Livingston Parish restaurant makes creative way to celebrate popular holiday

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A Livingston Parish restaurant found a creative way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo while still following the governor’s orders.

The popular Mexican restaurant used to service over 7,000 customers on this holiday but due to the governors orders they’re not even close. But that didn’t stop them from throwing a party while following the guidelines.

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For those who got their food to go and weren’t able to snag a table the restaurant streamed a concert on their Facebook page.

“We’re taking every responsibility to be 10ft apart and remain safe,” Fahim Jamil, the owner of Casa Maria, said. “[The concert] will be something amazing to watch with family. You can watch it at the pool, in the living room wherever you’re at.”

Chase Tyler performed. He says this was a creative way for customers to celebrate while being safe.

“In the past, it’s just a fun day to get together have tacos margaritas, but I think especially today the weathers gorgeous it’s going to mean a lot more to people to start to get back out,” Tyler said. 

Those that came out early were able to enjoy the music in person but could not receive table side service. Guests also had to stand 6ft apart in line. Customers say they didn’t mind they were just happy to get out the house.

“It’s a great idea for the whole community to be able to participate in Cinco de Mayo even though they can’t directly be here,” Elizabeth McGhee said. 

Some families even brought their own tables and chairs to enjoy the festivities.

“It kind of lets everybody get together but still separately and enjoy some togetherness as a community,” Heather Madden said. 

Overall everyone says they’re happy they were able to enjoy some fun during this uncertain time.

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