Cinco de Mayo will be an understated affair this year. You’re not likely to find yourself on a crowded patio sharing pitchers of margaritas with friends.
But you can still capture that “south of the border” spirit. We’re starting a list of whatever Cinco deals we can find, many of them for food delivery.
Some of these deals either require or recommend pre-ordering, so don’t delay!
We’ll keep adding to the list as more deals and events pop up.
Cinco in Bag from On the Border
For $25, you can get this fun meal package — available for delivery or take-out. Note that pickup options vary by location, and some locations may still be closed.
It includes a taco family meal with all the usual fixings, rice, beans, a bowl of queso, chips, and five souvenir Cinco cups plus more swag (while supplies last).
You can also add alcohol, dessert, or more food to your bag for an additional charge.
Pre-order now for pickup on May 5th.
The taco family meal is usually $35, so this is a steal!
Altisimo Live! virtual festival
Altísimo Live! is a Latin music and pop culture festival, in support of farm workers. It will be live-streamed on Tuesday, May 5th.
Join celebrities like Eva Longoria, Enrique Santos, Luis Fonsi, Marc Anthony, and more.
According to the website, the live stream will include:
a jam-packed day of at-home, all-star performances, celebrity activations, comedy skits, and much more.
The “tailgate begins at 1 p.m., and the main festival begins at 5 p.m.
There are multiple ways to watch the live stream, including Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Periscope, and Twitch.
Free queso and free delivery from Chipotle
To celebrate the holiday on May 5, Chipotle will be offering free Queso Blanco — just use the promo code QUESO55.
The chain is extending its FREE delivery offer through May 10. The offer is good on any order of $10 or more that you place via the Chipotle app or Chipotle.com.
Bartaco’s all-day virtual celebration and taco kits
Bartaco is bringing a Cinco de Mayo celebration to your home on Tuesday, May 5th, 2020.
The all-day festivities will be streamed on the Bartaco Instagram page, and include a wide range of entertainment.
Here’s the schedule:
- 10am – yoga class with Leti Lopez of @bringitomyoga_
- 12pm – craft time with Paper Souce
- 2pm – guacamole demo with Chef Jared
- 4pm – margarita demo with Lauren, Manager at North Hills
- 5pm – barry’s bootcamp class with Donte Harris of @barrysbootcamp
- 6pm – live music with Alex Tuohey aka @alexander2e
- 8pm – live DJ set with DJ Darth Fader @djdarthfader
Make the celebration extra-tasty by ordering bartaco’s Cinco kit. You’ll need to order head, with the last day for orders being May 4th. All Cinco kits will be ready for pick-up at your designated time.
Cinco kits from Hampton + Hudson
This is a fun idea!
The food kits are available for pickup or delivery.
Beverage kits are pickup only.
The Barbacoa Taco Kit is $50 and serves 4 people. It includes includes Tecate braised beef brisket, corn tortillas, and fixings that include queso fresco, chipotle lime crema, salsa verde, pico de gallo, and lime.
You can pair the taco kit it with chips & guac ($10), cilantro lime rice ($5), and black beans ($5).
The Michelada Kit is $25. It features a six-pack of Tecate wit
h bloody mary mix, tabasco, pickled veggies, and meat stick straws.
The H+H House Margarita Mix & Maracas Kit is $20. It includes a gallon margarita mix made with lime, orange, grapefruit, and simple syrup – just add your own liquor!
Reserve your kit by pre-ordering by 5 p.m. on Friday, May 1st (email [email protected])
Take-out from Yumbii
The taco shop is offering a pick-up and delivery menu (here) of tacos, bowls, burritos, chips, and more. There are also large-portion family style items, including Family Taco Packages and Taco Casserole.
Plus, Yumbii adds one complimentary roll of toilet paper to each order!
You can even have the Yumbii food truck come to your neighborhood.
Virtual happy hour and cocktail kits from Bahama Breeze
Enjoy a virtual happy hour concert via Facebook Live at 5 p.m. on May 5 at Facebook.com/BahamaBreeze.
To help you get in the spirit, Bahama Breeze is offering two quarts of batched Classic Margaritas, each serving up to 10 drinks, for $25.
Or celebrate with a Classic Margarita At-Home Cocktail Kit, providing all of the essentials to handcraft the perfect cocktail—including mixers, recipe, and a whole bottle of tequila—pouring up to 17 servings for $39.99.
Classic Margaritas are also available to go in single servings. To place an order, visit BahamaBreeze.com.
Take-out and margaritas to go from Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen
Get a Texas Margarita to go for just $4.99, featuring the restaurant’s signature margarita mix and tequila.
You can pair the cocktail with Cheddar’s takeout menu or Family Bundles starting at $19.99, featuring heaping portions of favorite entrées, side dishes, and Honey Butter Croissants.
To view the menu, visit Cheddars.com and call the restaurant to place an order for curbside pickup.
Tequila & take-out from LongHorn Steakhouse
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo by ordering tequila to go, along with your favorite juicy steak.
Choose one liter of tequila or other liquor to take home, starting at $25.
You can also can add a ready-to-grill, quality steak from the LongHorn Steak Shop starting at $6 per steak — or opt for a fully-cooked Family Meal Deal.
To order for curbside pickup, visit LongHornSteakhouse.com.
Margaritas and take-out from Yard House
Yard House is offering two types of margaritas available to go, for just $6 each.
