Dia de los Muertos, a Mexican holiday that’s celebrated November 1 and 2 of each year, is a time for people to pay their respects and remember loved ones who have died. But, even though there are reflections about those who have been lost, it’s more of a celebration of life and the spirit that they’ve left behind in the world.
Keeping with that theme of celebration and remembrance, Bodega Taco Bar in Darien and Fairfield is bringing back their popular Dia de los Muertos party on November 1. In addition to muetro-fying Bodega up, you’ll also be able to check out food specials and drinks made Roca Patron tequila. (If you’ve never been to Bodega, they do tequila right, with an amazing menu. Maybe order a flight?) There will also be plenty of things to do like kids face painting and tattoo art during lunch or even learning how to create traditional sugar skull decorations used to honor the dead.
Both Bodegas will be open for lunch, dinner, and will continue the celebration until late night, but there are some differences in the celebrations. At the Darien spot, you can party on all night with special patron tastings and a pig roast. Also, at the Fairfield spot you’ll definitely be excited to check out the Ford Econoline Bar! This might be the only time when an Econoline won’t be perceived as creepy and/or stalker-ish, so take advantage.
Bodega Taco Bar Fairfield, 1700 Post Road
Bodega Taco Bar Darien, 980 Post Road