A fun weekend is here: Saturday is Kentucky Derby day and Sunday is Cinco de Mayo! Here are places to find specials and enjoy both days.
Kentucky Derby, May 4:
The Trophy Room
Drink specials for the Kentucky Derby include $15 for GH Mumm Champagne, $10 Smooth Ambler mint juleps, plus bites by Chef James Strine. Costumes encouraged; prizes awarded for best hat and best Derby dress. 12300 S. Shore Blvd., Wellington; 561/793-2110; trophyroomrestaurant.com
Burt & Max’s
From 4 to 7 p.m., costumes and hats are encouraged for prizes. Offering food and drink specials: mint juleps, Kentucky mules, Off to the Races martini, pickled shrimp cocktail ($13), and more. 9089 W. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach; 561/638-6380; burtandmaxs.com
The Regional Kitchen & Public House
From 4 to 7 p.m., offering Woodford Reserve mint juleps, Churchill Downs-inspired bites. 651 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach; 561/557-6460; eatregional.com
From 5 to 11 p.m., Derby specials include 50 percent off Happy Hour appetizers, plus Maker’s Mark mint julep and Bee’s Knees for $10, and more. 4645 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens; 561/630-3660; 3forks.com
Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa
At the Stir Bar and Terrace, specials will roll out from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. including a $12 Bloody Mary bar, $12 mint julep special and at 6 p.m., complimentary Champagne toast before the Derby race. 100 S. Ocean Blvd., Manalapan; 800/328-0170; eaupalmbeach.com
Cinco de Mayo, May 5:
The Butcher Shop Beer Garden & Grill
Offering $5 Tromba tequila, Pacifico, Veza Sure Spanglish lager and margaritas, along with food specials. 209 Sixth St., West Palm Beach; 561/812-2336; butchershopbeergarden.com
On May 5, the two taco tents will be up and running, as well as the Chihuahuas! There will be three Chihuahua races at 2 p.m., with all monies going to Jupiter Dog Rescue. A mariachi band starts at 6 p.m. Drink and food specials will abound. 125 Dockside Drive, Harbourside Place, Jupiter; 561/320-9661; calaverascantinas.com
CWS Bar + Kitchen
Offering featured margaritas and food specials (street tacos, lobster quesadillas). 522 Lucerne Ave., Lake Worth; 561/318-5637; cwslw.com
On May 5, enjoy $7 coffee tequila shots, a mariachi band, a live DJ and giveaways. 15 NE Second Ave., Delray Beach; 561/865-5350; elcaminodelray.com
All day on May 5, starting at 11 a.m., there will be drink specials and free tequila pourings by Rocco and Team Cinco, live entertainment, DJs, and prize giveaways. At the Boca Raton location, Krazy Train takes the stage, so expect much dancing. All locations; roccostacos.com
Cinco de Mayo specials include the “three amigos”—or three tequila-based drinks, for $12 each. Also look for food specials including chorizo lobster nachos, Mexican pizza and spicy street corn. Hilton West Palm Beach, 600 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach; 561/231-6100; website
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