Talking about the upcoming Mexican Food Cook-Off on the radio reminded me of this video of Mariachis playing at a wedding in Connecticut’s Mystic Aquarium and entertaining more than just the guests. They also serenaded the aquarium’s beluga whale! Watch as the whale dances and sways along to the music -- just like my drunk uncle Beto always does. Ask anyone who's ever been to Carlos and Mickey's for brunch on a Sunday.

If you enjoy the atmosphere of alegría generated by a good mariachi group, then join us August 3rd and 4th at Cleveland Square Park Downtown for our annual celebration of everything the Mexican culture has to offer, including a full line up of Mariachi bands competing in the annual Battle of the Rock N Roll Mariachi. Get all the details on the official Mexican Food Cook-Off events page.