Max’s Sports Bar is running a Cinco de Mayo special today: Get a blood orange margarita for $12. They are open 11 AM-9 PM, to-go only. They’ve announced that they’re doing to-go boiled crawfish and shrimp with all the fixins’ again this Saturday. I hear the crawfish are monsters this year… like murder hornets with claws!
Over on Beale Street, Tin Roof re-opens its dining room today. They will open 4 PM weekdays and 11 AM weekends. Today they will have the following Cinco de Mayo specials:
- $5 margarita – made with Torada tequila
- $5 “skinny” margarita – made with Wheatley vodka
- $6.50 frozen “Fire Rita”
- $8.50 margarita & Fireball shot combo
And on Second Street, it’s Kooky de Mayo!
— Kooky Canuck (@kookycanuck) May 5, 2020
Investigative journalist and civil right activist Ida B. Wells (1862-1931) has been awarded a posthumous Pulitzer prize for her lifetime of journalism. Wells lived in Memphis and was a writer and school teacher here. She spoke out against lynching in the city in the 1890s. She eventually fled for her life to Chicago.
Free food alert:
Check out what our partners at @ChickfilaMem are doing!
Stop by a Chick-fil-A Mid-South participating restaurant between May 4-16 from open to 10:30 am, and sign in to your Chick-fil-A App or create an account and receive one free Chicken Biscuit❣️ #thelittlethings #heretoserve pic.twitter.com/4ofZ9MIjAE
— Memphis Redbirds (@memphisredbirds) May 5, 2020
In observance of Cinco de Mayo, the New Wing Order food truck will run a Tequila Sunrise wing special this month. The wings are made with fresh lime, cilantro, honey, and tequila.
Dammit… I was going to wear my sombrero out today for Cinco de Mayo, but everyone would want a picture with it, and it’s probably not a good idea to be sharing it in the middle of a pandemic. STUPID CORONAVIRUS RUINS EVERYTHING!
Join us today at 3 PM ET on Instagram LIVE for a candid and timely conversation with designer, podcaster, performer, and educator Meg Lewis (@yourbuddymeg).
The more stories we share, the more we realize we’re not alone. #AloneTogether pic.twitter.com/fjGIUUxqSx
— Creative Works (@cworksco) May 5, 2020
Global Cafe can deliver some Cinco de Mayo tacos Downtown:
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with tacos and margaritas from @GlobalCafe901 — Enjoy Juan’s tacos (grilled chicken, pulled beef, or black bean) with Juan’s handcrafted margarita for $14.
Order online, and request curbside pick-up or free delivery: https://t.co/x07NhlXzAR pic.twitter.com/DFkm0YaSLx
— Crosstown Concourse (@YourConcourse) May 5, 2020
WALRUS in concert tonight:
— #dontletmedownmem (@dontletmedownm1) May 5, 2020
I know Ghana is the honored country for Memphis in May this year, but given the quarantine we’ve been through, perhaps its neighbor Togo would be a more appropriate choice.
That’s it for this post. Back tomorrow with more.