Dining With Denise Neil

Cinco De Mayo: Cheap Corona for all

Tomorrow is Cinco De Mayo, an annual excuse to eat fajitas, drown margaritas and fiesta through the night.

Several local restaurants and bars are putting on Cinco De Mayo parties and offering Mexican specials.

Here's a guide to where to some of the places you can spend your May 5. Let me know if I’m missing someone…

Cinco De Vino Wine Tasting and Mexican Food Fiesta: The YMCA is raising money for its Strong Kids campaign with a wine and Mexican food party at Rock Island Studios, 338 N. Mead. Food will be provided by Abuelo's, and tickets are $35 by calling 316-264-4066, extension 223, or $40 at the door. Also, $15 designated driver tickets are available. The party is from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Carlos O' Kelly's, several Wichita locations: The local chain says Cinco De Mayo is its busiest day of the year and is offering 1/2 price house margaritas all day, meaning a full size is $2.50. A Cinco Sampler is $9.99, and chili con queso is $1.50. The restaurant also will be giving away T-shirts, hats, maracas and more.

Felipe's at 21st and Woodlawn is offering its third annual Cinco De Mayo party, which will include $3 Coronas, $5 margaritas, $3 Bud Lights and more.

Heroes, 117 N. Mosley: The recently overhauled bar will offer $2 Coronas, $3 Cuervo Silver shots and will feature its soon-to-debut white queso with tri-colored chips. The Cuervo "Shot Girls" will vista the bar at 9 p.m.

Abuelo's, 1413 N. Waterfront Parkway: The restaurant will offer $5 "Mexican Flag" margaritas, beer specials and free shakers and shot glasses to early margarita orderers. Diners also can find food specials from 3 to 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. to close in the bar and patio areas.