Foodspotting is judging at Guactacular this Sunday! To celebrate Cinco de Mayo and guacamole’s return to its rightful place in the limelight, we asked Guactacular organizer and popular New York blog Nachos NY to share their perfect Cinco de Mayo…
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Start the day off right, with crazy heartburn and a happy tummy. Instead of going for your regular breakfast sandwich, try this: egg, chorizo, cheddar and jalapeño torta with some chipotle mayo.
After a heavy breakfast you may need to take it easy. Cozy up with a hearty chicken tortilla soup and wash it down with a Mexican Coke – Coca Cola made from real sugar cane. Squeeze a lime in there, you won’t be sorry.
Disregard the hours between lunch until the end of work day and we’re on to happy hour! After a hard day’s work, a jalapeño margarita is in order. Infuse tequila with sliced jalapeños for an added kick. The restaurant El Maguey y la Tuna on the Lower East Side shakes up a margarita so spicy, it makes us sweat.
Over beverages, FEAST ON NACHOS! Whether you make them at home or spend the night at your favorite taqueria, nachos are a must. If you’re making them at home, the trick is to layer chips and cheese multiple times. Use a mild cheddar (milder cheddars melt better than sharp) and for the love of God, skip the iceberg lettuce. Nachos are the perfect food to share with friends and will serve as a good base for whatever alcohol-related debauchery you plan for the evening.
For dessert, enjoy a cupcake from Robicelli’s. Last year, Robicelli’s came to Guactacular with their cupcake, Melacoton de la Muerte, a peach-ghost chili cake and buttercream with smoky peach-ghost chili compote. This year they have one of our favorites for Cinco de Mayo, the Abuelita, a Mexican chocolate cake, cajeta buttercream, ground Abuelita chocolate. Cajeta is goats milk caramel and is the perfect way to top off Cinco de Mayo 2011.
So eat up, drink up and come to Guactacular this Sunday, May 8th, for an extended Cinco de Mayo of sorts. Hope to see you there!