Ok, we here at the Tacopocalypse compound have been meaning to do a lot of things, one of them being the hunting, gathering, and reposting of some of the (so far) kind words from those who write words reflecting opinions regarding food and food stuffs. This first addition to our “Press” page is a wonderful piece written by Tim Paluch, editor of Juice Magazine here in Des Moines. It goes a little something like this, HIT IT!
Someone hand Sam Auen a medal. No, a crown forged from ancient gold. No, a small island nation. The man behind Tacopocalypse surely must have been visited by a taco diety, who laid upon Sam his God-like hands and whispered into his ear a mission: “Bacon. Chorizo. Go forth, my son.”
Traditionalists be damned. Auen’s star taco mixes smoky and salty bits of bacon with ground chorizo, then is topped with a fresh, crunchy slaw that nails the texture. Add a spoonful of onion, a few cilantro leaves and maybe a bit of sauce (two options were both tame in terms of heat) to the handmade tortilla, and you’re set. It’s like a tiny baseball glove filled with Niman Ranch magic, served by a guy in bicycle gear sporting a beard so epic, Tom Hanks’ character in “Cast Away” would slink away into a cave to hide his shame. — Tim Paluch
Here is a link to the original article at Metromix Des Moines, which is also accompanied by a “what’s your favorite taco poll.” I suggest you vote for us.