Taco the Town
Episode 100: 100th EPISODE!! PARTY BUS TACO CRAWL!! (w/ Taco The Town All Stars and Musical Performances by Chris Cardwell, Til Willis, and Suneaters)

Episode 100: 100th EPISODE!! PARTY BUS TACO CRAWL!! (w/ Taco The Town All Stars and Musical Performances by Chris Cardwell, Til Willis, and Suneaters)

November 12, 2019

It's our 100th EPISODE and SEASON 1 FINALE! To celebrate we are hopping on a TACO PARTY BUS for an EPIC KC TACO CRAWL driving around to some of the amazing taco spots Dave and T3 have reviewed over the past 100 Episodes! We pack the Party Express with some TACO THE TOWN ALL STARS and we even have some taco-rrific Musical Performances by CHRIS CARDWELL, TIL WILLIS & SUNEATERS!

We'll check the TACO TICKER and taco 'bout a woman who was arrested for stealing a Chalupa and Taco Bell Cantina Locations offering Fake Liquor! We'll also check in with JOLIE JUSTUS and she'll tell us exactly how her TACO THE TOWN appearance changed her life forever! We'll make stops at MISSION TACO JOINT-SOUTH PLAZA, IN-A-TUB TACOS Up North, BONITO MICHOACAN in KCK, EL CAMINO REAL in KCK, TIKI TACO on 39th Street, LA FONDA EL TAQUITO on the Boulevard and TEOCALI in Midtown! We'll also read some BAD REVIEWS IN FUNNY VOICES of Famous KC Area Attractions! ALSO: We play the TOPICALLY TACO TOPPINGS Game!! Don't miss Kyle's traumatic childhood Piñata story!! And we answer some BURNING TACO QUESTIONS that we've debated over and over the past 100 Episodes!! We'll share some stories, share some laughs but most importantly SHARE SOME TACOS!! AND DON'T MISS THE BIG SEASON 1 CLIFFHANGER!!!

Edited by MATT ALLEN, Music by SUNEATERS, courtesy of LOTUSPOOL RECORDS.

Episode 99: The Peanut! ON LOCATION! (w/ Hessley Rey and Travis Budisalovich)

Episode 99: The Peanut! ON LOCATION! (w/ Hessley Rey and Travis Budisalovich)

November 5, 2019

The Peanut has TACOS?!! YES THEY DO! And we're gonna eat 'em!! That's right we're reviewing KC'S OLDEST BAR THE PEANUT'S Tacos AND World Famous Chicken Wings and B.L.T. this week on T3 with special Taco Reviewer Guests all the way from Minnesota: Stand Up Comic and Podcast Host HESSLEY REY (Basement Appeal Podcast) and Champion Dirt Track Race Driver TRAVIS BUDISALOVICH! We're also joined this week by Executive Producer CHRIS GARIBALDI and we preview our special 100th Episode of T3 Next Week!

We talk TRUE CRIME and TACOS! Is Murder-by-Taco the Perfect Crime? We also get into the Minnesota Taco Scene and the wacky Minnesota Food Scene in general! (JUICY LUCY'S AND LUTEFISK!!) We also taco 'bout Minneapolis Hot Spots and the KC Buffalo Wing Scene! In The TACO TICKER, we think of ways to revamp the TACO BELL STEAL A BASE, STEAL A TACO Promotion! And we touch upon CHIPOTLE's DRESS LIKE A BURRITO FOR HALLOWEEN promotion! (Would a sleeping bag work?) ALSO: We talk Chiefs Vs. Vikings!! Chris G. tells us about buying Jagerbombs for Bros! And in TOWN OF THE TACO, we answer the question'KC NEEDS A (BLANK)' and 'PLACES IN KC I'LL NEVER EAT AGAIN!' ALSO: Chris G. gets the Chicken Wing Sweats!!

Editor: MATT ALLEN. Music by SUNEATERS Courtesy of LOTUSPOOL RECORDS.

Episode 98: Fric & Frac! ON LOCATION! HALLOWEEN EPISODE! (w/ Adrian Torres and Nat Bluhm)

Episode 98: Fric & Frac! ON LOCATION! HALLOWEEN EPISODE! (w/ Adrian Torres and Nat Bluhm)

October 30, 2019

HALLOWEEN IS HERE! And this week we're reviewing the tasty tacos at FRIC & FRAC on 39th Street (HOME OF TACO SATURDAYS SINCE 1979!) with special spooky guests ADRIAN TORRES (Horrorversary Podcast Host, Alamo Drafthouse's TERROR TUESDAY Host, Boom Howdy Network) and NAT BLUHM (Artist/Designer with HighHeart Creative)! Dave is also joined this week by special co-host Executive Producer CHRIS GARIBALDI who tells the gang about his intense Fear of Dolls!

This week we also break down a big list of our FAVORITE HORROR FILMS to watch on Halloween Night as well as a big list of the real life HAUNTED LOCATIONS in KC! Haunted Hotels. Spooky Mansions and Gateways to Hell! OH MY! We also touch upon the Haunted House Attractions in the West Bottoms!! In the TACO TICKER we taco 'bout TACO BELL'S HALLOWEEN FASHIONS available on their website and we also taco 'bout a HAUNTED TACO SHOP in Arcadia, California! ALSO: Nat asks Dave: "If you were a cannibal what kind of Body part taco would You Eat?" & Adrian asks Dave a very disturbing TACO TO ME Question for the ages! If we are all destined to re-live our lives in the Afterlife, Will Dave be eating ghost tacos for all of eternity?! Doesn't sound half bad! HALLOWEEN & TACOS!!! IT DON'T GET MUCH BETTER THAN THIS!

