Cinco de Mayo rears its ugly head again and the city seems to be caught up in all of the hoopla.  Bars and restaurants are getting into the spirit of the day by putting forth drink and food specials to entice folks to celebrate the day (though to be fair, we should remind folks that it is NOT the celebration of Mexico's Independence, a common misnomer).

We're jumping into the fray in our own special way with drink specials to celebrate the holiday all weekend long:

It's also Kentucky Derby Weekend and this year's race should be extra interesting as a local horse, VERRAZANO, has been christened the early favorite to win the race.  Something to more to cheer about, as the Derby has always been a popular event at the bar.

LOCAL SPORTS is awash in playoff fever as the NY Knicks, NY Rangers & Islanders continue their quest to advance in their respective playoffs.  The NY Knicks, once predicted to dominate over the Boston Celtics, all of a sudden find themselves in a dogfight as the Celtics have clawed their way back into the series.  Once down 3-0, the series is now 3-2 with Game 6 back in Boston tonight.

As for the Rangers & Islanders, both teams are coming off of humiliating Game 1 losses and look to rebound in Game 2.  Our adopted team, the Montreal Canadiens also found themselves losing Game 1; however, they took an even bigger hit as three of their starters are out for tonight's Game 2: Brian Gionta,  Max Pacioretty are out with "upper body injuries" while Lars Eller is out indefinitely after taking a brutal check that knocked him out and caused extensive damage to his face (this clip is not for the faint of heart):

Was this a "clean hit"? There seems to be considerable debate on this- you make the call.

In any case, you can expect a feisty Game 2 tonight (7pm).  Get here early to check it out!

One last thing: As we hit the month of May and the beautiful weather is upon us, it's going to be weird to see New York City on Memorial Day Weekend without sailors thanks to the cancellation of Fleet Week.  That being said, with New Yorkers being savvy and all, what are the chances of someone doing something about it?  First there was "Santa-Con"... Then there was "Lepre-Con";  Can we say "SAILOR-CON"?  Believe me folks, it would not surprise me to see the city awash in scantily clad sailor wannabes running around the Big Apple to make up for the loss of the real sailors.  I'd bet the farm on it (if I actually had a farm).

The weather gods are blessing us with a great weekend, so take advantage of it and if you are in the neighborhood, join us for some good times, starting with our Cinco de Mayo Happy Hour (Buckets of Corona, 5/$25, $5 Sangria and Avion Espresso Tequila shots, $4 domestic drafts/well drinks, 5-9pm)!


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