OUR ONLINE STORE IS LIVE!

FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO HAVE BEEN WANTING TO PURCHASE THE SHIRT FEATURED ON OUR EPISODE OF FOOD NETWORK’S DINERS, DRIVE INS, AND DIVES, OUR ONLINE STORE IS NOW UP AND RUNNING!  GET OUR MERCHANDISE SHIPPED DIRECTLY TO YOU, AND CHECK BACK OFTEN.  WE WILL BE RUNNING SMALL BATCH SHIRT SPECIALS AND ADDING OTHER ITEMS SUCH AS CHORIZO SPICE PACKETS AND SLAP KOOZIES SOON!

CLICK HERE TO ENTER THE STORE

TACO CAPSTORIUS

DDD Aftermath/Online Merch Store Launching Next Week!

Taco Likers,

First off, thank you for all of the amazing feedback from our appearance on Food Network’s Diners, Drive In’s, and Dives last night!  It’s been an overwhelming day of trying to return emails, answer questions, and keep up with the business at the restaurant!  Thank you, the Tacopocalypse team looks forward to seeing all of you at the restaurant, and at our soon to open Ramen spot, Krunkwich.  And at our next scheduled spot, a pizza shop that will make you rethink your thoughts about thinking about pizza. Whatever that means.

Next up:

We have worked with local printers extraordinaire, 8/7 Central to bring you an online shop from which you can seamlessly order and get shipped our t-shirts, koozies, stickers, cycling jerseys, and other random fun merch that will pop up from time to time.  This site will be tentatively launching 1/22/2015, and will be the second best way to get our wares (first bestest-est with always be stopping in to the restaurant).

-Taco Pastorius

Tacopocalypse Premiers On Food Network Tonight!

Tonight watch our chef Sam with Food Network Wild Man Guy Fieri together in the Tacopocalypse kitchen on Guy’s show Diners, Drive Ins, and Dives.  Our episode features the best selling, vegan Seitan Andouille Burrito and our One Of A Kind House Specialty Bulgogi Masa Fries.  The episode airs at 9pm CST on Food Network, and we promise it will be a hoot!  Yeah, a hoot. We said that.

It’s Time To Vote Tacopocalypse!

It’s time again to vote Tacopocalypse for all the things in the 2015 Cityview Best Of Des Moines.  Last year we walked with Best New Restaurant, Best Burrito, and runner up Best $5 Lunch.  This year there are some new categories, and you should consider voting for the taco spot that defies categories for some of those…uh, categories…

CLICK HERE TO VOTE NOW.

REMEMBER. YOU CAN VOTE ONCE A DAY. AND WE ARE COOL WITH WINNING BEST DENTIST. JUST SAYIN.

-Taco Pastorius

Special Events and Schedule for December (And February)!

Taco Lovers,

We are in the thick of the holiday season, no doubt. That means one thing: SPECIAL SCHEDULES!

There will be two special dinners here at Tacopocalypse during December:

KrunkFish Prix Fixe Dinner
December 16, 2014 6pm

An evening of seafood prepared by the chefs of Tacopocalypse. 6 courses with a complimentary champagne toast at the conclusion of the evening.$65/Person, limited seating. Ticket available at the restaurant or TIKLY (online ticket fees apply).

New Year’s Eve Pre-Game Dinner! 
December 31, 2014 6pm

Back for our SECOND YEAR is one of the best pre-game prix fixe dinners to get your NYE celebration started! This is a one seating dinner at 6pm. 4 courses designed specifically for high-end pre-gaming with a complimentary champagne toast at the conclusion of the dinner. We will then be sending you on your merry way around 8pm to go tear it up at the year-end party of your choosing! If you want, you can just hang out with us, I’m sure we will be up to something. Tickets are $50/person and available at the restaurant OR at TIKLY!

St. Valentine’s/Lincoln’s Birthday Prix Fixe (SVLBHDPF)!
February 11, 2015 6pm

An evening of rustic yet romantic food! This dinner will be cooked with primitive methods such as fire and curing with the menu being comprised of foods from America’s history with a nod to St. Valentine’s Day classics. Tickets TBA

Holiday Special Schedule:

12/16: 11am to 3pm, then KrunkFish Prix Fixe at 6
12/24: 11am to 3pm
12/25: Closed
12/26: Open regular hours

12/31: 11am to 3pm, then NYE Prix Fixe at 6 (see above)
1/1: Closed, Happy New Year!
1/2: Open regular hours

There you have it, all the information you need to keep you in the know. And the more you know…

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Yes, we ARE closed on Black Friday.

Hey, Taco lovers! We hope that you had a great Thursday! We had a spectacular time feeding the clients and staff of CISS, but more on that on another soon-to-drop post. Today (November 28th) we are closed for a private event, namely the union of two dear old friends of mine. We will reopen tomorrow, Saturday November 29th for your eating pleasure. We will see you then!

Taco Pastorius

Little Big Fest at Tacopocalypse

Friends and Taco Lovers,

The folks at Little Big Fest have a way you can get a free ticket to tonight’s show at the Historical Building. Spend $20 at any of the Pop-Up Show locations, then take your receipt to the Historical Building and you’ll get in free. Boom.

Be sure to stop by this Saturday, November 21st, from 3:30-3:45. We will have Courtney Krause performing a pop-up show.

Peace, Love and Tacos

Sam

Thanksgiving Donations List!

Taco Lovers,

*UPDATE* Donations can be dropped off from now until Tuesday, November 25th at the Tacopocalypse location, 407 East 5th Street, Des Moines, IA. We are also taking online monetary donations through Dwolla. Thank you!

As we announced a few days ago, we will be serving Thanksgiving meals for the 300+ clients and staff of CISS again this year. We were afforded the last minute opportunity last year to provide dinner at the shelter when another local restaurant decided they did not want to participate. The response from both the public and the clients was so overwhelmingly great that we decided on the spot to make this our yearly tradition, and thanks to clients’ requests, we will providing lunch in addition to dinner this year.

Donations of food items and money are being taken to offset costs of preparation/serving/transportation, etc, and we use the food items provided to make food on par with our regular Tacopocalypse fare. All proceeds and leftover food donations will be donated to the Food Bank Of Iowa and CISS.

With all that being said, here is our list of suggested food donations. You are not limited to the items on this list, we will find a home for anything donated. If you know us, you know we like our wild card ingredients! Thank you in advance for any help you can provide, it means a lot to us and to those who are in need of a little good eats and company this holiday season!

Thanksgiving Food Donation List

Fresh/Frozen Meats
Whole Ham
Whole Turkey
Turkey Breast
Pork Shoulder

Canned/Non-perishable Goods
Cranberries, Canned
Cranberries, Fresh
Canned Green Beans
Canned Corn
Canned Whole Tomatoes
Cream Of Mushroom Soup
Dry Stuffing Mix
Fried Onions (for green bean casserole)
All-purpose flour
Granulated sugar
Light-brown sugar
Baking soda
Olive oil
Red-wine vinegar
Salt (coarse and table)
Ground pepper
Mini Marshmallows
Dried Pasta (Penne, Elbow)

Breads/Produce/Dairy
Butter, Unsalted
Rolls, hamburger
Rolls, Dinner
French bread loaves
Yellow Onions
Celery
Carrots
Fresh Brussels Sprouts
Bell Peppers
Potatoes
Sweet Potatoes
Large eggs
Whole Milk
Heavy Cream
Shredded Cheddar Cheese

-Taco Pastorius