Mar 25 - 31, 2010 
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Mexican St. Patrick’s Day in Photos

By Jessica Cassyle Carr

Los Primos perform Mexican traditionals ... and maybe a Beatles hit or two.
Los Primos perform Mexican traditionals ... and maybe a Beatles hit or two.

On St. Patrick’s Day, ¡Ask a Mexican! columnist Gustavo Arellano visited Blackbird Buvette in Downtown Albuquerque for a book-signing party with the Alibi. He was in the state gathering research for his next book, Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America (And Soon, the World). An entire chapter will be devoted to New Mexico’s culinary ways. To honor the writer from Orange County and our neighbors to the south, we drank, we danced, we ate, we laughed, we acknowledged the disturbing similarities between the treatment of Irish immigrants in the 19th century and Mexicans today. And we drank some more. Fun and clever discourse abounded, and Arellano wisely got restaurant recommendations from the audience. We can’t wait until Arellano comes back in the fall.

Attendees enjoy the Mexican’s biting prose and Blackbird Buvette’s green Margaritas.
Attendees enjoy the Mexican’s biting prose and Blackbird Buvette’s green Margaritas.
¡Ask a Mexican! fans congregate and discuss commonalities between Irish and Mexican immigrants.
¡Ask a Mexican! fans congregate and discuss commonalities between Irish and Mexican immigrants.
Alibi   wine writer Joseph Baca and Music Editor Jessica Cassyle Carr order the Irish-Mexican drink special from Blackbird bartender Jamison Black.
Alibi wine writer Joseph Baca and Music Editor Jessica Cassyle Carr order the Irish-Mexican drink special from Blackbird bartender Jamison Black.
Joseph Baca (left), who answered the Mexican’s questions about New Mexico for the   Alibi’s   March 11 feature, meets Arellano for the first time.
Joseph Baca (left), who answered the Mexican’s questions about New Mexico for the Alibi’s March 11 feature, meets Arellano for the first time.
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