The six-day celebration includes food and drink specials for the entire family, DJs, face painting, an interactive charity mixology class, up to $10,000 in prize giveaways, and a partnership with Phoenix Children’s Hospital
Metro Phoenix, AZ (RestaurantNews.com) Popular restaurant Barrio Queen – which has seven locations around the Valley – is kicking off the largest Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) in the Valley. The six-day celebration will be held Friday, Oct. 28-Wed., Nov. 2, with all its locations participating. A variety of events and festivities will be offered, including live music, food and drink specials for the entire family, a special charity menu, face painting, a mixology class, and up to $10,000 in giveaways.
Passionate about authenticity, family, and keeping tradition, Barrio Queen follows the tradition of the holiday. Día de los Muertos is one of the most important holidays in Mexican culture, and during the festivities, families welcome back the souls of their deceased relatives for a brief celebration. The event mainly originated in Mexico, though often celebrated by people of Mexican heritage everywhere. This year, Día de los Muertos is held Nov. 1-2.
“Family and tradition are important and honoring both during Día de los Muertos is a mission of our company,” Barrio Queen’s Chef Julio Mata says. “For guests who want to learn about our culture, this is the perfect way to experience it. Come join us for Mexican traditions here in the Valley. We have something for all ages, so it’s the perfect family time, too.”
Giving back is also important to Barrio Queen, and proceeds from select celebration events will benefit Phoenix Children’s Hospital.
Barrio Queens Día de los Muertos celebrations kick off on Oct. 28 with a Celebration of Life Specialty Menu (available through Nov. 2). The menu features food and drink specials, and proceeds from the sales of those items benefit Phoenix Children’s Hospital. Additionally, all guests who order from this menu receive a card for the Scan To Win Contest. If the card’s QR code is scanned, the guest will be entered to win prizes of up to $10,000 in cash value, including a custom-painted beach cruiser, a custom Modelo jacket, 2 VIP NASCAR pit tickets, a NASCAR experience, and more. Then, on Oct. 29 from 2-4 p.m. at the Tempe location (31 S. McClintock Drive, Tempe, AZ 85281), Barrio Queen will hold an Interactive Charity Mixology Class ($35) where guests can learn the art of mixology while creating Barrio Queen’s signature cocktails in an interactive setting. This event also benefits Phoenix Children’s Hospital.
The full-day celebration will be on Nov. 2 at all seven Barrio Queen locations in the Valley. Festivities include:
- Live DJs at all locations: 4-8 p.m.
- Face Painters at all locations: 6-8 p.m.
- Decorations at all locations
- Food and Drink Specials at all locations
- Coloring Pages for Kids at all locations
- Kids Skull Ring Pops at all locations
Barrio Queen’s Día de los Muertos Celebration is sponsored by Modelo, El Bandido Yankee Tequila, and Phoenix Raceway.
For information on any of the festivities or tickets for the mixology class, visit www.barrioqueen.com.
About Barrio Queen
Barrio Queen brings the history and culture of Mexico to the Valley of the Sun by serving fresh, authentic cuisine using traditional recipes from barrios of Mexico. In addition to its family recipes, the restaurant is known for its unique drinks and extensive tequila and mezcal menus. There are currently seven locations. For more information and current locations, visit www.barrioqueen.com.
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