Let’s be totally honest here. Do you actually know what Cinco de Mayo commemorates? Contrary to popular belief, it’s not Mexico’s Independence Day (that’s September 16). No, Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Mexican victory in the Battle of Puebla in 1862. Now that you’re briefed, get ready to celebrate with some excellent Mexican food and perhaps a cerveza or several. Head on down to Sol Azteca or La Verdad for tacos, tostadas and other treats from south of the border. Once you’ve filled up, head over to your friendly neighborhood bar if you want to keep it mellow or the Cinco de Mayo fiesta at Felt if you don’t. Either way, when the drunk dude next to you tries to tell you it’s Mexican Independence Day, school him.