Summer on a Stick and in a Straw

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Grub learns that Astoria Mex specialist Pachanga Patterson is about to make its backyard even more appealing by adding a bar, the Icebox, specializing in frozen margaritas, ice pops, and raspados (shaved ice) in seasonal flavors. The Icebox will ring in Cinco de Mayo with pineapple-chile-powder raspados and grapefruit-ginger-honey and avocado-jalapeño-lime ice pops — the treats are $3 to $4 apiece (free from 6 to 7 p.m.), with the option to spike raspados with rum. Fresh-fruit margaritas will be five bucks all day and infused tequilas will go for $2.