ATLsherpa is an educational podcast & newsletter for people who would like to know Atlanta on a deeper, more meaningful level. My mission is to help you connect with ATL’s past, present, and future. I hope you enjoy this special edition of my podcast & newsletter. — Steve Saenz, your ATLsherpa
“Cinco de Mayo” by “WAR” from their Outlaw album (1982)…
This special edition of ATLsherpa was created for the Curious, the Hungry, the Thirsty and the Adventurous. You know who you are! This “survival guide” features a six-pack of bucket lists that will fulfill your quest for knowledge, satisfy your craving for excellent food, quench your thirst for mouth-watering beverages and inspire you to pamper yourself with unique experiences. I hope you enjoy it! — ATLsherpa
5 insights that will make you sound smarter on the Cinco de Mayo (even more than the tequila)…
Cinco de Mayo is often mistaken for Mexico’s Independence Day. Actually, the holiday had its origin more than 50 years after the date the country’s independence.
Cinco de Mayo, which is not widely celebrated in Mexico, commemorates an underdog victory over France in the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862.
$600 million worth of beer is sold on Cinco de Mayo, more than on Super Bowl Sunday and St. Patrick’s Day.
Americans consume 127 million liters of tequila and mezcal on Cinco de Mayo.
Americans consume 87 million pounds of avocados on Cinco de Mayo.
5 dining experiences that will make you want to take your sombrero off…
Agave — Cabbagetown @agaverestaurant
Alma Cocina — Buckhead* @alma.atl
Bone Garden Cantina — West Midtown @bonegardenatl
Casi Cielo — Roswell @casicieloatl
Superica — Avalon / The Battery / Buckhead / Inman Park
(*) Alma Cocina’s Downtown location is closed for remodeling
5 dining adventures that will have you singing in Spanish by the end of the night…
La Parrilla — many locations @laparrillamexicanrestaurant
Mezcalito's Cocina & Tequila Bar — Grant Park* @mezcalitosgrantpark
No Mas Cantina — Castleberry Hill @nomascantina
Nuevo Laredo Cantina — Upper Westside @nuevo_laredo_cantina
Taqueria El Rey Del Taco — Doraville @elreydeltacoatl
(*) Mezcalito’s has another location in Oakhurst
5 sources of inspiration for those who prefer to create their own experiences…
Cinco de Mayo Party Ideas — Inspired by Charm @inspiredbycharm
21 Popular Homemade Margarita Recipes — a couple of cooks @acoupleofcooks
15 Best Tequila Brands of 2021: Expert Sipping Guide — Luxe Digital @luxedigital
37 Mexican Recipes to Spice Up Your Cinco De Mayo Party — Delish @delish
Cinco de Mayo Party Ideas & Recipes — Food Network @foodnetwork
5 ways to spoil yourself on the Cinco de Mayo (you deserve it)…
Get down and party at a Cinco de Mayo event — Eventbrite
Get your Cinco de Mayo groove on — Billboard
Celebrate the Cinco de Mayo elsewhere — Travel & Leisure
Escape from it all with a YOLO* vacation — Forbes Travel Guide
(*) In case you haven’t heard, we are now living in the YOLO (You Only Live Once) economy
5 quick reads that will make you sound brilliant on the Cinco de Mayo…
Cinco de Mayo 2021 (National Today, 2021)
What is Cinco de Mayo? (New York Times, 2018)
Americans might love Cinco de Mayo, but few know what they’re celebrating (The Conversation, 2019)
5 Facts about Cinco de Mayo you should know (AJC, 2020)