Tuesday update #2: Cinco de Mayo specials and other news

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!

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:

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!

Global Cafe can deliver some Cinco de Mayo tacos Downtown:

WALRUS in concert tonight:

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.