Keep On (Taco) Trucking to Cinco de Mayo

Less than two weeks now to the May 5 celebration of Mexico’s rebuff of a French invasion led by Napolean in 1862.

This year it falls on a Friday. Nice way to start the weekend.

You could celebrate by eating a Napolean at any number of French bakeries. But here’s another idea:

The Taco Truck—its three brick-and-mortar locations in Hoboken, Morristown and Princeton and its mobile unit (all are BYO)—will give out a free fruit-flavored fresh water (agua fresca) to adults showing up on Cinco de Mayo toting their own tequila.

As to the eats, consider the aguacate tacos (crispy avocado), pollo tacos (grilled chicken) and the berenjena tortas (crisp eggplant sandwich).

–Hoboken: 62 Newark Street, 201-850-1400 thetacotruck.com

–Morristown: 50 Morris Street, 862-260-9300 thetacotruck.com

–Princeton (Princeton Shopping Center), 301 North Harrison Street, 609-580-1384 thetacotruck.com

–Track the Mobile Unit and its menu on Twitter (@thetacotruck), Facebook (facebook.com/thetacotruck), thetacotruck.com or call 201-577-4214.

More in Store:

Tuesday Wine & Bites: Halifax, the restaurant in the W Hotel, 225 River Street in Hoboken, is beginning a new program to make Tuesday evenings special. Wine & Bites will offer tasting pours of five different wines picked to partner with five specially selected small plates. The per-person charge will be $29. Menu and wine selections will change regularly. 201-253-2500 halifaxhoboken.com

Jersey Shore Restaurant Week officially starts Friday, April 21 and continues through Sunday, April 30. This Thursday, April 20, brings the Chefs’ Invitational, a pre-Restaurant Week celebration to be held at Spring Lake Manor. For details, call Jim Flynn at 732-859-5643. A list of participating restaurants can be found at jerseyshorerestaurantweek.com.

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