We can tell you Cinco de Mayo honors a small group of Mexicans who overcame the French at the Battle of Puebla, but we can't tell you which excuse to use when calling in sick Wednesday so you can check out the celebrations at SOMA's Mijita
and Public House. Festivities promise to alternate between Mexican comfort food in a bright setting to cask-conditioned suds and pub grub. Chef-owner Traci Des Jardins will be guest bartending for this inaugural celebration, with Dos Equis specials from noon to 3 p.m. (same time KNBR radio will be broadcasting live). Mijita's happy hour runs from 5 to 7 p.m., with comped chips and salsa with any purchase.
Mijita/Public House 24 Willie Mays Plaza (at AT&T Park), 644-0240
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