Episode 57: TIKICAT HOLIDAY COCKTAIL PARTY! ON LOCATION! (w/ Katie Crawford, Brady Goodman and Chris Garibaldi)

December 13, 2018

It's our Festive Holiday Cocktail Party Episode and like all Holiday Cocktail Parties...this one quickly goes off the rails! We review the tasty cocktails from one of our favorite spots in KC, TIKICAT, with special Taco The Town ALL STARS, Singer/Writer KATIE CRAWFORD and 99.7 The Point Radio Personality BRADY GOODMAN!

Also along for the party is Executive Producer CHRIS GARIBALDI (who tells us tales from his Dark Childhood!) We get to the bottom of Tiki Culture (World War II Fighter Pilot Swingers) and we run down a list of what people in the 1960's thought made a good cocktail party! Brady updates us on his quest to dunk a basketball and we sing some of our favorite Christmas songs (some sung very well, some sung very poorly!) We ask Katie what a Juicy Lucy is, we discuss Taco Coin Crypto Currency as well as what Christmas character we identify with the most! Other topics discussed: Turtlenecks! Smoking Cigs! Crying during movies! And we talk a lotta WW2 like any good taco podcast is like to do! ALSO: We run down our Big List of Kansas City Christmas Must Do's!



Episode 56: Karbon at The Parlor Food Hall! ON LOCATION! (w/ Noelle Manica, Josh Montes and Rachel Rinas)

December 5, 2018

According to various news periodicals, food halls are taking over the USA and we've got our very own right here in KC...AND THEY'VE GOT TACOS!

This week we review the tasty tacos from KARBON located inside THE PARLOR in The Crossroads with KC Supermodel/Actress/Modeling Coach NOELLE MANICA (themodelboard.com) and KC Interior Designer/Fashion and Food Influencer JOSUE "JOSH" MONTES (Instagram: @1dapperlatino)!

Dave and the gang are also joined by KARBON'S Head Chef and Creator RACHEL RINAS and she breaks down all the delicious taco flavors that are available at this Parlor Taco Spot! Other Taco Topics Discussed: Food Halls vs. Food Courts! TEXAS TACOS vs. KC TACOS! Noelle and Josh break down the Coolest Events they attended in KC this year and what every KC citizen should check out next year! In the Taco Ticker we taco 'bout Taco Bell's new MIDNIGHT MELT TACO! And TACO BELL CANADA is selling Crunch Wrap Sumpreme Wrapping Paper JUST IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS! All this and Dave declares: "I AM THE TACO JESUS!"


Episode 55: THE LUCKY TACO at The Argosy Casino! ON LOCATION! (w/ April Roberson, Theo Bunch, Calvin Arsenia, and Chris Garibaldi)

November 27, 2018

Things are Rockin' in Riverside, the Atlantic City of Kansas City! #ACofKC We're slinging dice and crushing tacos on this week's edition of T3! We're coming to you ON LOCATION from The ARGOSY CASINO and their taco-rrific Taco joint THE LUCKY TACO! We review their tasty tacos, margaritas, Salsa Bar and other delicious Mexican dishes!

Joining us this week are Executive Producer CHRIS GARIBALDI and our special guests APRIL ROBERSON (Riverside Chamber of Commerce), THEO BUNCH (The Healthy Living Department, Cornerstones of Care) and Musician/Artist CALVIN ARSENIA! Theo and Calvin talk about their upcoming SAVOR THE SOUND Event! Dave reveals his hidden dream of living in a casino and eating room service tacos! We taco bout our best Gambling and Casino stories! Chris reveals he and Dave's new band PARTY TRAIN and THE SECRETS TO HAVING A GREAT PARTY!  In the TACO TICKER we talk about: TACO BUENO GOING BANKRUPT! And April reveals her love for taco Bueno and their Party Tacos! And a '70's Reunion Concert featuring a V.I.P. Taco Bar!

In TOWN OF THE TACO we discuss: The Best Sandwich Spot in KC! KC BBQ! And what is the most underrated or hidden attraction in KC? And we ask the question: "ARE PEOPLE WHO DON'T LOVE TACOS PRESSURED INTO EATING TACOS ON TACO TUESDAY?! DO THEY HAVE TACO TUESDAY ANXIETY? And: SHOWER TACOS?! Are those a thing?"

Put on your lucky Taco Pants 'cuz we're a Gamblin' and a Ramblin' on this week's T3!" 


Episode 54: Drunken Worm! ON LOCATION! (w/ Davis DeRock, Chad Crenshaw, and Shawna Downing)

November 20, 2018

In our SPECIAL THANKSGIVING EPISODE, Dave continues his taco trek down West 39th Street and he taste tests the tasty tacos from DRUNKEN WORM w/ special guests KC Actors and Filmmakers DAVIS DEROCK and CHAD CRENSHAW (from C2D2 Films), and Actress/Artist SHAWNA DOWNING!

