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!
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.
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.
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….
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…
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!
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)
Yes, oh TacoLovers, tonight is really happening. It’s going to be a beautiful evening to ride you bike (or drive your gas-powered vehicle if you are so inclined), share some stories from your weekend (maybe including the 2nd Annual Tweed Ride) over amazing tacos (seriously, they are), and take advantage of $2.50 pints of New Belgium Fat Tire beer. Come out for food, fun, a ride, or just to see your favorite taco chef (Me) and your favorite cycling bar owner/tender, Bob Moural. We should be set up to start around 5, and will be featuring the Wasabi Brisket, Braised Pork, Korean Chicken, and Vegan Chorizo you have come to know and love. I promise that we will mix it up a little soon, but this menu has been a hit. Thinking about bacon, curry cheek, and some other classics…maybe a few new items. Those of you who stick with us through the long-ish winter months will be rewarded with being part of the R&D for next year’s Farmers’ Market treats, including the forthcoming Tacopocalypse Chili, and some new salsas. Speaking of which, 187 sauce was a victory and will be on the condiment table tonight.
It was recently brought to my attention by a few Likers, and by my own eyes at the DTFM that our tortillas were straying away from their original goodness. Thank you for the feedback, the problem has been fixed and our tortillas are back to their thinner, more delicate and delicious selves. It turns out my math was a little flawed when the jump was made from making each dozen one batch at a time to batches of 300. Whoops! And that is why you, the Taco Likers, should never hesitate to voice your opinions when you notice something isn’t as super wicked awesomse as you would like.