It’s A Farmer’s Market Menu-athalon

The HyVee Triathalon is happening this weekend, on Sunday to be exact.  We are celebrating by doing this whole taco thing this week in the name of running, swimming, and (mostly) biking. I have a good personal friend, world famous Ironman Triathlete Kale Halder, who swears by our tacos for his training and recovery meals while on the pain train (aka training for Ironman and/or road racing).  If Kale Halder performs better with the help of Tacopocalypse, so can you…or you could be an even better spectator!

This guy trains with Tacopocalypse. Fact.

(Kale Halder’s image, name, and skewed quote used completely without permission, but Kale, ir you see this, I will hook you up with a few free tacos…yeah?)

menu Menu MENU!

  • BRAISED PORK
  • BACON CHORIZO
  • KOREAN CHICKEN
  • WASABI BRISKET
  • VEGAN CHORIZO
  • POBALAMMMMO POTATO!

WE HAVE TACOS, BREAKFAST THINGS, SIDES OF POBLAMMMO POTATOES, AND A WHOLE BUNCH OF LOVE FOR ATHLETES WHO PUSH THEMSELVES TO THE LIMIT AND THE PEOPLE WHO LOVE TO WATCH AND SUPPORT THEM.  THIS YEAR IN PREPARATION FOR THE HY VEE TRI, COME DOWN TO 2ND AND COURT AVE FOR SOME KALE HALDER APPROVED TRIATHLON GRUBBING.   7 AM TO NOON.

SEE YOU THEN.

TACO PASTORIUS

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TUESDAY TACO MENU THING

Taco Lovers,

Tonight is going to be an amazing night for riding out to the Cumming Tap for some drinks and tacos and stuff.  The temperature will be optimal, the air crisp and clear, and the tacos…well, you know how they will be.

This is what I THINK (I am pretty sure this menu is correct) we will have tonight, as I have been busy and left Tuesday Things up to trusty assistant to the assistant manager, GP (who, according to FB, set a new record of 350 tortillas made in one hour. I am impressed)

“No Shirts, No Shoes, NOOOOO DICE?”

A MENU IN THE SAME SIZE FONT AS THE REST OF THE WORDS

  • bRAISED Pork – yum
  • Vegan Chorizo – also yum. (if you order a pork and a chorizo it is called a “CLASSIC COMBO”)
  • Beef Cheek – Cumin rubbed and slow cooked in Agave Wheat beer, we have some really tender cheek…
  • Bacon Chorizo – Mexican Sausage made with only bacon.
  • Potato Poblano – Spicy slaw, roasted potatoes, fried onions and poblano peppers, adobo crema. Yes.
  • Korean Chicken – thinly sliced (well, it’s supposed to be thinly sliced) chicken breast marinated in a soy and gochuchang mixture.

WE WILL ALSO BE FEATURING SIDES OF POBLANO POTATOES FOR $2 AGAIN THIS WEEK.

With that said, we look forward to seeing you look forward to eating tacos.

Taco Pastorius

WE ALSO SERVE OUR FULL MENU AT BOMBAY BICYCLE CLUB EVERY TUESDAY NIGHT FROM 5 UNTIL 11. IF YOU AREN’T INTO RIDING OUT TO CUMMING BUT WANT SOME OF OUR FOOD THINGS, THIS IS THE PLACE TO GO.

 

 

CUMMING TOMORROW. THE MENU-ING

TOMORROW…WAIT…Tomorrow, Taco Lovers, will be our official kick off of BEING IN TWO PLACES AT ONE TIME. We will be serving at the Bombay Bicycle Club from 5 to 11, and we will also be (duh, of course) at the Cumming Tap from 3 until 10, or whenever you Taco Animals clean us out of goodies.  Which was pretty fast and furious the last two weeks (we are bringing more stuff this time, but I am almost certain that won’t make a difference).

CUMMING TAP MENU FOR TUESDAY:

  • Braised Pork
  • Vegan Chorizo
  • Wasabi Brisket
  • Korean Chicken
  • Beef Cheek
  • Chorizo Verde
  • Whatever runs out first will be replaced with Potato Poblano

We may have one or two other “replacer” tacos flavors for when things start running out.

The Bombay menu includes some bitchin nachos, Thai Shrimp Ceviche, and a load of taco flavors including our new Seared Ahi Tuna w/Wasabi and spicy slaw topped with toasted sesame seeds. There will be a soup which will most likely be our Sopa Verde (it’s a green soup. go figure).

