1:45 p.m. Sunday, May 8
Where dat is: 100 S. Central Expressway Suite 14