Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Celebrating Derby de Mayo (Derby + Cinco de Mayo)

My boyfriend Timmy and I had a great Cinco de Mayo / Derby weekend. On Saturday we went to see our friend Richard in the Sherlock Holmes' play "A Study in Scarlet." If you live in the Chicago area, you can see it at the The Athenaeum Theatre through June 1st.




After the play, we went to Cheesie's Pub and Grub so I could try a beer that our friend Kristen (Richard's fiance) loves called "Root beer (beer)"; as you can probably imagine, it is beer that tastes like root beer. I wasn't a big fan of it because it was served too warm for me which made the 10% alcohol more noticeable taste-wise; I did, however, love the strawberry cider Timmy ordered, and I ordered myself a couple after commandeering Timmy's drink.




Cheesie's serves all kinds of awesome grilled cheese sandwiches. I posted about their grilled mac and cheese sandwich last year. The sandwich of the month for May is the "El Jefe" which is (as described on their Facebook page): "cheddar and chihuahua cheese, along with seasoned taco meat, jalapenos, tomatoes, black olives and Fritos... It's grilled, then wrapped in a tortilla, then grilled again." Yes, that's right, a grilled cheese sandwich inside a taco shell! I was seriously skeptical about trying it, and wasn't keen on ordering it, but Timmy wanted to try it, so, I agreed to split it with him. We ordered it without olives, and they forgot the Fritos, but it was still ah-maz-ing. The next time I make tacos I am going to add cream cheese and fresh jalapenos.




Sunday Timmy and I got together with Kristen and Richard again so that we could have a Derby de Mayo celebration (even though the Derby ended the day before). Kristen and I went the Cinco de Mayo route with our outfits, and the guy's went the Derby route (after Richard stole Kristen's hat). You can see my Cindo de Mayo outfit here.




We ate some Mexican food, and the guys made mint juleps from scratch that they were quite excited about.




After eating, we played some Cards Against Humanity and as usual, Cheer Bear played as Rando Cheerrissian. That probably only makes sense to you if you have played the game. Actually, that probably only makes sense if you are us.


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