- House Margarita — made with Chavo Malo Tequila Blanco, Triple Sec, citrus agave
- Salted Watermelon Margarita — made with El Jimador Silver Tequila, citrus agave, Cointreau, watermelon puree and lime.
To view the menu and place an order, visit YardHouse.com.
Take-out and delivery from various restaurants
These are a few of the Atlanta restaurants offering carryout and delivery:
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Let’s face it, there are not a lot of scenic drives near Atlanta. You generally have to spend over an hour in the car heading toward the mountains to find scenic views. And that’s what makes the South Fulton Scenic Byway such a hidden treasure.
This scenic drive is a 29-mile loop in South Fulton County, near the Coweta County line. It’s just 16 miles south of the airport, making it easily accessible for many intown and south-side residents who have a longer drive to the North Georgia mountains.
The South Fulton Scenic Byway has been called the loneliest road in metro Atlanta — although the loop is actually made up of four roads.
- Cochran Mill Road
- Hutchenson Ferry Road
- Campbellton Redwine Road
- Cedar Grove Road
We’ve included turn-by-turn directions for enjoying the Byway, just below.
What to expect along the way
We drove the South Fulton Scenic Byway drive slowly on an April afternoon, with the windows down and the sunroof open. It was so peaceful and isolated that it was hard to believe we were still in Fulton County. The only sounds were birdsong and the trees rustling in the breeze. Whenever we had a car behind us, we’d pull onto the shoulder or a gravel path, to let it pass.
The Byway loop passes by open woodlands, fields and pastures, ponds, patches of roadside wildflowers, and charming country homes with wide porches.
Along the way, you’ll see horses, family farms with painted signs, huge granite outcrops, stone walls and split rail fences, barns and tiny churches, rushing creeks, and the occasional chipmunk scurrying across the road.
You’ll come across unpaved gravel roads with names like Steed Rd. and Brazell Rd. that you can turn down and explore if you dare.
You’ll even find a little history, in the form of a roadside cemetery. Many of the scattered headstones are now illegible, but others mark the final resting place of veterans from both World Wars.
If you go around the loop clockwise, as we did, you’ll see the inevitable McMansion toward the end of the route (on Cedar Grove Rd.) — but in general, these roads are undeveloped.
Amazingly, you won’t see any commercial establishments along the way (with the exception of the tiny Smith’s Grocery in Rico, Georgia, which you can see from the Byway loop). You’ll also pass by a back gate to the Serenbe development and farm.
You also won’t find any bathrooms — so plan your liquid intake accordingly! It’s possible you could find a secluded spot in the woods to take care of things, BUT much of the land is marked as private property with No Trespassing signs, and you should respect that.
When you look across a green field and spot a live tiger resting in the dappled shade at the edge of the woods, your heart may stop for a second. Ours did. Someone has quite the sense of humor, apparently! They positioned the life-size tiger for maximum impact when seen from a distance.
How to get there
The South Fulton Scenic Byway does NOT show up as a destination on Google Maps.
However, you could set Cochran Mill Park as your destination — that gets you to Cochran Mill Road, which is part of the Byway loop. But, we think you’ll prefer coming in on Rivertown Road, which has its own gorgeous scenic views. (See our directions, below.)
Also, the Georgia Dept of Transportation website gives general instructions that get you to the Byway from various directions.
We’ve written out turn-by-turn directions to help you navigate. These go around the loop clockwise, but you could reverse that if you’d rather navigate on your own.
If you’re coming from the north, as we were:
- Take I-85 South, past the airport
- Take EXIT 69 for South Fulton Parkway and the GA-14 Spur
- Keep LEFT at the fork and follow the signs for S. Fulton Pkwy & GA-14
- Travel about 9 miles on S. Fulton Pkway (you’ll be heading southwest)
- Turn RIGHT on Rivertown Road
- Turn SHARP LEFT on Cochran Mill Rd (this puts you on the Byway loop, going clockwise)
- Turn RIGHT on Hutchesons Ferry Rd.
- Turn RIGHT on Campbellton Redwine Rd (GA-70)
- Continue on GA-70 as it becomes Cedar Grove Rd.
- Turn RIGHT on Cochran Mill Rd — this takes you back to where you started the loop from Rivertown Rd.
SEE OUR MARKED-UP MAP, BELOW.
If you’re coming from the south:
Take I-85 to Exit 56, and follow GDOT’s directions to the Byway — then choose a direction to circle the loop.
If you’re coming from I-20
Use Exit 49 and follow GDOT’s directions to the Byway — then choose a direction to circle the loop.
The map below is courtesy of the Georgia Dept. of Transportation. We found it a little confusing, because it doesn’t show any of the crossroads or where the loop is in relation to the highway. So we marked it up a bit — you can see approximately where Rivertown Road hits the Byway, and we’ve added clockwise arrows to help you navigate.
Cochran Mill Park
The South Fulton Scenic Byway passes right through Cochran Mill Park, and you could stop to explore the trails if the scenic views make you restless.
The park includes over 20 miles of mixed-use trails, multiple waterfalls, fields and streams, stunning vistas, granite outcrops, wildflowers, native azaleas and mountain laurel, and the ruins of three historic mills.
You’ll also find Cochran Mill Nature Center on the premises.
There is a parking fee of $5 for the park and nature center.
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