SO, you have two opportunities to get your mouths around our tacos tomorrow night.  Either choice is wise…

“It’s Taco Tuesday somewhere…”

Taco Pastorius

 

Project Bullhorn Announced, Doesn’t Make Tacopocalypse.com?

Oh Shiznitz. During all of the excitement of yesterday’s big announcement and getting ready for/going to/serving at the Flat Tire Lounge, SOMEBODY FORGOT TO POST THE PRESS RELEASE FOR OUR BIG F+%KING NEWS THING! That was me. Sorry, so here is the news that you couldn’t get here yesterday, although the rest of the world saw it on tens of other internnnnnat outlets.

AND HERE’S OUR HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT!!! The following is the press release we just dropped. Sam Auen from TACOPOCALYPSE has joined forces with BBC. Read on…

BOMBAY BICYCLE CLUB TO BLOW YOUR MIND WITH TACOPOCALYPSEBombay Bicycle Club, a live music bar in Clive, is proud to announce a holy alliance with Sam Auen, the Chef and CEO of Tacopocalypse. BBC will be the new permanent home for Tacopocalypse. Chef Sam will offer his famous farmer’s market grade tacos at Bombay Bicycle Club starting Monday, June 4th. Tacos will be available from 4pm-11pm, Monday through Saturday.

“We’re thrilled to join forces with TACOPOCALPYSE,” said Bombay Bicycle Club co-owner Jeremy Mahler. “Sam has a great cult following and it’s going to be fun to have his skills in our kitchen.”TACOPOCALYPSE features gourmet tacos which include Thai Cviche, vegan chorizo, Korean chicken, wasabi brisket, braised pork and seared ahi tuni tacos. Auen sources the vast majority of his ingredients from local farms including Mingo’s Cleverley Farms and meat from local, sustainable farmers. In addition to regular menu items, Chef Auen says he will offer weekly specials that will range from tomales to unique nachos to Asian/Mexican fusion dishes. All the Tacopocalypse shells are freshly made organic corn pressed tortillas.

TACOPOCALYPSE fans also reacted to the news.“I eat Sam’s tacos to gain the strength of 100 unicorns,” said Chuck Norris.

“HULK SMASH TACO,” added Dr. Bruce Banner.Founded in 2010, Bombay Bicycle Club is located at 8410 Hickman Road in Clive. BBC has hosted hundreds of bands on its stage and continues to host some of the Metro area’s best live music from rock to hip hop to reggae to bluegrass. They have over 30 beers on tap.

this is it.

So there you have it, this means you will be able to enjoy Tacopocalypse SIX DAYS A WEEK.  This will include Monday Thru Saturday dinner service from 4 to 11, a special weekly FRIDAY LUNCH (think Sunday funday on Friday) and other special events. WE WILL ALSO BE AT ALL OF OUR MOBILE EVENTS INCLUDING Tacopocalypse Tuesdays at Cumming Tap, Thursday Night Flat Tire Lounge Tacopocalypse, the AMAZING DOWNTOWN FARMERS MARKET on Saturdays, 80/35, Winefest, and Ankeny Unplugged among others.

I think that you will be very pleased with our new digs and our new food offerings.  It’s going to be a good time. We will see you there.

Taco Pastorius.

 

Downtown Mini Market Tomorrow!

Taco Lovers, Produce Lovers, all people who love the combination of Cleverley Farms and Tacopocalypse!  Tomorrow is a great day for you all!  Larry Cleverley and I will be hosting a ‘Mini-Market” pop-up thing in front of the Royal Mile on historic 4th street in Downtown Des Moines from 10 am to 2 pm Saturday.  You can get some great produce straight from your favorite farmer’s hands and the Tacopocalypse goodness you have grown to love (tacos AND Breakfast Things, AND our new Market Potatoes!), which will also include some of Larry’s amazing produce.  It’s going to be a real Champagne Jam!

Obligatory David Lee Roth Pic Means Business. Party Business.

Also, those of you who were wondering if we were still participating due to our exclusion from the wonderful Des Moines Register’s announcement.  We are definitely in, even though the Curmudgeon Formerly Known As The Datebook Diner chose to “overlook” us.

So…Join Tacopocalypse and Cleverley Farms for some wild Saturday fun.  10-2, 4th Street. DSM

Taco Pastorius.

We Love Sunday Funday!

If there is one thing that we here at the Tacopocawhips camp enjoy more than tacos, it’s a nice bike ride on a beautiful spring day.  Today is one of those spring days, and we hope you are all outside enjoying it regardless of your transportation choices.  Sunday Funday is upon us, forget about tacos for now and get on your bikes and ride!

Don't forget to stop at the store for some sun block and refreshments.

