Cinco de Mayo at Hussong’s Cantina

May 6, 2011 by  

Rock n Roll Mariachis at Hussong's Cantina on Cinco de Mayo
Hussong’s Cantina
at The Shoppes at Mandalay Place celebrated Cinco de Mayo with great food and drink as the Rock n Roll Mariachis (pictured above) kept everyone entertained (Photo credit: Bryan Steffy).  

Highlighting the night was the Dos Equis Most Interesting Man in the World contest as seven entrants competed for cash and prizes. Each contestant had 80 seconds to tell their story as guests at Hussong’s voted via ballot on the winner.

Al Bjorkland wins Most Interesting Man in the World contest

Al Bjorkland wins Most Interesting Man in the World contest

Photo credit: Bryan Steffy.

Taking home top honors and a $250 cash prize was Las Vegas’ own “Big Al” Bjorkland, who came prepared with resumes to hand out to everyone in the restaurant. At 78 years old he has survived five types of cancer and three wives, been pronounced dead twice, survived two place crashes and racked up over two million flight miles. Al has sat in the Oval Office with three different US Presidents, caught a 1,000 pound blue marlin, helped build the NASA space program and sat in Apollo 11 just before its journey to the moon. He has traveled to 49 countries, was kicked out of a brothel in Spain and ran with the bulls.

Travis Arket from Deadliest Catch at Hussong's Cantina

Travis Arket from Deadliest Catch at Hussong's Cantina

Photo credit: Bryan Steffy.

Travis Arket from the TV show The Deadliest Catch competed, but was dwarfed by Big Al’s tenacity. Taking home second place was Blake, who for the last month has been skateboarding his way across the US, starting in Boston and heading to the Pacific, while third place went to a gentleman named Terry from Ohio who shared an outlandish story of boating in the Caribbean with Victoria’s Secret supermodels and an A-list actor.

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