November 20 marks the Mexican national public holiday of Revolution Day. This is a celebration of the anniversary when the revolution began to depose President Porfirio Diaz who had been president in 1876, from 1877 to 1880, and finally from 1884 to 1911. Many poor Mexicans felt that the progress made by Diaz’s government had only favored the rich and privileged, and leaders including Francisco Madero led the revolution to reform the government. Madero was elected president in 1911.
Unfortunately this initial revolution was short-lived, with Madero being assassinated by accomplices of Victoriano Huerta. Huerta had been appointed by Madero to repress an earlier attempt by Mexican generals to unseat Madero. A new revolutionary effort emerged in 1914, causing Huerta to flee Mexico. The Mexican Constitution was reformed in 1917, and fighting among groups continued until 1920, when the Mexican revolution truly took hold.
If you wish to celebrate the anniversary date of the Mexican Revolution come to Verde Kitchen and Cocktails, Long Island’s premiere Mexican restaurant. We feature authentic Mexican and Oaxacan foods along with our craft margaritas and cocktails. We have our greenhouse dining room with over 50 varieties of edible garnishes, peppers, and herbs used in our dishes. We offer many lunch specials, Sunday brunch, happy hour, and much more.
We also offer a regular event schedule including sunset cruises, beer and wine dinners (with tequila of course), and our annual tequila festival in October. Check our event page at http://verdekitchen.com/events/ for more information and regular updates.
Verde Kitchen and Cocktails is located at 70 East Main Street in Bay Shore. We are open every day starting at lunchtime and are open daily until midnight or later except Sundays. Our kitchen hours vary slightly with the seasons so check with us if you like to dine late. If you want the best Mexican food and cocktails Long Island has to offer, come to Verde Kitchen and Cocktails for your next lunch or night out. Viva la Revolución!