New Year’s Eve Special Dinner Announcement!

Tacopocalypse New Years Eve Dinner

 

On December 31st, 2013, Tacopocalypse will be hosting a special menu New Year’s Eve Prix Fixe dinner at their East Village location (621 Des Moines Street).  A six course menu will be offered, with dishes spanning the breadth of cultures and cuisines which inspire their daily offerings, including  hints of Spain, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, and North America.  Vegan/vegetarian course options will also be offered.  No corkage fee will be charged for BYOB, and a complimentary champagne toast will be offered at the end of the meal to ring in the beginning of your New Year’s Eve festivities.  This is a very limited availability, single seating reservation only dinner priced at $65 per guest.   Seating begins at 5:30, dinner begins promptly at 6.  Tickets available at the Tacopocalypse location or through Tikly.com

 

 

 

Holiday Donation Update!

Taco Likers. You are incredible.  The donations we have received have been almost overwhelming.  Your generosity has amazed us here at the Tacopocalypse campola. After using what we need to prepare dinner for CISS, we donated what was left to the Food Bank Of Iowa.  How much?  792 Pounds of food is how much.  Thanks to your donations, we were able to provide meals for 300+ clients at CISS and still be able to provide enough food for 1795 more meals for local families in need.  That’s over 2,000 meals. That is entirely thanks to YOU, YOU helped make so many peoples’ holiday better.  

THANK YOU SO MUCH!  WE WILL SEE THOSE OF YOU VOLUNTEERING TIME TOMORROW!

SAM

Volunteer Information For Thanksgiving CISS Dinner!

In case I have missed anyone in our email blast, here is the information on where/when to be to help out with our Thanksgiving meal this coming Thursday and Central Iowa Shelter and Services:

Thanksgiving Dinner Volunteer Information

 

For Thanksgiving Dinner serving volunteers, please report to:

 

Central Iowa Shelter and Services

1420 Mulberry St, Des Moines, IA 50309

 

around 5:30 PM, Thursday, November 28th.  Ask for a Volunteer Coordinator, they will assist you.   Plan on being at the event until 8:00 pm or a little later.

 

A deep thanks to you from CISS, Young Professional Connection, and Tacopocalypse for taking time out of your holiday to help those who are truly in need. 

 

Sam Auen

Chef/Owner Tacopocalypse

 

Holiday Hours At Tacopocalypse

Here are our Holiday hours for the Holiday Season. 

November:

Thanksgiving day: Closed

“Black Friday”: Open 11 am to 10 pm

December:

Christmas Eve: Serving lunch from 11 am to 3 pm, closed dinner

Christmas Day: Closed

NYE: Serving Lunch from 11-2, then a special Prix Fixe dinner starting at  6:00pm! (announcement coming soon)

New Years Day: Closed

Jan 5 & 6 Closed for Tacopocalypse employee holiday party. Yes, we need two days.  

 

 

Giving Thanks To Des Moines

Giving Thanks To Des Moines

I am pretty blown away by the generosity of our community. We have received an amazing outpouring of donations from the Des Moines area for Young Professionals Connection‘s Tacopocalypse Central Iowa Shelter & Services Thanksgiving Dinner. We can’t wait to turn all of these ingredients into an unforgettable holiday meal for those in need. Thank you to all who have donated food, money, and time to help us make this even better than we had hoped for. We are still taking donations at the restaurant, and those who want to volunteer contact us at Tacopocalypsedm@gmail.com. Thank you thank you!

Here is a link to the KCCI news piece on what we have going on.

 

Please Combat Hunger! and News.

Hola, Taco Fans. Tacopocalypse will not be serving mobile at Combat Hunger (12th and Locust) today due to the extreme cold.  Our mobile setup does not support this sort of weather, and it is unfortunate that Mom Nature has seen fit to make this weekend our second cold snap.  I urge you to still stop and donate food and money to help those that are less fortunate.  Tacopocalypse raised $80 yesterday through meal sales, and our workers donated almost $40 in tips earned.  I will personally match that $120 and donate 5% of our friday lunch sales directly to Combat Hunger.  So visit the CH Encampment to donate, or have lunch with us at 621 Des Moines Street and a portion of every one of your lunch dollars will go to the Food Bank Of Iowa. Thank you to all who came out of their warm surroundings yesterday to support such a great cause, so many people are counting on this to make their holiday special.

Chef Sam

A Word From The Kitchen

I want to thank you all for the great support that you have shown since we have opened our downtown location!  My expectations have been blown out of the water. It has been a blast coming up with different daily burritos and seeing just what you folks are really into.  Our push pop program has been okay, but our ice cream program has been growing so much that we will soon be expanding and producing much more ice cream (yeah, you’re probably thinking “great idea, expand on frozen desserts right before winter” and yes, it seems silly.  BUT our best ice cream sales have come on the coldest, dreariest days. Comfort food.).  There are some more pretty cool changes on the horizon, which will be unveiled soon.  I’m excited.

Sam

It’s Time To Order Jerseys!!!!!

MOM, THROW DOWN SOME MONEY, IT’S JERSEY TIME!!!!

You can submit your pre-orders for the new Tacopocalypse cycling jersey, from Primal Wear (See below picture for final design), between 8/23/13 and 9/3/13. Send an email to Tacopocalypsedm@gmail.com with “Jersey Order” in the subject line. Within the email, please let us know what quantity and size(s) you will need. You will then receive a return email for pre-payment information with balance due.  Also you can give us this information in person if you would like!  

Jerseys are $65 each and are available in Women’s Sport Cut and Men’s Sport Cut from XS to 5XL.  

Tank tops are an option, but only if we hit the minimum order number of 12. 

We look forward to getting a giant team of Taco Likers together in their jerseys for a fun ride!!!

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Press Release: Tacopocalypse Opening In East Village

Local Mobile Food Favorite Tacopocalypse Brings “Devastatingly Good” Cuisine To The East Village

August 5, 2013

Des Moines, Iowa

Former Downtown Farmers Market favorite and champion of local mobile food, Tacopocalypse, will be bringing their famous atypical hand crafted tacos to Des Moines’s East Village late August. The highly anticipated new venture, the first official store front for Tacopocalypse, will occupy the building at 621 Des Moines Street, which formerly housed the restaurant Luna.

“I’m very excited to finally be downtown and to be a part of the East Village neighborhood. I have watched this area grow and flourish for the last ten years,” said Chef/Owner Sam Auen, “it is home to some of my favorite businesses and restaurants in the metro, and I can’t wait for Tacopocalypse to be a part of the family!”

The menu will include all of the classic hand pressed corn tortilla tacos such as Bacon Chorizo, Bulgogi, Vegan Chorizo, Korean Chicken, along with new flavors being developed for the new location. Vietnamese sandwiches, Banh Mi, will be added to the offerings as well as new appetizers. The vegan/vegetarian options will be expanded, and the favorites from the “Burrito Of The Day” will be on an always-available burrito menu. A selection of local beers and specialty soft drinks will be offered.

The new family friendly location will be serving lunch and dinner Monday through Friday, and their fan favorite Brunchpocalypse every Saturday and Sunday. They will also be offering bike delivery to the East Village and late night dining on Friday and Saturday.

Direct all press inquiries to tacopocalypsedm@gmail.com