Saturday, May 4, 2013
What is Cinco de Mayo if not permission to hold a party?
Here's a roundup of fiestas in Royal Oak this weekend that include Mexican food, drinks and activities for adults and children, too. Cinco de Mayo commemorates the victory of the Mexican militia over the French army in 1862. Dance lessons and a DJ are set for Saturday and Sunday at Camelia’s, located at 1304 E 11 Mile Rd. Sunday will also be a Family Fun Day with a balloon clown, face painters, a pinata and a moonwalk for the kids. More information Say "si" to tequila tastings and DJ Tom Keeling at Tequila Blue on Sunday. The Reefermen perform at 7 p.m. at 526 Main's Cinco de Mayo celebration. More information The party starts at 1 p.m. Sunday on all three floors at Woody’s Diner, 208 W. Fifth Avenue. Six DJs, a fiesta rooftop and live …
Monday, June 18, 2012
Tequila Blue/526 Main donate proceeds from a Cinco de Mayo celebration to the ROOTS foundation to enrich the quality of life in Royal Oak.
A downtown bar presented a big check to Royal Oak Opportunity to Serve (ROOTS) at Monday night's City Commission meeting. Andrea Makar from ROOTS accepted a check for $4,000, proceeds from a Cinco de Mayo celebration, from Josh Baker, the general manager of 526 Main/Tequila Blue. ROOTS' mission is to encourage philanthropy, strengthen the spirit of the community and enrich the quality of life in Royal Oak. "We are earmarking this money to seed a large event we have planned for next May for safety and park improvements," Makar said as she accepted the check. On May 4-5, Tequila Blue fenced off the parking lot at the corner of Sixth and Center streets and set up a large tent for a fiesta that included a pig roast and live music for adults …
Saturday, May 5, 2012
Upload your Cinco de Mayo photos to share with the Patch community.
It's Cinco de Mayo – a celebration of the May 5, 1862, Battle of Puebla, in which outnumbered Mexican troops defeated French soldiers. The day is steeped in lessons of history and freedom, but it's become an unofficial holiday reserved for celebrating Mexican culture, food, margaritas and cervezas. If you're out and about in Royal Oak and take some Cinco de Mayo photos, please feel free to upload them to our gallery. Click here for a list of Cinco de Mayo events around town this weekend.
Friday, May 4, 2012
Saturday is Cinco de Mayo but on Friday afternoon one gets a sense of the celebration to come.
A quick drive around downtown Royal Oak and one wonders if we shouldn't rename it Mexico City for the weekend. There are tents set up, margarita glasses waiting to be filled, Jacque's Taco and El Guapo food trucks are parked at the farmers market and Maya and Miquel have been spotted posing for pictures. Here's a reminder of what's happening this weekend: 4-9 p.m. Friday The Royal Oak Farmers Market, along with Camp Casey and PBS television are set to celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a Mexican Fiesta Family Celebration at the market on Friday. Kids will enjoy meeting PBS favorites Maya & Miguel, bouncers, moonwalk, face painting, interactive games and a showing of the Academy Award-winning movie Rango will start at 7 p.m. Mom and Dad can enjoy…
'Avocados are a good source of fiber, potassium, vitamin C, vitamin K, folate and vitamin B6,' Beaumont dietitian Silvia Veri said.
You can almost taste the tacos and smell the spicy salsa just thinking about Cinco de Mayo, a day many will celebrate Mexican heritage and culture. But you don’t have to be Mexican to participate in festivities or to enjoy the delicious food. On this day, Americans will use 81 million pounds of avocados in their Cinco de Mayo meals – that is 162 million individual pieces of this delicious green fruit, according to the California Avocado Commission. Guacamole, made predominantly of avocados, is a popular food people eat on this cheerful holiday. “Avocados are a good source of fiber, potassium, vitamin C, vitamin K, folate and vitamin B6,” said Silvia Veri, a registered dietitian and nutrition supervisor at Royal Oak Beaumont’s Weight …
There are at least six celebrations in Royal Oak this weekend that include Mexican food, drinks and activities for adults and children, too. From PBS favorites Maya & Miguel and piñatas, to salsa lessons, strolling mariachis and margaritas, there is somet
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
There is something for everyone as Royal Oak hosts many fiestas this weekend while raising money for charity in the process.
What is Cinco de Mayo if not permission to hold a party? Cinco de Mayo commemorates the victory of the Mexican militia over the French army in 1862. There are at least six celebrations in Royal Oak this weekend that include Mexican food, drinks and activities for adults and children, too. From PBS favorites Maya & Miguel and piñatas, to salsa lessons, strolling mariachis and margaritas, there is something for todo el mundo (everyone)! 4-9 p.m. Friday The Royal Oak Farmers Market, along with Camp Casey and PBS television are set to celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a Mexican Fiesta Family Celebration at the market on Friday. Kids will enjoy meeting PBS favorites Maya & Miguel, bouncers, moonwalk, face painting, interactive games and a showing of…
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
City Commissioners approve a special event permit as the Mexican day of celebration grows in Royal Oak.
Add Fifth Avenue to the list of Royal Oak establishments hosting a Cinco de Mayo celebration. Calling himself a copycat philanthropist, Anthony Yezbick, manager of Fifth Avenue, said when he learned Tequila Blue was hosting a May 5 party to raise money for Royal Oak Opportunity to Serve (ROOTS) he wanted his bar to be involved. “Candidly, we pay attention to what’s going on,” Yezbick said. “We thought it’s a really good idea what’s going on May 5 and we wanted to participate and make a positive contribution.” Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Mexican army's 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War. But north of the border, it is celebrated with much more fervor north of the border with fiestas. City …
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Special event permits are approved for three Cinco de Mayo celebrations in Royal Oak.
What is Cinco de Mayo for a Mexican restaurant if not permission to hold a party? Monday night, city commissioners approved special event permits for Camelia’s Authentic Mexican Grill, Tequila Blue and The Social Connection. All three plan to hold Cinco de Mayo celebrations in Royal Oak. Cinco de Mayo commemorates the victory of the Mexican militia over the French army in 1862. 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. May 4 -5; 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. May 6 Camelia’s will set up two small tents with tables and seating for 20 on the northeast corner of the restaurant, giving patrons the opportunity to enjoy outdoor dining and beverages at its Cinco de Mayo celebration. Strolling mariachis will perform both inside Camelia’s Mexican Grill as well as outside. 5 p.m. – …
Thursday, May 5, 2011
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The warm weather is on its way and downtown Royal Oak opened up its patios for the approaching summer. To celebrate warmer days, here's a few things going on this weekend promising a fun evening. 1. SALSA BASH 2011 Where/when: Sangria & Sky Club, 401 S. Lafayette Thursday 8 p.m., 21 and up Why go: It's a Cinco de Mayo celebration at Sangria & the Sky Bar. Come get your Salsa dance on! There will be gift giveaways and a lot of drink specials. Pricing: Free 2. KATHLEEN MADIGAN Where/when: Mark Ridley's Comedy Castle, 310 S. Troy St; Thursday 8 p.m. Why go: Kathleen Madigan has appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Late Show with David Letterman and recently completed writing, producing and performing on The Root of All Evil for …