It’s the first week of May and there are so many fun dining activities on tap. The only question is how to fit them all in.
Saturday, May 4, is the annual Run for the Roses, or the Kentucky Derby. Many of Salt Lake’s bars and pubs will be showing the first race of the Triple Crown—referred to as the fastest two minutes in sports.
High West Distillery in Park City puts on THE party—Derby Day. The event runs from 2-6 p.m. and includes a Derby-inspired buffet, live music and contests. (Drinks not included.) Tickets go quickly at $35 per person and can be purchased at www.2013highwestderbyday.eventbrite.com .
Cinco de Mayo
Who doesn’t love Cinco de Mayo, which commemorates the Mexican army’s unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862? Technically, Cinco de Mayo falls on Sunday, May 5 but since many restaurants aren’t open on Sundays, they’ll be celebrating on Saturday or Monday instead. Triple the fun and be festive on three days.
Frida Bistro will celebrate Cinco de Mayo on Saturday, May 4. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., enjoy brunch on the patio. Cocktails and small bites will be served from 3-5 p.m. with the full dinner menu starting at 5 p.m. Reservations are required. For more information call 801-983-6692 or visit fridabistro.com.
Take a spin up to Taqueria 27 on Sunday, May 5, for 50% off all tacos from 2-6 p.m. and $2 Fiesta Lager pints from 2 p.m. to close.
The Bitters & Bites event will be happening at The Leonardo from 7-9 p.m. on Sunday, May 5, celebrating Salt Lake’s best mixologists and some delicious nibbles. Get your tickets http://iheartslcbites.tumblr.com/ .
Lugano will celebrate Cinco de Mayo with margaritas, sangria, pork tacos, carnitas and salsa.
On Monday, May 6, Wild Grape Bistro will celebrate Seis de Mayo with a Vida Tequila food and wine pairing. The four-course meal designed by Executive Chef Max Broadhead will be paired with five cocktails by award-winning mixologist Sean Neves. Cost is $65 per person. Reservations are required. Call 801-746-5565.