Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Cinco de It's finally Mayo

I may be almost 100 percent Irish... but if there's a holiday that celebrates and embraces margaritas, chips and salsa, and my favorite, guacamole... count me in. Even on a Tuesday.

The original plan was head over to Blue Agave on Maple (right outside the Viagra Triangle) for a margarita or two. I walked up to the restaurant at 6:30 and it's seriously Mardi Gras-gone-Mexican. People are literally hanging out the window trying to fit into the bar... and a full blown mariachi band is rocking out on both stairs. It was a sight to be seen. Clearly, the fact that it was Tuesday did not stop anyone else.

I walked in and then walked out. And then I walked in again... just for the sheer enjoyment to find out how long it would take to get a table for five. An hour and a half. 

I'm all about livin la vida loco... but in a city that has more bars than stop signs, waiting an hour and half to sit at a crowded table is flipping insane. So we went next door, to Dublin's - an Irish bar - and got a couple margaritas, Irish nachos and spinach dip. Not only did they not have specials on a Tuesday... I'm pretty sure they hiked up their prices for Cinco de Mayo. Clearly, they are bitter that March 17th came and went.

All in all... excellent Tuesday night. Can't wait until summer!!!!

Anyone actually try to squeeze into a Mexican bar up north?? 


DML on May 6, 2009 at 10:23 AM said...

I had to battle through mass crowds waiting outside Cesar's on Broadway as I dutifully walked home from the gym. Insane!

Colleen on May 6, 2009 at 11:19 AM said...

You're so good! Should've stopped by for a post-workout tequila shot :)

Katie B. on May 6, 2009 at 7:39 PM said...

Totally been to Blue Agave... crazy since I barely remember anywhere I go in Chicago! :)

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