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Since it’s hard to keep track of what day it is, you gotta love a holiday with the date in the name. That’s right, Cinco de Mayo is tomorrow and we’ve got some ideas on how to celebrate.

In this edition of The Post Up, we’re taking a look at people and communities stepping up to make Cinco de Mayo special for local restaurants. Plus when you get to the end, there’s a special promo code just for you.

List time
Quick Bites
  • You’re Invited to a Fiesta: Tune in tomorrow to Altísimo Live—a music fest in support of immigrant farmworkers featuring Eva Longoria, J Balvin, Steve Aoki, and more.

  • Tequila, We Love You: But we love mezcal too. Ooh and look, Mexican whiskey!

  • Share a Sub: Place a $15+ order from Subway this week and we’ll donate a 6-inch sub to nurses on the frontlines.

  • Pull Up. Rock Out. Live music is back in Denmark and Lithuania...but you might want to clean out your car first.

  • From HQ to Drive Thru: Taco Bell’s headquarters in Irvine, CA added a drive thru that can accommodate semi-trucks and large essential vehicles that are still on the road.

  • Guac Like the Pros: Learn how to make guacamole at home from the reigning guac champ: Chipotle’s Executive Chef Chad.

  • Thank U, Next Answer: This poor guy confused Ariana Grande for Janet Jackson on Jeopardy! and it will never not be funny.

May the 4th be With You
Not That Long Ago in a Room Next To The One You Are In Now
We’re assuming that’s where you’ve currently been binging Star Wars movies, but we could be wrong. One thing’s certain: May 4th is Star Wars Day and people are taking the celebration pretty seriously.

For starters, Disney+ is making their catalog complete by adding the 9th film in the franchise, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, to their streaming platform today. They’re also releasing Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian which is a docuseries that goes behind the scenes of the show that made Baby Yoda a star.

Speaking of the cutest being in the galaxy, there are a bevvy of toys with his face on it being released today. From figurines to plushes to waffle makers (yes, you read that right), the Baby Yoda trend is still in full swing.

But our favorite Star Wars story of the moment has to be this bizarre tale of special Coke bottles specifically made to sell at the Galaxy’s Edge theme park popping up in Alabama. The employees have no idea how they got there and some superfans drove hours just to pick up a case. Random accident or the force at work? We’ll never know.
Taco Tuesday
As if you Need an Excuse to Eat Tacos
Taco Tuesday and Cinco de Mayo are joining forces this year. Cinco de Mayo is a celebration of Mexican heroship and yes, Taco Tuesday is a thing that happens every week, but it’s still a big deal. So what we’re saying is, if you don’t eat tacos on Cinco de Mayo, you’re going to regret it.

If you don’t already have a local spot you love, don’t worry. Because we have a few taco places we’ve been meaning to recommend:

First up is Cinco de Mayo Mexican Restaurant in Nashville, TN. Yes, this Mexican restaurant loves Cinco so much, they named themselves after it. Go ahead and get a Cinco de Mayo Combination with 1 taco, 1 enchilada and 1 burrito. Because you deserve to have it all.

In LA, Mezcalero has a Taco & Cocktail Package you won’t be able to resist. Choose between six different tequila drinks (we like the Pepiño Margarita) to go alongside your 8 tacos. You can pick a different protein for each or just go with Al Pastor across the board.

Then make a stop at Lucha Libre Gourmet Tacos in San Diego. Fun fact: Mole is the official dish of Cinco de Mayo. Here you have to try the Mole Taco Box, plus the Squash Tacos are always a hit with vegetarians.
Delivery Deals
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From burritos to lettuce wraps, we always have great deals for you. Check out what these restaurants are offering and open up Postmates to order:
  • El Pollo Loco: Free Delivery on orders $10 (discount applies at checkout)

  • Pei Wei: Free Delivery on every order (discount applies at checkout)

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Everyone’s A Chef
You’ve Already Mastered Boiling Water
Mendocino Farms Curried Couscous
Your kitchen. You know it well. It’s that place you used to avoid at all costs and now visit more times a day than you can count. And hey, if you’re spending more time in there, you might as well learn how to cook something delicious.

Whether boxed mac and cheese is your idea of a culinary masterpiece or you’ve already mastered ‘The Stew’, we want you to look like a seasoned pro in the kitch. So we’ve teamed up with one of our favorite restaurants (Mendocino Farms) to teach you how to make one of their most famous dishes (Curried Couscous). Just follow the recipe and you’ll be enjoying couscous on the couch in no time.

When you’re ready to expand your repertoire, check out these 10 cookbooks from around the globe with gorgeous photos and recipes from Mexico to France and beyond. Then take a vacation to your kitchen.
Welcome Distractions
It’s Getting Hot in Here
Spicy food. You either love it, hate it, or always keep a cup of milk handy when you order extra jalapeños on your burrito.

In today’s Welcome Distraction, we want you to guess how many hot peppers are in these milk jugs. Oh, did we mention we’re giving out prizes to the people who guess the closest? To be in the running, head on over to our Instagram and leave a comment with your guess.
Last Welcome Distractions Answer:
1. Size of the rice 2. Sauces swapped 3. Naan size 4. Naan reflection 5. Sauce color 6. Disappearing peanut 7. Chicken piece in the center
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