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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!!!"  

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Episode 48: 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL!

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!

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Episode 47: Children’s Mercy Park Tacos ON LOCATION! (w/ Andrea Garcia, Trevor Martin, and Chris Garibaldi)

October 2, 2018

This week we're ON LOCATION at Children's Mercy Park, the Home stadium of SPORTING KC and we put their tasty tacos (& Brat Mac n' Cheese) to the test! Our special guests this episode are Sporting KC and Soccer Fanatic ANDREA GARCIA & Actor/Filmmaker TREVOR MARTIN (TheComedyMinute.com)! We're also joined by Executive Producer CHRIS GARIBALDI! In this episode DAVE relives some bad childhood soccer memories and with the help of his guests he tries to put them behind him and to accept Soccer into his heart once again! Dave also shares his tips on how to improve(?) the game of Soccer and Andrea gives some tips on what makes soccer the most popular sport on the planet!

Other Taco Topics Covered: Andrea's Adventures in Soccer Ballpark Nachos & Online Dating! New KC Restaurant Recommendations! Trevor's Go-To Secret Menu Item at Taco Bell! Dave gives his plans for NATIONAL TACO DAY (Oct. 4th!) & also shares some new Chant ideas for The Cauldron! ALSO: Trevor tells us about when he shot a TV commercial with Graham Zusi! Tornadoes Stories! Tony Meola! Our Favorite Soccer Themed Movies! Sexual Innuendo Dance Hits of the early 2000's! And we give a lot of Shout Outs! With dance music pumping in the background we enter RockTacoTober with a bang!! DAVIN, YOU'RE NOT INVITED!" 

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Episode 46: TACO ZONE! ON LOCATION! (w/ Heidi Lynne Gluck)

September 27, 2018

We're ON LOCATION again this week coming to you LIVE from one of our favorite taco spots, TACO ZONE in Lawrence, Kansas! Singer-Songwriter-Musician HEIDI LYNNE GLUCK stops by to talk to Dave about music, growing up in Manitoba, Canada, and her upcoming variety show concert at MYERS HOTEL BAR in Tonganoxie on Saturday Sept. 29th. We also discusss her upcoming appearance on THE MYSTERY HOUR (Check your Local Listings!).

Dave and Heidi also tackle FACTS ABOUT MANITOBA and WINNIPEG; CANADIAN FOOD and CANADIAN SLANG; and...CANDADIAN TACOS?!!

Quick! Eat those tacos before a Polar Bear gobbles them up! Heidi's Latest Record "Pony Show" is available now from Lotuspool Records!" 

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Episode 45: Zocalo! ON LOCATION! (w/ HAM KITTY!)

September 21, 2018

T3 hits the Country Club Plaza to review the tasty tacos and margaritas from ZOCALO with special guests, the Kansas City improv comedy quintet, HAM KITTY (Trish Berrong, Kate Haugan, Ashley Osborn, and Jen Roser)!

Taco Topics and KC Topics Discussed: Favorite Country Club Plaza Memories! Improv Comedy Mishaps! Things We Love/Hate about KC! KC NEEDS A BREAKFAST TACO PLACE!! And much much more! We check the TACO TICKER, play TOWN OF THE TACO and we taco lot about GUACAMOLE. We also taco 'bout a little ole place called the RUSTY TACO! And we read some BAD REVIEWS in a FUNNY VOICE!

Taco The Town: Bringing a Little Class to this ole former swampy marsh now called The Plaza!"     

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Episode 44: Q39 (w/ Toni Alexander and Derek Byrne from Visit KC)

September 12, 2018

It's BBQ Week in KC!! (When isn't it BBQ Week in KC?) So this week in honor of the World Series of BBQ Cook Off at the American Royal BBQ we are reviewing the BBQ Pork TACQOS from Q39 with Visit KC's TONI ALEXANDER & DEREK BYRNE! On Location at the Visit KC Offices, in this edition we talk a whole lotta KC! They give us their expert opinions on the Top Things to See, Do and Eat Here in KC!

We talk Food (KC BBQ, KC PIZZA, KC Sandwiches, KC Coffee Shops, KC Burgers) and tries to sell his guest's on his KC Taco Initiative! Will Visit KC help him make Tacos the Official Food of Kansas City?

Other Taco Topics discussed: Downtown Tacos! Late Night $2 Tacos at Chipotle, Toni's Homemade Pizza Tacos, Lifetime Supplies of Queso, KC Taco Tours, Q: "Is a Taco a Sandwich?" Hear Toni and Derek go for a Perfect Score in the Taco Topics Speed Round! Dave and his guests even touch upon KCK, the Shake Shack Opening (NO TACOS?!), and Bird Scooters vs. Floating Segways! The Future of KC is a stake! This week it's KC BBQ Meets KC TACOS! Two KC Culinary Monsters at last become ONE!!! 

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