Remember when we told you about the special appetizers that Pepe’s had developed for its 40th anniversary? Well, turns out that was only the tip of the iceberg. The majority of the giant mass of snow and frozen water will take the form of a birthday bash tonight on the grounds of the Hickory Hills Pepe’s at 8128 W 95th St.
It’s called “Salsa Under the Stars,” which is both frightening and not bloody likely - it’s forecast to be cloudy with occasional thunderstorms this evening. But anyway, the party is free to the public from 6:30pm-10pm, and involves food from the restaurant, Corona beer, and music courtesy of the Mambo Allstars (to facilitate the salsa-ing). Pepe’s is also giving away a vacation to Mexico, and if that’s not enough, WLS-AM’s Jerry Agar will be broadcasting live from hoedown. AM radio!
We cannot even begin to speculate about what kind of crowd this party will draw, but it’ll probably be funnier than television. ¡Feliz cumpleaños, Pepe!
Pepe’s [Official Site]
[Photo: and if you squint, you can see Pepe himself!]