Leave it to the Cajuns to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. On May 5, 1862, the Mexicans defeated the French at the Mexican Battle of Puebla. For more on this battle, click here. A very forgiving group or is the Cajun love of a good party what turns any occasion into a shin-dig ? You tell me. We gladly and willingly joined the Cinco de Mayo celebration at Agave's Mexican Grill and Cantina, in dowtown Lafayette. Their Margaritas were excellent and were on sale, at that. After toasting to the underdogs, ("Long Live the French") we decided to order some of the fabulous food that was all around us. And since I love Mexican food, I decided to order one of my favorite items on the menu. The Fiesta Salad was divine and so colorful and appetizing.
After we ate, some friends called to say that they were at another Cinco de Mayo party at Serrano's Salsa Company and wanted us to join them. There was a Cajun band playing under a big tent, on the restaurant parking lot. It was Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys who have been nominated for several Grammy awards and are considered one of the best Cajun bands in the world. The mood was electrified and the party was just beginning. We had an absolute blast ! Let the Good Times Roll, Let em' Roll, Let em' Roll !
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