The Daily Shortlist May 5

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Location: Park Slope, Brooklyn
Bands: Cinco de Mayo
Show time: 8 PM
Venue: Southpaw
Food: Chiles & Chocolate Oaxacan Kitchen
Drink: The Gate
Miscellaneous: Brooklyn Superhero Supply Co.

Happy Cinco de Mayo! Like you need an excuse you party? Well if you do, then this one is good. This Cinco de Mayo party at Southpaw feature the bands One Ring Zero, Gato Loco, and DJ Olivier Conan from Chicha Libre and Las Rubias Del Norte, all great South American influenced bands. Speaking of South America, ever have Oaxacan food? Chiles & Chocolate serves up some fantastic, not exactly Mexican food. Try the smoky flavored Mole Negro, one of the best mole sauces I’ve had in NYC. Before leaving, you must try one of the hot chocolates like the Chiles Y Chocolate. A hint of chipotle without too much heat is a nice kick start for the night. The Gate is a great Park Slope bar with excellent beers on tap and a outdoor courtyard to chill. If time permits, you must, and I mean MUST go to the Brooklyn Superhero Supply Co., a non-profit organization that helps kids with their writing, that’s fronted by a store selling super powers.

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