Adelitas celebrates its first birthday with Taco Tuesday...and no vroom service

Happy first birthday to Adelitas Cocina y Cantina! Brian Rossi's hot-spot on South Broadway will celebrate with $1 tacos all day today (a regular deal on Taco Tuesday), capped with a 9 p.m. El Mayor tequila toast and birthday cake. But the anniversary party will continue all week with $6 El Mayor as well as daily specials, including $5 chimichangas on April 30 and $2 tamales on May 1. And watch for a blowout Cinco de Mayo celebration on Monday, May 5, with mariachis from 6 to 8 p.m.

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Over the past year, Adelita's -- which took over the former home of Bistro One and then Three Monkeys -- has become a go-to place for people in the neighborhood, as well as people heading home down Broadway who stop in for a quick drink...and find themselves staying all night.

But the year has not been without growing pains. Last Thursday, Rossi introduced El Guapo, his new bar/patio out back. "We had that ONE guy who ruined it for all of us by revving his motor late at night," Rossi reports. The neighborhood was not thrilled by the motorcycle noise, and so El Guapo was put on hold.

"I want us to be a positive part of this community," Rossi says, "so I have decided to close until I can make right with the neighbors, and come to an agreement that will make all of us happy."

But in the meantime, there's a birthday to celebrate. Happy first, Adelitas. Here's to many more.

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