This Saturday DTFM/Ankeny Unplugged Double Decker Menu Wrecker!

 

Hello, Taco Likers!  We here at your first (and the greater DSM area’s second) favorite taco making operation are proud to announce that this weekend should run a little smoother than last weekend!  It turns out that the combination of Friday Night Sips In The City/Saturday Morning Farmers Market was a little more than the boss should have…well, if you were at either you know the point of this.  Our chef was having a really good time, and enjoyed every second of both events (except about one hour of chaos saturday morning.  whoops.) Really. Good. Time.

Feline Depiction Of Our Chef Between Last Friday and Saturday Events

Let’s reflect a little.  Sips In The City was amazing.  We were fortunate enough to have a great booth location bestowed upon us, even though we are the NKOTB.  Our tiny “Taco Canapes” were a  huge hit, serving a grand total of 1350 1.75 inch hand pressed corn tortillas (not a fun undertaking) topped with Vegan Chorizo, Braised Pork, or Beef Cheek.  There was a line of at least 15 taco wanters at all time.  For three hours.  amazing.  We made a lot of new friends that night, and spent some time with some old friends from some great businesses.  Our new team of Elisabeth “Get to the back of the line if you can’t decide” Ballstadt, Shelby “Sauce Spiller” Conklin, and Cyd “Don’t look up, just make tacos” Mull was amazing to work with.  What a great time.  Too Great.

We are also super pumped that we will be participating in Ankeny Unplugged this Saturday from 4 until 9.  Evidently there is a high demand for vegetarian and gluten free items (every single item we serve is gluten free) to be served at this event series, and we are glad to have caught the last one.  Next year we will be there for all their events, if they feel like inviting us back.

So, this brings us to the real subject at hand.  This Weekend.

We have a new flavor to put in your mouths this Saturday, which is a Korean Braised Short Rib with Kimchi.  Yes, some of you more worldly taco likers will recognize this combination from a certain taco truck in a certain state which serves the only “real” tacos in the country (according to the a-hole at the DTFM a few weeks ago).  This will be served at both events saturday.

DTFM:

  • Vegan Chorizo
  • Braised Pork
  • BLT
  • Bacon Chorizo
  • Korean Short Rib
  • BREAKFAST THING

BTW, about the BT last week.  I personally apologise for the exclusion of that from the menu, and for the back up tortilla scandal.  This weekend will be full on, with all normal stuff kicking it all over our menu.  Hey, while you are at our stand, you should pick up some greens and things from our amazing friends Cleverley Farms located exactly one foot west of our booth at 2nd and Court Avenue.

Ankeny Unplugged:

  • Vegan chorizo
  • Braised Pork
  • Korean short rib.

No Breakfast thing, duh.  It’s not breakfast time.

This should be a great day filled with fun and tacos.  Actually I think the word Taco means Fun in some languages.

Sam

 

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Downtown Farmers Market Tacopocalypse Begins Saturday!

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.

  • Classic Braised Pork with Curtido.  Pork shoulder from Niman Ranch braised with peppers and herbs until it makes you go almost as tender as the pork in the knees.  Pork knees.
  • Vegan Chorizo with Curtido.  Organic, delicious, and made with veggies, TVP, and our proprietary Chorizo Spice Blend, our Vegan Chorizo is almost indistinguishable from its meaty cousin, regular old chorizo.  It has drawn many into its cruelty-free web.
  • BACON CHORIZO with Curtido.  Yes, this is Chorizo made with ground Niman Ranch Bacon.  It is out of control.

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.