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Olé All Day! HHH Brunch Series: {Cinco de Mayo Fiesta} Recap

Every few years, the stars align to form one of the greatest drinking days of the year. This year, May 5th was not only Cinco de Mayo celebrations, but the also the Kentucky Derby; otherwise known as Drinco de Derby. We decided to pregame our Mint Juleps with our first ever Hoboken Happy Hours Brunch Series, Cinco De Mayo Fiesta at The Shepherd & the Knucklehead. The brunch series brought us THREE HOURS of unlimited food and drinks, and you best believe we took advantage!

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The Eats

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How often do we get blessed with ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT brunch? Um, never! We ordered everything on the menu which included:

  • Breakfast Tacos with scrambled egg, jalapeño and chedder cheese topped with pico de gallo and cilantro sour cream
  • Brunch Quesadilla with Pork Poutine, scrambled eggs and cheddar cheese topped with pepper and onion
  • Ham & Cheese French Toast Sandwich with fried egg, American cheese and side of maple syrup
  • Garden Wrap with seasonal vegetables, egg whites, fresh mozzarella cheese and Sriracha cream sauce

Best part of all? UNLIMITED brunch sides, like bacon, sausage and home fries!

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My personal struggle is always savory vs sweet. But you know what? Hoboken Happy Hours and The Shepherd & the Knucklehead had my back. I had both the deliciously melty French Toast Sandwich and Breakfast Tacos. Oh! And I supplemented rounds of drinks with bacon palate cleansers. It’s fine, I don’t have to be in a bathing suit in a few weeks.

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The Drinks

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Not only did The Shep provide the Cinco staples – Margaritas and Coronas, but they had free-flowing Mimosas, Sangria, Bloody Marys, Bloody Marias, as well as draft beer. The bartenders even started making pitchers just to keep up with our thirsty party-goers.

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Obviously, I had to sample everything. Bloody Mary is my usual brunch companion, but a Bloody Maria? Ole! Let me tell you, their mix is spicy! Perfect combo. The rest of my day was alternating the margaritas and red sangria. Have I mentioned I am indecisive?

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The Party

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What’s a party without a theme? The HHH squad deck’ed out the restaurant with the SO MANY fun decorations. We had photo booth props, tiny sombreros, beads, mustaches and mini maracas (which in my party state I kept referring to as macarenas?)

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Towards the end, there was less and eating and more drinking. We had much fun dancing and taking photos – so many boomerangs! I honestly did not want it to end. Make sure you follow @hobohappyhours to get the inside scoop on our next HHH Brunch Series.

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Written by Krista Behr

A tri-state native and Hoboken resident of 3 years, Krista has made it her mission to leave her mark on all the photo booths in town. A pop culture fanatic, you can always count on her to know the name of that guy who starred in that movie…on the Disney channel…15 years ago. Krista is constantly trying to find the balance between answering FOMO’s siren call and her inner desire to binge-watch the latest show for 18 hours straight. Similar to Starburst, she is a walking contradiction.