The time has finally come. We have all been waiting for weeks for the opportunity to bring the Tacopocalypse experience to the Fair City of Des Moines proper, and the daily countdown has dwindled to single digits. This Saturday the Tacopocalypse begins at 6am at the intersection of 2nd and Court Avenue along side the masterful produce producer and Niman Ranch distributor Cleverly Farms. We stress that you should get your taco loving behinds down to the market early, even though we have a fairly large amount of food, this IS our first foray into the mad, mad realm of serving potentially thousands of people.
What is the Menu? I thought you would never ask. For opening day the menu will be kept fairly simple.
- Classic Braised Pork with Curtido. Pork shoulder from Niman Ranch braised with peppers and herbs until it makes you go almost as tender as the pork in the knees. Pork knees.
- Vegan Chorizo with Curtido. Organic, delicious, and made with veggies, TVP, and our proprietary Chorizo Spice Blend, our Vegan Chorizo is almost indistinguishable from its meaty cousin, regular old chorizo. It has drawn many into its cruelty-free web.
- BACON CHORIZO with Curtido. Yes, this is Chorizo made with ground Niman Ranch Bacon. It is out of control.
What is Curtido? Another great question. It is the traditional Salvadoran Slaw served with Papusas (which btw, there are some great papusas at the market and we won’t be offended it you are spotted eating some) made with cabbage, onion, carrot, oregano, vinegar, and some other stuff. Why do we put it on everything? Because the Slaw Is The Law.
Of course there will be the normal selection of Cilantro, Onions, and hot sauces. Also included is the now-barely-famous Tacopocalypse Redfire Sauce and Tomatillo-Habanero Salsa.
All of this is served on hand-pressed corn tortillas which are personally hand pressed with the hands of our reigning champion tortilla presser, Chef Samuel Auen. All tacos are also GLUTEN FREE AND TOTALLY LEGIT. YOU WILL MOST LIKELY NOT GET BETTER TACOS ANYWHERE. DEFINITELY NOT AT THE WONDERFUL SUNNY DOWNTOWN FARMERS MARKET ON SATURDAY MORNINGS!
See you there.