We have a big weekend ahead! Many opportunities for tacos up in this piece! Here are the menus for this Saturday’s taco flavors:
Lots of fun stuff there!
Taco Lovers. Lunch begins again at 11 am tomorrow (Friday) and features our usual taco numbers, fresh Thai shrimp ceviche, our signature Market Gaspacho made from fresh farmers market produce, and our recently added Tacopocalypse Taco Salad of Utter Enjoyment.
WHAT? TACO SALAD?!?!?!?
Yes, we serve a bomb taco salad during Friday Lunch…some would say it is a lunch special.
We start with a fresh fried tortilla shell, our spicy refried pintos (beans, not the car), then we add fresh field greens lightly tossed in a blackberry-balsamic vinaigrette, and top it with fresh grape tomatoes, bell pepper, red onion, cotija cheese, and your choice of Chicken, Braised Pork, or Carne Asada. Is good.
So there is that, bring your crew in for lunch tomorrow and show them how much taco cred you have. 8410 Hickman inside Bombay Bicycle Club.
The Des Moines Downtown Farmers Market is one of the largest in the nation, and being included last year was quite a treat (among many other things) “it was the best of times, it was also the almost best of times.” The process of applying and waiting for approval for this year’s market is finally over and TACOPOCALYPSE will be back for another 26 weeks of Saturday Morning Funtimes starting May 5th! Back with the Breakfast Things and all the tacos you have grown to expect along with some new additions like Poblano/Potato tacos and a few other more breakfast related ingredients. It’s going to be a blast, and we are still on the same corner (although a few feet away from where we were last year).
ARE YOU READY FOR THE MADNESS? ARE YOU READY TO PUT DOWN THE BURRITOS AND PAPUSAS LONG ENOUGH TO GET WITH THE TACOPOCALYPSE PROGRAM? BECAUSE IF YOU HAVEN’T THEN YOU ARE MISSING OUT/IN THE DARK/JUST PLAIN WRONG! GET RIGHT WITH TACOS!
Taco and Brunch lovers, prepare for this Sunday when your two favorite things are driven full force at each other in a crazy game of “Chicken” resulting in a wicked crashing together of terms which will end up forming into ONE TERM which will be standing on the side of the road thumbing for a ride into your bellies. BRUNCHPOCALYPSE is upon us….er…you?
(Translation: we are serving brunch this coming Sunday at AJ’s On East Court at E 4th and Court Avenue. Aj’s has been kind enough to host a brunch event so that you, the taco and Sunday funday lovers out there enjoy both. This is our first brunch, and if you all like it this time, it will most likely become a regular event. You dig?)
I have been meaning to get a menu posted for this weekend, but have been running into snag after snag. Today is no different. We had a little incident of Van-dalism which has caused a few problems today, but here is the basic “gist” of what will be served up on Sunday:
Tacopocalypse tacos served on hand-made corn tortillas and topped with our signature slaw flavors include:
AND WE WILL BE SERVING THE BREAKFAST THING! Two corn tortillas sandwiched around melted Chihuahua cheese topped with eggs, more cheese, your choice of taco toppings, and slaw! I was once told by a person after trying their first BREAKFAST THING “why didn’t you make me eat one of these before? Dammit!” and hit me on the arm. I guess that means it is good. er.
We have also promised a few new items, but we are going to be leaving that for a Saturday announcement. The details have not been worked out quite yet due to…things. (like fixing slashed tires)
Here is our big announ….wait.
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.
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.