It’s TUESDAY Again! Taco Menu For Cumming Tap!

Taco Lovers,

It is again that day, the day on which all places taco near and far have some kind of CRAZY taco action to tell you about.  It’s Taco Tuesday. wee.  It’s not only Taco Tuesday, but also…


THIS day is extra special within the realm of our tacos, because of our unique brand of food stuff and our lovely location right along the Great Western Trail in Cumming, Iowa.  You will not find a better taco in this state, or most of the surrounding area, especially not in a tiny town like Cumming (I am not just saying this because I am the one who produces said tacos, this is a conglomeration of feedback from taco lovers like you).  AND WE ALSO HAVE $2.50 DRAFTS OF NEW BELGIUM BREWING FAT TIRE BEER. WHAT WHAT? Yep.

Tonight’s Menu:

  • Braised Pork
  • Korean Chicken
  • Bacon Chorizo
  • Vegan Chorizo
  • Sweet Potato and Parsnip – this is our new flavor which made its debut one week ago and has gone on to be a huge hit! It even elicited at least one marriage proposal for your not so humble chef here.

That is what is going down tonight.  We will be serving from 4 until 10pm, due to a few promised late comers and folks riding out after Cyclocross practice.  Take advantage of another beautiful day to ride, imbibe, and take down a few tacos.


Taco Pastorius

two notes: 1. We are also open at Bombay Bicycle Club tonight serving our full menu. 2. Tacopocalypse/Cumming Tap Tuesday will go on for the entire year, all fall, all winter. Stay tuned here for any information on closings, etc.  We will be open every Tuesday, weather permitting.

Tacopocalypse In Metromix/Juice…

Look for us in this week’s Juice and online at Metromix where Erin Randolph reviews our first ever night at the Bombay Bicycle Club.  It was a fun night of live music and a “sneak preview” of what we have going on, and also an exercise in something which I can’t remember…but…

So…we were selected for the 2 for $20 series (totally appropriate), it seems that Erin and her dining guests enjoyed themselves.  We aren’t totally surprised, the atmosphere here is pretty conducive to having both tacos and a good time.  The only minor issue was the expected spice level of our Wasabi Crema, which was not as “bitey” as umm…expected.  This brought up quite a debate about our spice levels in the T’lypse Kitchen today, AND WE DEVISED A SOLUTION PLAN THING!!!!!

(Before we go any further I would like to say I am in no way making fun of or attempting to antagonize anyone involved in said party, only pointing out a solution to a problem which we have encountered like two times)

If you would like your Wasabi Brisket to really KICK YOUR SPICE PANTS, then ask us (or your server) and we will give you a small amount of Wasabi Paste along with your tacos and you can up the spice as high as you want/can take it.  Just ask for EXTRA WASABI! (I am seriously serious here, this is not in any way being smarty pantsy) We would love to see the more adventurous of you get down with more Wasabi than you really need.

I was looking for a good wasabi picture and somehow this shirt came up. So this is what you get. TREX SAYS “MORE WASABI, PLEASE!” “AND NO MORE PUSH-UPS”

I would also like to point out that our beloved Bacon Chorizo is not just TWO MEATS COMBINED, but it is actually made of only bacon and spiced with my own Chorizo Spice blend.  So it is at once two meat concepts combined but one singular meat.  I am sure that I just read the sentence wrong, but I wanted to clarify as there are a few placed that make “Bacon Chorizo” but there is only one TACOPOCALYPSE BACON CHORIZO, which is a far superior product. At least we (and hundreds of others) like to think so.

So, yeah…read Ms. Randoph’s article then come see us.  We have a lot more going on than just tacos now.  You should probably try it out now before this place becomes another place you have to wait in long arduous lines to receive your Tacpocafix.

8410 Hickman, Clive.  Monday Through Saturday 5 to 11 pm, with a special FRIDAY LUNCH starting at 11 am EVERY FRIDAY. There are a few things on the lunch menu that you can only get on Fridays, which you should try sometime…like this Friday…

Taco Pastorius

Juice Magazine/Metromix Speaks On Tacopocalypse

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.