Published May 03, 2012
It’s been too long since you were driven in an SUV while being serenaded by a mariachi band. So Friday, tap the sombrero on the Uber app and await your chariot. You’ll be entertained en route, then dropped off with some margarita mix and a piñata. You can take it from there.
The Derby itself: about two minutes. The time you’ll spend enjoying bottomless mint juleps at this Southern brunch: let’s just say more than two minutes. Expect mac and cheese, brisket, biscuits and pecan pie—and a silly amount of silly hats. Yep, two sillys’ worth.
To facilitate your Cinco festivities, Cantina’s opening an hour early, serving tacos and stocking up on insane amounts of mezcal. Yep, you’ll be getting very well-acquainted with tequila’s sexy cousin straight, on the rocks and shaken in margaritas. Here’s to keeping it in the family.
The tailors at Hiras are operating under the premise that if you don’t go to them, they’ll come to you. So they’ve been dispatched from London and Hong Kong to fit you for your next suit, jacket or shirt. It’s time to work on your seersucker for Derby 2013.
Sunday, some time-tested hangover cures from Oaktown are coming to a bar near you. Think: Beauty’s bagels, tacos from El TacoBike, Blue Bottle coffee and beer from Dying Vines and Linden Street—all at Dear Mom. Consider yourself cured.