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Tacos at Tacos Tequila
May 05, 2014|By Julia Borcherts @Julia Borcherts

EAT

Cinco De Mayo and Patio Opening

Tacos Tequilas 2919 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773-278-9901

Take the party to the patio with a Latin DJ and an all-you-can-eat taco package featuring two meat-based varieties—barbacoa (marinated shredded beef) and cochinita pibil (citrus- and achiote spice-marinated pork)—plus two vegetarian selections—nopales (cactus) and papa y epazote (crispy tacos with mashed potato and epazote spice). 10 a.m.-11 p.m. $15.

Pizza A Quattro Mani

Eataly 43 E. Ohio St. 312-521-8700

"Quattro mani" translates to "four hands" and those hands belong to chefs from Eataly's pizzeria and the Ravenswood restaurant Spacca Napoli, who serve up contrasting styles of pies including Spacca Napoli's Bufalina (mozzarella di bufala; $19) and Eataly's Massese (spicy salami; $16). 5-10 p.m.

Food Truck Rally

Daley Plaza 50 W. Washington St. 312-603-3054

Head out for lunch—and dinner, too—at this convergence of 10 mobile eateries including Harold's Chicken, The Fat Shallot, Tamale Spaceship, The Slide Ride and more. Dine at a designated wine and beer patio with live music. 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

DRINK

Cinco De Mayo Parties

Dusek's and Punch House 1227 W. 18th St. 312-526-3851

Celebrate happy hour-style (5-7 p.m.) upstairs at Dusek's with $3 Astra, $2 Tecate, $6 flutes of Mistinguett cava brut and $1 Rappahannock oysters. From 9 p.m.-2 a.m., head downstairs to Punch House for Potencia, the bar's weekly LGBT dance party, which features $5 Monday Margarita Punch and booty-shaking tunes from DJ Audiojack. No cover.

DO

The Litmash

Haymarket Pub & Brewery 737 W. Randolph St. 312-638-0700

Three writers—Write Club founder Ian Belknap, Seven Deadly Sins co-host Angela Vela and Erica Dreisbach—take on three poets—Gage Wallace, Shannon Matesky and Nicole Bond—with six minute performances in this slam-style literary duel where the victor takes home a cash prize and bragging rights. 8 p.m. $8.

REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY

The Skee League's weekly spring skeeball leagues begin Tuesday and Wednesday at Windy City Inn. Register here: theskeeleague.com

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