The 88th Night Fiesta

Dear Friends and Amigos,

88 Nights is drawing to a close. In fact, we will be eating our 88th and final item and filming our 88th and final episode this coming Friday evening, and we want all of you to join us!

The party kicks off at 8pm, and we will be there for at least an hour. You are free to order whatever you like, but we will all be eating “the 88” aka Mexican Nachos. Bring cash. Cinco doesn’t take cards (although they do have an ATM).

So please come and shower us with praise for our mighty achievement. You might even realize your fondest dream by making it into the episode. You’re welcome in advance.

Un fuerte abrazo,

The Cinco Four

Tic-tac-toe, three in a row

I just got back from Cinco de Mayo and thought I should throw up a quick post.  Solo trip this time.  Just me and a chicken torta.

But last week we shot the videos for menu items 2 through 4 and did so on three consecutive nights.  This was the first time we had been to Cinco de Mayo together since filming episode 1; this was the first time we had shot on back-to-back (to back) nights; and this was the first time we got a glimpse of what the project might actually be like.  So far, so good.

The video edits that Dave has put together for the first two nights are pretty great (to us, at least), and we are starting to work the kinks out of our production workflow and figure out how to avoid the major pitfalls.  I think Dave will be posting more about that later.

Anyhow, for now things are moving along.  We hope to start posting the videos relatively soon, so check back often to see what we are up to.

Hola mundo!

Tonight we started a new project.  The goal: film ourselves eating our way through all 88 items on the big menu at Cinco de Mayo, a 24-hour mexican restaurant near our houses, and post the resulting videos on YouTube for the world to admire.

Actually, the project started a few weeks ago.  Dave, Devin, and I were sitting around chatting and generally licking our wounds after the 4-2 beat down of Team USA by Mexico in the Gold Cup final.  Todd had been at a wedding and got home just as Devin was telling us about Cinco de Mayo’s chicken torta, a sandwich so delicious that he had eaten one on each of the four previous days and was craving another.  So we all piled in the car and immediately left for Cinco de Mayo.  At 1 AM.

While the four of us were eating four chicken tortas, we started talking about all the different things Cinco de Mayo had and which ones we had all tried or not tried.  Which ones were good (most of them) and which ones weren’t (a few).  Somehow the idea came up that the four of us should go to Cinco de Mayo for 88 consecutive nights and eat our way through the whole menu, and after joking and talking about it for the past few weeks, tonight we all got together at midnight and ate item one.

We really have no idea what this will turn out to be.  It might be funny, or it might not.  We might all get fat from eating heavy food late at night.  It won’t happen on 88 straight nights like we first talked about, but hopefully we can do it a few nights a week without running out of steam.  At the very least it’ll be a great excuse to get together and eat good food and laugh and hang out more often than we would otherwise get to.  And, of course, post the videos on YouTube and blog about it here.

So watch our videos, keep reading this blog, and if you are anywhere near Culver City late at night see if you can catch us at Cinco de Mayo.  You really should try the chicken torta.  In Todd’s words, “this sandwich is pretty ******* delicious.”