Or there would be if you had an actual paper calendar and circled things.
But anyway, you’re on high alert: Cinco de Mayo is nigh. And in a dark brick cove way off the grid, somebody’s stocking up on tequila and mezcal...
Behold the decrepit splendor of La Cuevita, an out-of-the-way Mexican hideaway from the owner of Thirsty Crow and Oldfield’s, soft-opening Monday.
This place is way east in Highland Park, which could be a con if you don’t have a house in Highland Park. Or it could be a very distinct pro if 1) you do, or 2) you’ve got a discreet date happening and you’re both in the mood to flee your usual hood for a scruffy, boozy pile of bricks with a couple of dimly lit patios. (You’ve gone much further for a dimly lit patio.)
The three-sided bar curves out amiably to meet you, and you wouldn’t want to be rude—step up amid the open beams and leather stools to order a couple of signature La Cuevitas, made with mezcal, elderflower and ginger beer. And if it’s a warm night and you’re in the aforementioned discreet-date situation, you’ll head through the pair of old wood doors to a little bench under some strung-up lights and flags and sky.
Your general mood lighting of choice.