We sample the specialty THANKSGIVING TACO (Available all November Long at Drunken Worm) as well as the eclectic mix of other tacos (and Worm Dip) available on Drunken Worm's Menu! Find out what holiday Dave and the gang think it really tastes like! ALSO DON'T MISS THE FIRST EVER TACO THE TOWN THANKSGIVING SKIT with amazing acting performances from our guests re-enacting the FIRST THANKSGIVING! Sure to be an Annual T3 Tradition!

Other Taco Topics discussed: TACO BELL PARTY ROOMS, LITTLE CAESER'S PIZZA closing all over KC, IRISH TACOS! POT ROAST TACOS! An American Royal Taco Showdown? and Choosing the Proper Name For Your Taco. Davis reveals his childhood struggles of never learning the proper way to hold a taco! We also touch upon TACO TICO, favorite stops on West 39th Street, Thanksgiving Plans/Yams, and who has the best MAC N' CHEESE in KC?!

Last but not least: BAD REVIEWS IN FUNNY VOICES with some amazing, funny Voices! Like the delicious infused tequila drinks from Drunken Worm we hope your THANKSGIVING IS SWEET AND FULL O' FLAVOR AND GETS YA TIPSY! HAPPY TACOSGIVING FROM TACO THE TOWN!


Episode 53: TIKI TACO! ON LOCATION! (w/ Molly Balloons, Brighton Gray and Jadrian Salmans)

November 13, 2018

MOLLY BALLOONS and friends BRIGHTON GRAY and JADRIAN SALMONS join us this week as we hit up one of the best late night Taco joints in the town...TIKI TACO on West 39th Street! Molly tells us her Balloon origin story, recounts the ups and downs of the Balloon Industry (mostly Ups!) and previews what we can expect at her BALLOON FASHION SHOW THIS FRIDAY Nov. 16th at The Abbott! Jadrian tells us about the time he ordered $93 worth of tacos from TIKI TACO and Brighton tells us about the time she had to walk through The Nelson's Haunted Egyptian Exhibit in the dark... at NIGHT!

In TOWN OF THE TACO the crew talk about THE BEST PLACE TO GRAB A QUICK BITE IN KC & THINGS YOU SEE IN KC YOU DON'T SEE ANYWHERE ELSE! Taco Topics Discussed: TACO SHAPED CARS! FREE TACOS AT THE LIBRARY! FLOATING TACOS ABOVE THE BARTLE HALL SCULPTURES! TACO THEME PARKS! JET PACKS & TACOS! A Bus Driver Yells at Taco Bell Employees for Playing With Her Food: A Scene Re-enacted by our guests! Taco Bell's World Series Steal A Base Steal a Taco Promotion! CITY UNION MISSION TACOS! Dave reveals his part time gig as a Payton Manning Impersonator! And we taco 'bout the LEGEND of DB COOPER!

ALL THIS AND DAVE SMELLS MOLLY'S PERM, TOO! Just Gettin' Weird kickin' it on West 39th Street with MOLLY BALLOONS and FRIENDS this week on T3! Tickets to the MOLLY BALLOONS FASHION SHOW this Friday are available at molly-balloons.ticketleap.com/theballoonfashionshow!


Episode 52: Arrowhead Stadium Tacos! ON LOCATION! (w/ Madison Johnson, Ron Woods and Chris Garibaldi)

November 7, 2018

It's Football Season and what better place to talk tackles and tortillas, sacks and salsa, Quarterbacks and Queso than ARROWHEAD STADIUM!! This week's episode emanates from the Home of The Kansas City Chiefs...ARROWHEAD STADIUM! Dave along with Executive Producer CHRIS GARIBALDI and their special guests actress/model and roving taco reporter, MADISON JOHNSON and KC Chiefs/KC Food Fanatic RON WOODS come to play and taste test some tasty tacos and Quesadillas from the EAT DRINK TACO Stand in Section103!

The gang reminisces about their favorite KC Chiefs memories and heartbreaks as well as their favorite all-time Chiefs Player! Chris G. reveals his secret identity, TITANS TIM (Kansas City's biggest Oilers/Titans fan)!

Other Profound Pondering Includes: How Far Could Patrick Mahomes throw a taco? How would you fix the NFL? (Hint: MORE ROBOTS!) The crew gives their Chiefs' season predictions! Madison breaks down the Wichita Taco Scene! And what is the Best PATRICK MAHOMES NICKNAME?!

TACO TICKER Stories This WEEK: A TEXAS UBER DRIVER IS ATTACKED WITH TACOS! ARE UBER EATS DRIVERS SNEAKING A LITTLE SNACK? CHIPOTLE'S NEW REWARDS PROGRAM! And in TOWN OF THE TACO We Ask: "What's the Best place in KC to Bring Out-Of-Town Guests?" and "What is the WORST DAY You've Ever Experienced in KC?" And we get to the bottom of Chris' bitter sweet relationship with Cab Drivers! Like a spicy Taki Taco, this episode kicks ya right in the flavor nozzle and keeps on truckin'! Thanks to Arrowhead Eats, Mat and the whole Aramark Crew for having TACO THE TOWN out for an Amazing day! GO CHIEFS!


