The Hamptons season doesn't officially begin for about three more weeks, but you can get an early start this weekend at one of the handful of Cinco De Mayo events/specials scheduled for the big day. Here's a quick rundown of the May 5th festivities.
What: Yappy Hour At Foody's
When: 3:30pm - 6pm
Details: Got a canine and the dog park's gotten boring? You're in luck! Foody's is throwing their first "Yappy Hour" of the season on Saturday. There will be "delectable appetizers" for your four-legged friends, food and drink specials for the humans, pet adoption from Last Chance Rescue, and the opportunity to "Ask The Trainer" all your dog-related questions.
What: Cinco De Mayo Celebration At Hampton Library
When: 2pm - 4pm
Details: If you've got kids and need to win some parent points, consider taking them to Hampton Library in Bridgehampton this Saturday. There will be Mexican crafts, a piñata, food, readings and, at 3:00, the local Tenochtitlan Dance Group, dancing on the back deck.
What: Cinco De Mayo Taco Party
When: All day, but it must be ordered in advance
Details: If you don't feel like dealing with the crowds, but still want to celebrate May 5th, La Fondita's got a catering package just for you. For $66.50 you get: A large order of tortilla ships, a medium pico de gallo (fresh salsa), a medium guacamole, a 1/2 pint of 3 fillings - beef, chicken and pork (enough for fifteen tacos), tortillas, onion and cilantro garnish and lime wedges. Just pick up some tequila and you're in business. Call (631) 267-8800 to reserve your package.
What: Specials At Navy Beach
When: noon to 5pm
Details: Though they've just opened for the season, Navy Beach is already bringing the deals. Saturday afternoon, stop by the bar where they'll be offering a trio of fish tacos with pico de gallo and lime crema with a Corona ($15) or with a margarita ($20).
What: Cinco De Mayo At Phao
When: 10:30pm - close
Details: While it might seem a little strange that Sag Harbor's Thai place is throwing an event to celebrate Mexican heritage and pride, we can't find fault with drink specials all night long. Add a DJ and no cover to the mix and you'll almost forget your in an establishment that serves up curry and drunken noodles.