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.

 

 

Super Patriotic July 3rd Tacopocalypse Tuesday Insanity

Tomorrow night is July Fourth Eve, which will most likely go down in history as one of 2012’s most exciting and completely awesomest/rad to the extreme holiday for partaking in Tacos and Refreshments and a bike ride to the Cumming Tap.  Okay, here’s the situation:

It’s a Tuesday night, you don’t have to work on Wednesday.  Why?  Because it’s the celebration of the birth of our nation, and nothing says America like sitting around eating a bunch of food and sharing libations with your fellow inhabitants of this country while recovering from a crazy Tuesday night of bike riding, tacos, and whatever else you can gather into your corner during your stay at the Cumming Tap and the ride on the Great Western Trail (you know, they don’t call it great for nothing).

What will you be eating?  Let us reveal the super not secret menu….

  • Braised Pork
  • Vegan Chorizo
  • Korean Chicken
  • Bacon Chorizo
  • Potato Poblano
  • Beef Cheek

There may be some other surprises, not quite sure yet.  We are fairly ahead of the game today and may have some extra time to pack some fun stuff along tomorrow.  We ARE bringing enough taco supplies for over 1,000 tacos.  If we sell out of all of this stuff… I think the taco staff will need a raise.

We all look forward to seeing you tomorrow night, come celebrate our Nation’s Birthday, and if you stay late enough I will be riding back to town by bicycle…come ride with me…

Taco Pastorius

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

 

Tuesdaypocalypse Menupocalypse-alypse!

My Dearest Taco Lovers,

I am currently writing this from our new digs, which is quite enjoyable indeed.  I think you are going to really enjoy this new spot when we get it opened up to the taco loving public.  I am really excited to be able to offer you Tacopocalypse 7 days a week. BUT THAT IS AN ENTIRELY DIFFERENT STORY, WE NEED TO CONCENTRATE ON THE MENU FOR THE CUMMING TAP TOMORROW.

Now you are probably saying to yourself, “self, something something something taco taco taco NEW PLACE taco taco something something burp?”  I understand what you are going through.  My thought pattern is similar, but different.  This new place (aka “Project Bullhorn) thing will be resolved and announced soon. Don’t worry, be happy.

(if you are wondering what is up with this video, the fish’s name is Taco.)

Menu Menu Menu Menu Menu

  • Braised Pork

  • Vegan Chorizo

  • Korean Chicken

  • THE RETURN OF THE FISH TACO. Grilled seasoned Tilapia topped with our Adobo Crema (not “Chipotle Mayo” BEN. grrr.) and Spicy Slaw.  It went over so well last week that we are doing it again. Maybe I will even get one this time.

  • There may be another flavor or two depending on how hard I feel like working. I will say that we have about 20 lbs of beef cheeks in house, and potato poblano is always a possibility.  We will see.

We will also have our customary fresh cilantro, onion, and jalapeno peppers.  We will also have our Red and our Green salsas. (We have been labeling then as “hot” and “Medium” at the Farmers Market, but people are still asking which one is hot. It’s funny.)

Tomorrow, 3-10, Cumming Tap, Cumming Iowa. Be there or (insert random threat).

Taco Pastorius.

Gettin Rad In Madrid!

Tonight we will be returning to Madrid after a short weather related hiatus.  It looks like the call for gloom and doom tonight may, once again, a figment of our weather guessers’ imaginations and that things should be all clear for a ride (or drive) up to the Flat Tire Lounge for some taco love and $7 pitchers of New Belgium Brewing Fat Tire.  Tonight we will have what has become the four staples: Braised Pork, Vegan Chorizo, Bacon Chorizo, and Korean Chicken (which has become wildly popular).  Tacos start at 3 and go to 10 (or if and when we run out, which shouldn’t be a problem).  Come get Rad with us tonight.

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

Brunchpocolypse Is Go! Sunday Funday Excellence!

Here is our big announ….wait.

Brunchpocolypse Invasion Imminent

We are proud to announce our big announcement: Brunchpocolypse is go!  Join us on Sunday, March 11th for an event so huge that it will be considered by many to be the “Huge Huged Around The Huge.”  Others will just consider it to be a great chance to enjoy more Tacopocalypse in their lives.  Here are the “deets”

Tacopocalypse “Brunchpocalypse”

Sunday, March 11th from 11 am to 3 pm

AJ’s On Court

419 East Court Avenue

We will be serving up the tacos, Breakfast Things, and a few other breakfast items, and AJ’s will be serving up apocalyptic sized Bloody Marys, Mimosas and $1.50 domestic bottles (and PBR).  It’s going to be a blast!

We will be unveiling the menu later on this week, stay tuned for details.

Taco Pastorius

 

Think About This During Your Weekend

Taco Likers!  We have been absent from the taco scene for a few weeks, dealing with this and that and the other thing.  To make up for this grave inconvenience visited upon your taco liking selves we have TWO events coming up next week, and we are planning on showing up for BOTH DAYS! YAY!

Tuesday, January 31

It’s the last of the month and time for Tacopocalypse Tuesday at the Cumming Tap in bustling Cumming, Iowa.  We will be starting up the taco service at 3:00 pm and going until 9 or 10 or whenever Bob and I get tired of having fun with you.  Tacos are still 2 for $5, and Fat Tire Pints are $2.50.  What are we serving?  I hear rumors that we will be serving Braised Pork, Vegan Chorizo, Chorizo Verde, and Wasabi Brisket.  That hasn’t been confirmed, but you can almost bank on it…

Thursday, February 2

Thursday night we will be at the Flat Tire Lounge in lovely Madrid, Iowa serving up our hand pressed tortilla-hugged taco fillings and scratch made salsas and slaw and the other stuff.  They will be serving up $7 pitchers of Fat Tire (!) along side our tacos.  What’s the Menu? We aren’t telling yet, there are a few surprises in store…maybe a new item we are testing our for the Downtown Farmers’ Market…stay tuned.

There are two things to consider putting on your calendar for next week while you are enjoying your weekend.  We would love to see you (and you know who you are)

Taco Pastorius

Taco/Cross Saturday Tomorrow!

Taco Lovers,  Tomorrow we will be joining forces with Zealous Racing at the Iowa State Cyclocross Championships being held at Lions Park in Altoona, Iowa (13th Ave and 4th St. SW).  You will have the chance to see some of the best of the best Cyclocross racers and eat the best tacos the state of Iowa has to offer.

We will be on site serving tacos starting between 9:30-10:00 am, and the first race starts at 11.  Wait?  Some of you out there don’t know anything about cyclocross?  Here is a quick video to show you what happens at these exciting events:

Racing:

Eating tacos:

Okay, it isn’t going to be brutally muddy at the race tomorrow, but you get the idea.

What is on the menu?  We will have Vegan Chorizo, Bacon Chorizo, Braised Pork, and Wasabi Brisket!  We will also be serving the BREAKFAST THING, that killer of burritos and slayer of morning/afternoon/whenever-you-happen-to-eat-yours hunger.  We will have along our legendary Slaw, our Red and Green salsas, and the other fresh veggie acoutremandes you have become accustom to, all served on our hand pressed fresh corn tortillas. Also of note, all of our selections are Gluten Free.

We will see you tomorrow at Lions Park in Altoona!  Serving until 2 or later…

Taco Pastorius