Things to do for May 03, 2012

The Weekender

Tacopalooza, the Derby and Fried Brisket Pies

If you love the weekend, set it free.

Thursday
Brisket. Fried. And in a Pie.
PIE CHART

Brisket. Fried. And in a Pie.

You’re familiar with Baker’s Ribs: the massive racks, the juicy sauce, the mountainous pile of wet-naps. Well, they’ve actually moved into some new Deep Ellum digs and they’ve got a new pie on the menu. A fried brisket pie. Bet you didn’t see that one coming.

Friday
A Mariachi Band and Some Margaritas
DE DAY

A Mariachi Band and Some Margaritas

The guys at Jorge’s are throwing a massive Cinco de Mayo soiree on their patio this weekend. What they have in store: $5 ’ritas, plenty of queso and a real live mariachi band. Also, at some point, a flash mob. Let that be your cue to exit.

May 4, 5-9pm; May 5, 11am-10:30pm; May 6, 11am-9pm; Jorge’s, 1722 Routh St, 214-720-2211

Saturday
This... Is Tacopalooza
SHELL SHOCK

This... Is Tacopalooza

Imagine Woodstock. Now, imagine Woodstock but for tacos. That’s Tacopalooza. Some of the city’s best seasoned beef and corn tortilla purveyors (Velvet Taco, Rusty Taco and Shooters) have gathered at Bryan Street Tavern for this momentous occasion. Also, Samuel Caldwell’s Revenge will be on stage to perform. Expect peace, love and shredded lettuce.

A Triple Crown–Worthy Derby Fete
HOMESTRETCH

A Triple Crown–Worthy Derby Fete

Jockey silks: dry-cleaned. Trifecta bet: placed. Stupid hat: avoided. Now, for your watch party... Sissy’s. They’ll be pouring mint juleps and Kentucky punch (like Hawaiian, but punchier). We suggest arriving early and claiming a seat in their scotch room. Think of it like a more velvety grandstand.

May 5, 4-7pm, Sissy’s, 2929 Henderson Ave, 214-827-9900

Sunday
Sunday Brunching Comes to Oak
OAK JOB

Sunday Brunching Comes to Oak

So, yes, it’s going to be a pretty big drinking weekend. Which means, come Sunday, you’re going to require both brunch and Advil. Here to help with the former: Oak. They’ll be debuting a brunch menu that features foodstuffs like baguette french toast made with brûléed bananas and Grand Marnier. Better make it a double.

Sundays, 10am-2pm, Oak, 1628 Oak Lawn Ave, 214-712-9700

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