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  • Casco Antiguo Invokes Spirited Day of the Dead 10.24.16

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    The best of Mexican traditions come together on Tuesday, Nov. 1 at Pioneer Square’s restaurant and cantina, Casco Antiguo, for a memorable Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration! Plan on a celebration filled with feasts for the eyes and appetite.

    A special menu of food and drink is planned, ranging from $7-12, including:

    Braised Pork Cheeks with Corn Mash, Sweet Tamale w/ pineapple & raisin, & Elote with spicy butter, cotija queso & chili powder. Drink options range from seasonal tap margaritas, made fresh daily ($6), signature scratch margaritas, & Mexican Knife Fight featuring Tecate tall boy & shot of blanco tequila, $6. Returning with great fanfare is the $1 Jell-O skull shooter, a coconut & tequila Jell-O shot, molded in a candy skull.

    Since candy skulls represent departed souls on this traditional holiday, Casco Antiguo has planned a benefit showcase that features twelve candy skulls customized by local artist, which will be on display starting Oct 28 (below candy skull from Baso). On November 1st, a silent auction will be held all day with 50% of the proceeds donated to Urban Artworks; the remainder goes to each artist’s discretion. Skulls will remain on display through Thursday, Nov. 3.

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    Those visiting the Cantina for Day of the Dead will also be treated to a special mural unveiling by artist, Victor Melendez. Casco Antiguo’s regularly refreshed back patio mural is a perennial favorite for regulars.

    About Day of the Dead

    The Day of the Dead is a unique holiday celebrated in central and southern Mexico on November 1 and 2. Tradition goes that the gates of heaven are opened at midnight on October 31, and the spirits of all deceased children (angelitos) are allowed to reunite with their families for 24 hours. On November 2, the spirits of the adults come down to enjoy the festivities that are prepared for them.

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