Food Drink Report

Cinco de Mayo [May 5th]

Oh the fun we'll have!

Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner, but how will you honor the Mexican victory at the battle of Puebla? Aside from downing pitcher after pitcher of margaritas, here are some events to accompany your drinking.

Join Casa Vega in Sherman Oaks, CA on Sunday, May 5th from 11:30 AM – 2:00 AM in celebration of Cinco de Mayo with George Clooney, Rande Gerber, and Mike Meldman’s  Casamigos Tequila. Casamigo cocktails served up include Mi Casa es Su Casa, made with Casamigos Blanco tequila, basil, lime, agave nectar and grapefruit soda  and the Casamigos Margarita. A variety of fun dishes are available as well as a photo booth onsite. 13301 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

Tortilla Republic in West Hollywood, CA will be hosting its first Grande Cinco de Mayo Block Party from 2-7PM on Sunday benefitting Project Angel Food – a non-profit organization that provides free and nutritious meals to those affect byHIV/AIDS, cancer and other life-threatening illnesses. Partnered with the City of West Hollywood, Bacaradi, Cazadores, Corona and much more, the event features mariachi, DJs Dan Knapp and Aaron Elvis, VIP area, piñata pit, beer and cocktails from festival partners and food from Tortilla Republic for a donation of$10 for general admission and $20 VIP. 616 N. Robertson Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069  

The Mixing Room at JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE celebrates Cinco De Mayo through the weekend starting at 3:00-PM with Mexican street food, Avion Tequila drink specials, and a lively mariachi band. 900 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90015.

Honor Cinco de Mayo with pork at COCHON555 on Sunday, May 5th at 4:00PM at the House of Blues in Los Angeles, CA. Enjoy an exciting culinary competition in search of the Prince of Pork with 5 of LA’s top chefs. Focused on nose-to-tail cooking and sustainable farming of heritage breed pigs, this lavish pork feast is accompanied by tastings from a number of wineries and distilleries, including 5 additional bourbons. VIP guests receive early access and special offerings ($200; 4PM entry) while general admission goes for ($125; 5PM entry). Cinco de Mayo after party to follow. 8430 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA.

Want to enjoy Cinco de Mayo at home? Bootleggers Brewery in Orange County, CA  is bringing back Chongo, their annual Cinco de Mayo lager.