Happy Sunday Funday from Taco Pastorius and the rest of the gang, see you later this week…

WE ARE OFFICIALLY IN THE FARMERS MARKET!

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).

It's time to get ready for this!

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!

CAPS-LOCKEDLY YOURS,

TACO PASTORIUS!

Tacopocalypse/Aj’s Sunday Funday Brunchpocalypse Menu!

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?)

The beer cooler at AJ's, they serve 80+ flavors of beer, including the Chef's Choice, PBR Talls.

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:

AJ’s will be serving up killer Bloody Mary and Mimosas (I have heard that they are going to be XXL) and have a $1.50 domestic bottle special that is going all day.  That means during brunch also.

Tacopocalypse tacos served on hand-made corn tortillas and topped with our signature slaw flavors include:

  • Braised Pork – our take on the classic carnitas.  We have been told it is “waaaaay better” than carnitas.
  • Vegan Chorizo – Tacopocalypse Vegan Chorizo is very traditional-tasting blend of soy, spices, and vegetables.  But “waaaay better”
  • Wasabi Brisket – I had some other ideas, but the WB is so popular that I was practically threatened into serving it at brunch.
  • Spiced Tofu Scramble – Get your tofu scramble from the guy who was the first to put tofu scramble on Des Moines menus.  Still the best.  
  • Bacon Chorizo – It’s a morning thing, so we were like “duh, bacon chorizo”  I know, good description.  Chorizo made from only bacon.
  • Korean Chicken – with spicy mayo and kimchi….um…yummm.
  • Potato and Pepper – cumin dusted roast potatoes with peppers and onions….maybe even get some egg up on there…

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.

Vegan chorizo Breakfast Thing

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)

Brunchpocalypse

Sunday, March 11.  11am to 3pm

AJ’s On East Court, 419 East Court Avenue

Des Moines, Iowa 50309

Taco Pastorius

Special Awesome Romantic Taco Tuesday Getaway Event

Taco Lovers!  Tomorrow is a very special day for some, a day of romance and gifts and candy and dinners.  When you think of romance, what comes to mind?  The first thing we think about is the most romantic of foods, the Taco.  Tacos are romantic on so many levels, and our tacos are among the most romantic. (?) At least we think so.

Si, Corazon!

So…come out to see us at the Cumming Tap tomorrow night for a special romantic dinner of tacos and beer specials and romance and tacos.  We will be starting around 3-ish.

Treat your loved one to something special for V-day, treat them to Tacopocalypse.

Taco Pastorius

P.S.: We will have some kind of special menu thing.  Not telling you what it is, you will just have to find out.

 

High Trestle Tacos In Madrid/Flat Tire Lounge!

We will not be serving on the bridge, but we WILL be riding to it at some point.

Say what?  You say the Tacopocalypse is arriving upon the citizens of Madrid, IA at the Flat Tire Lounge tonight?  Tis true.  We are paying a visit to our favorite non-home-base cycling trail and bar, the FTL on the HTT (High Trestle Trail).  (You are probably wondering, at least a few select of you are, what the OG #1 trail and bar of the Tacopocalypse would be.  Great Western Trail, Cumming Tap in Cumming Iowa.  We are there Tuesdays from 5-???)

Yes, we will be in Madrid tonight.  It is just a quick jaunt for all of you Ankeny/Slater/Woodward taco lovers, and any of you that haven’t had a chance over the last year to open your mouths and pop in one of our tacos, it would serve you well to finally initiate yourselves into the fold.  Tonight should be clear, brisk autumn riding weather (read: perfect) and we have some great food for you, along with the already great times to be had at the FTL.

This is our menu for tonight:

  • Braised Pork: our version of Carnitas

  • Wasabi Brisket:  This has become a new favorite.  Slow cooked brisket topped with pickled vegetables and a Wasabi Crema.  Is Good.

  • Chicken Bul Go Gi:  A Korean inspired marinated chicken topped with Kimchi.

  • Veggie Chorizo: A meatless chorizo that will not leave you wondering “where’s the beef?”  This is soy/mushroom based and spiced with our own chorizo seasoning blend.

All tacos are served on hand pressed corn tortillas, and the pork and chorizo are both topped with our now-famous slaw (the slaw is the law).  All items are also gluten free, except for tonight’s chicken dish which contains some soy sauce which includes gluten (sorry about that, and sorry for all of these parentheses).

We will officially start serving at 5pm, but we may start a little early.  Tacos go until you stop coming to eat them!  See you tonight!  Don’t forget to bring your party shoes.

Tacos are important,

Taco Pastorius