Episode 51: HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR! Dos Reales-Shawnee! ON LOCATION! (w/ Denise Seah, Kathy Marquez, Chris and Lindsy Dorsey, and The Employees of Dos Reales)

October 30, 2018

On a rainy October night, Taco The Town invited two Paranormal Investigators and Psychic Mediums DENISE SEAH and KATHY MARQUEZ (Mystic Moms Paranormal) to investigate the strange happenings at DOS REALES in Shawnee, Kansas.

For years the owner and employees of Dos Reales-Shawnee say that after dark this taco-rrific Mexican Restaurant with some of the best tacos in the town becomes an epi-center for the unexplained and just down right spooky!

Taco The Town has taken it upon themselves to get to the bottom of this Haunted Taco Joint. What arcane secrets lurk inside the walls and the fountain at Dos Reales-Shawnee? Will Dave's dream of witnessing a floating taco come to fruition or will those dreams be replaced by dark taco nightmares?! It's our HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR! LISTEN IF YOU DARE!


Episode 50: Bonito Michoacan! ON LOCATION! (w/ Kelcie McKenney and Jug Stanovcic)

October 23, 2018

We've been kind to tacos and they've been good to us in return! We celebrate 50 Episodes of T3 by finally hitting the most requested KC taco spot from our fans and KC taco lovers...that's right...this week we review BONITO MICHOACAN! With two KC locations, KCK and Olathe, Bonito Michoacan is a wonderland that will fulfill all of your taco dreams!

This week we are joined by Digital Editor of The Pitch and Taco lover/Taco Writer KELCIE McKENNEY and Software Cruncher/Taco Crusher, The Boss from Belgrade, JUG STANOVCIC! This episode we cover many many taco topics like: "Did Nikola Tesla ever eat a taco?", Bringing Tacos to Serbia, Using Taco Bell Menu Item Names as Compliments, TACO DREAMS, Cricket tacos and a place called BEST FISH TACOS that doesn't have the BEST FISH TACOS!

We also discuss what upcoming stories Kelcie has been working on for The Pitch, The Taco The Town team getting called out by Afentra at the Pitch's Best Of KC Party and we ask the question: "Since he is a food critic, Should Dave get his tips frosted?"

ALSO IN THIS EPISODE: We talk KC BBQ, Martini Corner (Is that still a thing?), We go over a list of Overseas Taco Bell Menu Items, Dick-Shaped Pasta From Italy, We Celebrate Celebrities Turning 50 in 2018, Facts about Belgrade and a Pig the size of a Mini-Horse that loves Doritos! All of this while reviewing some of the tastiest tacos in the town! Bonito Michoacan!! Tacos So Good They will bring you to tears!


Episode 49: Bichelmeyer Meats ON LOCATION! (w/ Grace Pritchett and Clayton Snodgrass)

October 16, 2018

TACO SATURDAYS at BICHELMEYER MEATS are a TACO MUST SEE/MUST DO here in KC and this week T3 is coming to you ON LOCATION from that very PLACE AND THING!! Dave is joined by special guests Food Photographer & Taco Bell Fanatic GRACE PRITCHETT & Taco Guy By Night/Tech Guy By Day and Competitive BBQ'er CLAYTON SNODGRASS!

Together the three taste test some of the most delicious tacos in the town as well as cover some hard hitting taco news and notes and quotes! Clayton reveals the SECRETS of BACON EATING CONTESTS and the keys to being a successful competitive KC BBQ'er! Grace gives us some KC to Iceland Travel Tips as well as the inside scoop on FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY!

The group also taco 'bout Guy Fieri's New Power & Light District Taco Joint, THE KC FALL TO-DO LIST, Purchasing Pig Heads, Ways to incorporate the River More into the City's Infrastructure and the hard hitting question: IS IT A CHICKEN SOFT TACO OR A SOFT CHICKEN TACO? Other Taco Topics Covered: Who drinks Coffee at Taco Bell? (Grace!), Eating Tacos While Driving & If KC ever does THIS, I'm Moving! On a crisp autumn morning in KCK the smell of pumpkin spice is nowhere to be found, only Taco Spice here, just the way we like it!!!"  



October 11, 2018

It's been one year since TACO THE TOWN started its quest to EAT EVERY TACO IN THE TOWN of KC!

This week, we take a look back at the past year of episodes! All the Taco Highlights, Taco Low lights, and tear-jerking emotional Taco Moments! We think back to all of the taco-rrific Taco Ticker News stories and all the fun times we've had eating tacos and talking tacos with our taco reviewer guest stars and much much more!

The best thing about tacos is eating them with friends..so grab some tacos, grab your friends, pull up a chair and take a taco trip back across space and time as we celebrate 1 YEAR OF TACO THE TOWN!