Hussong’s Cantina & Taqueria will host creepy cocktails, food specials and the Most Interesting Painted Skull Contest in a weekend-long celebration of Dia de los Muertos. The Day of the Dead holiday is celebrated in Mexico for family and friends to remember and celebrate the lives of those who have passed away.
Food and beverage specials will be offered Thursday, October 27 through Monday, October 31 including: Dos Equis pitchers for $18 and Don Julia Blackberry Margaritas served in a skull for $9.95. The Oaxacan style Turkey Tamale, a Mexican dish topped with silky traditional black mole, chile ancho, sour cream, queso fresco, broccoli sprouts and cabbage salad, served with a saffron rice and double fried white beans will be available for $14.95.
The Most Interesting Painted Skull contest will take place on Sunday, October 30. Paint supplies and skulls will be provided to contestants looking to win a handful of “deadly” prizes. The first place winner will receive a helicopter ride over the Grand Canyon for two, second place will receive a Stratosphere SkyJump pass, and third place will receive a zipline ride with Flightlinez down Fremont Street.
The Most Interesting Painted Skull contest will run all day with judging at 7pm. Contestants must be present to win.
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