Dough worth plenty of dough
This limited-time item at Manila Social Club begs the question, how much is too much to charge for a donut? In collaboration with Patrón tequila, the Brooklyn, N.Y., concept is selling the Patrón Platinum Donut, which contains powdered rose ashes and is dusted with edible silver. The price tag per donut? A meager $150. However, proceeds from its weeklong sale will go to the American Cancer Society, the restaurant says on its website.
Talk show host with a twist
If limes could talk, they’d be unlikely promoters of the margaritas poised to make victims of them and their citrus friends. Yet that’s a point swept aside by this year’s Cinco de Mayo promo from Mexican chain On the Border. The margarita-centric campaign features endorsements from Senor Cinco, a fictional “spokes-lime” and host of the talk show “Squeeze In with Senor Cinco.”
Mingle de Mayo
“No date, no problem” might as well be the Cinco de Mayo philosophy at Rebar, the cocktail lounge located in the Trump International Hotel in Chicago. Customers looking for love can preorder tickets to its “Single de Mayo” event, where they can take advantage of an open bar and small bites, along with free dance lessons from a professional instructor.
A meaty mashup
Not to be outdone by taco and burrito joints, hot dog concept JJ’s Red Hots has taken matters into its own hands, creating a Cinco de Mayo mashup to satisfy fans of taco meat and encased meat alike. The Charlotte, N.C.-based restaurant has debuted the Taco Dog, a hot dog-taco hybrid, as its latest hot dog of the week. The creation features a bacon-wrapped hot dog topped with beans, cheese, salsa, guacamole and chipotle cream, folded inside a flour tortilla.
Calling on el diablo
Taco Bell’s bravest fans are sure to rejoice when the chain Thursday brings back Diablo Sauce, its spiciest hot sauce, which was released for a limited time last May. The sauce’s return was reported by For the Win, the online sports arm of USA Today.
Taco Bell’s Cinco de Mayo campaign will also include a themed Snapchat filter, decorative taco holsters and free delivery in select markets, FTW says.