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As Andy Tarnoff notes in a story this Mexican Dining Week, you don't have to be Mexican to run a great Mexican restaurant. And you sure as heck don't have to be Mexican to enjoy Cinco de Mayo. Firefly Urban Bar & Grill is among the many eateries getting into the spirit this week.
I took the fams to Firefly last night – kids eat free on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, you know – and we learned they have a little Cinco de Mayo celebration going on through Saturday.
In addition to hand-muddled margaritas, you can get $3 Coronas and Pacificos while you await your meals.
On the menu for the celebration are pork carnitas with marinated onions, shredded lettuce and salsa verde; chicken enchiladas with salsa roja, Monterey jack cheese and pico de gallo; and, for dessert, flan with fresh berries and whipped cream.
The two entree specials come with sides of rice and beans. Because the weather's warm, you can enjoy the patio, too, as long as the rain holds off.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he lived until he was 17, Bobby received his BA-Mass Communications from UWM in 1989 and has lived in Walker's Point, Bay View, Enderis Park, South Milwaukee and on the East Side.
He has published three non-fiction books in Italy – including one about an event in Milwaukee history, which was published in the U.S. in autumn 2010. Four more books, all about Milwaukee, have been published by The History Press.
With his most recent band, The Yell Leaders, Bobby released four LPs and had a songs featured in episodes of TV's "Party of Five" and "Dawson's Creek," and films in Japan, South America and the U.S. The Yell Leaders were named the best unsigned band in their region by VH-1 as part of its Rock Across America 1998 Tour. Most recently, the band contributed tracks to a UK vinyl/CD tribute to the Redskins and collaborated on a track with Italian novelist Enrico Remmert.
He's produced three installments of the "OMCD" series of local music compilations for OnMilwaukee.com and in 2007 produced a CD of Italian music and poetry.
In 2005, he was awarded the City of Asti's (Italy) Journalism Prize for his work focusing on that area. He has also won awards from the Milwaukee Press Club.
He can be heard weekly on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee talking about his "Urban Spelunking" series of stories.