2004_10_food_SugarSkullMound.jpg This week's New York magazine showcases restaurants celebrating Day of The Dead. While the resaturants they choose- Zocalo, Suenos and Alma all have specials for the occasion, we think they are remiss not to mention more of the Mexican options. Cafe El Portal is a recent fave and Mercadito, La Palapa and Rosa Mexicano (note: audio with this one) are all presenting special menus as well, most starting Wednesday the 26th and lasting through next week. We suggest getting a group together to taste everything (and share a pitcher of margaritas) or make a crawl out of this, after all we're celebrating a return to the land of the living, to eating, drinking and making the most of it. The merry-making we'll miss are the margaritas from El Ray Del Sol which is ominously shuttered at present but we're keeping our fingers crossed.

Gothamist on where you can find out more about El Dia de los Muertos