Having lived in the Louisville area for my first 29 years of life, and missing my forth Derby in a row, I am looking for some ideas on a Ky Derby/Cinco de Mayo lunch tomorrow for some friends. Mint Juleps plus mole do not sound great together, so I am looking for some suggestions on a way to blend some good old KY style foods with some popular Mexican favorites. Any suggestions would be great! No Derby pie suggestions, please- DE/MD does not seem to carry it in even the most upscale areas.
(And C'mon Serious Eats, throw out some Derby suggestions for more than ways to use bourbon- Derby parties are popular even out of KY!)