Derby time

It’s Kentucky Derby time, so put on your best oversized hat and Southern attire and head to Bub City Rosemont on Saturday, May 4, for fun festivities. Dine on Hot Brown Sandwiches while sipping on a Mint Julep or a Mega Mint Julep while watching the famous horse races happening in Louisville, Kentucky, Saturday afternoon. Expect lots of Derby swag. Bub City is at 5441 Park Place, Rosemont, (847) 261-0399 or

Beatrix in Oak Brook will be serving up margaritas for Cinco de Mayo.

Cinco de Mayo

Beatrix: How does a pineapple-habanero margarita and endless visits to the chilaquiles bar (featuring scrambled eggs, Baja chicken, spicy red salsa, Chihuahua cheese, guacamole and more) sound? All that is only $15 on Cinco de Mayo. Or round out the holiday with spicy chicken tinga, green chile enchiladas and the mezcal punch made with Ilegal Joven Mezcal and pomegranate cassis syrup. Beatrix is at 272 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook, (630) 491-1415 or

Tokio Pub will be serving $1 tacos for two hours Sunday for Cinco de Mayo.

Tokio Pub: $1 tacos! But, the catch is they’re only available from noon to 1 p.m. and 8 to 9 p.m. Sunday, May 5. Pair a sesame chicken taco, steak taco, nacho taco, crying tiger shrimp taco or crispy fish taco with a half-off signature margarita such as the yuzu margarita, rising sun margarita or mule-garita. The margarita specials will be available all day. Tokio Pub is at 1900 E. Higgins Road, Schaumburg, (847) 278-5181 or

Shaw’s Shaumburg: Head to the Oyster Bar from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, May 5, for Cinco de Mayo deals. For $17 each, nosh on the crispy fish tacos (made with beer-battered fish and topped with chipotle rémoulade, cilantro and tomatillo salsa) or the char-glazed fish tacos. Quench your thirst with cocktails such as micheladas, watermelon margaritas and champagne margaritas for $6. Shaw’s is at 1900 E. Higgins Road, Schaumburg, (847) 517-2722 or