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Nothing says “I love you” like tacos and dual suicide.
Williamsburg’s La Gringa Taqueria will host a free screening of Baz Luhrmann’s interpretation of the blood-drenched drama about teenage love “Romeo + Juliet,” starring Leonardo DiCaprio, under an authentic Army tent in the backyard of the Mexican restaurant in honor of the famed Feb. 14 holiday where couples re-affirm their love for each other — usually with chocolates and flowers.
“It’s a special, unique way to celebrate Valentine’s Day in a small and intimate environment,” said Adalis Velez, who runs the California-style Mexican food joint with her husband Henry Fernandez.
“Why not do something different with your loved one? You probably did everything else 100 times over.”
Love-struck attendees will be given a complimentary flute of champagne and a single red rose in celebration of the romance-infused holiday, said Velez.
As couples claim their seats at the picnic tables under the cozy tent, complete with a wood-burning stove for warmth, they will have the option to order the house-made Mexican grub infused with plantains right to their table, which is something the no-waiter service restaurant does not normally do.
“While guests drink their champagne and eat their tacos each of them will get their own blanket to snuggle up in and be cozy,” said Velez, the brainchild behind the Valentine’s Day extravaganza featuring star-crossed lovers.
“Why not Romeo and Juliet? It’s like the ultimate love story,” she said. “This man would do anything to be with this woman that he’s not supposed to be with and so would she.”
The food, including burritos, tacos, quesadillas, and nachos will be full-price, but there will be plenty of discounted Mexican $2 beers for couples looking to booze it up, and free cups of “spicy” Mexican hot chocolate and chocolate truffles.
Baz Luhrmann’s “Romeo + Juliet” at La Gringa Taqueria [800 Grand St. between Bushwick Avenue and Humboldt Street in Williamsburg, (718) 388–0055]. Feb. 14, 7:30 pm. Make sure to RSVP.email@example.com or by calling (718) 260-4505. Follow her at twitter.com/souleddout.
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