Edited by MATT ALLEN. Music by SUNEATERS courtesy of LOTUSPOOL RECORDS." 

Episode 97: Sol Cantina! ON LOCATION! (w/ Kerri Stowell)

Episode 97: Sol Cantina! ON LOCATION! (w/ Kerri Stowell)

October 23, 2019

Fox 4 Morning Show Traffic Anchor/Reporter KERRI STOWELL joins us this week on T3 as we review the tasty tacos in Martini Corner at SOL CANTINA! We taco 'bout KC Traffic, Fox 4's 70th Birthday Celebration, UMKC Football and how Kerri once scared away American Idol Winner David Cook! Kerri shares with us her best KC Traffic Tips, Her Favorite KC Street Names and HOW TO AVOID TACO TUESDAY BACK UPS ON SOUTHWEST BOULEVARD! We cover a lot this week! Everything from Martini Corner Hot Spots, Traffic Reporter Beefs (Could Kerri take Johnny Rowlands in a street brawl?), The Old Rock-a-Fire Explosion Bar and French Dip Sandwiches!

In the TACO TICKER, we tackle the news that TORCHY'S TACOS is coming to KC, Taco Bell Meat Re-Called due to Metal Shavings and METH-LACED BEAN DIP! In TOWN OF THE TACO, we talk Potholes, Bird Scooter Accidents, OAK GROVE HISTORY, Our Favorite KC Sports Memory and FOOTBALL SHAPED CHIMICHANGAS! We also play a new game: THE TACO WORD ASSOCIATION GAME! Also: Kerri goes for perfect YAY Score in the Speed Round! Ever wonder what kind of taco the Fox 4 Morning Crew likes? We answer all the burning Fox 4 Morning Show Questions this week on T3!!

Editor: MATT ALLEN. Music by: SUNEATERS, courtesy of LOTUSPOOL RECORDS.

Episode 96: 2nd ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL!

Episode 96: 2nd ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL!

October 15, 2019

It's been two years since TACO THE TOWN started our quest to EAT EVERY TACO IN THE TOWN of KANSAS CITY (and Beyond!)

This week we take a look back at all the highlights, lowlights and tear-jerking emotional Taco Moments from YEAR 2 OF T3!!

This one has taco-rrific Taco Ticker News stories, Bad Reviews In A Funny Voice, Taco To Me Taco Questions and many tantalizing taco tales we enjoyed with our special taco reviewer guest stars and MUCH MORE! Also Don't miss some of our top singing moments from the past year! What can we say, TACOS MAKE US SING!! Like it says on Dave's lower back tatt: Tacos4Lyfe!!

Edited by Matt Allen. Music by SUNEATERS." 

Episode 95: Dixon’s Famous Chili Parlor! ON LOCATION! (w/ Greg D and Jenius McGee)

Episode 95: Dixon’s Famous Chili Parlor! ON LOCATION! (w/ Greg D and Jenius McGee)

October 8, 2019

It's NATIONAL TACO DAY and we're celebrating by eating TACOS at a Chili Parlor! But not just any chili parlor! We're taste testing the tasty tacos at DIXON'S FAMOUS CHILI PARLOR! Celebrating 100 Years in KC! It was Harry S. Truman's Favorite Chili Spot but we're not sure if he ever had the ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT TACOS! Joining us this week are Greg D & Jenius McGee, hosts of the "Nerds of Nostalgia" podcast as well as the "Nightmare Junkhead" podcast! They run down a list of some of their upcoming October film screenings and episode recordings at Screenland Armour and Tapcade as well as the Alamo Drafthouse! Dave asks them about their Most Overrated/Underrated Films of All Time, Favorite Actor and Director and WHAT MOVIE COULD HAVE BEEN MADE BETTER WITH THE ADDITION OF TACOS? Jenius tells us about his days working at a Taco Bell (he's not a fan), we ponder Dixon's 47 All-You-Can-Eat Taco Record (How many could we eat?) and we not only review the tasty tacos but we review the FAMOUS CHILI at Dixon's and in a T3 first we taste test a CHILI TACO and it is TACO-RRIFIC!

In the TACO TICKER, we run down a list of NATIONAL TACO DAY Specials, break down the new TACO BELL VAT OF NACHOS that they are testing in certain markets and dream about the TOURING TACO MUSEUM that features a MECHANICAL TACO you can ride and a GUACAMOLE PIT you can frolic in! In TOWN OF THE TACO, we reveal KC NEIGHBORHOODS everyone should visit, Our Favorite New KC Restaurant Trends and WHAT IS IN THE BASEMENT AT THE ALAMO?! All This AND: WHAT'S YOUR GO-TO SIDE ITEM WITH CHILI: CORNBREAD or CINNAMON ROLLS?! We even manage to talk a little RAMBO and BILL & TED'S Trilogy, too! So pull on up to the counter and get yourself a hot steaming bowl of TACO THE TOWN!

Editor: MATT ALLEN. Music by: SUNEATERS, courtesy of LOTUSPOOL RECORDS." 

Episode 94: Waldo Thai! ON LOCATION! (w/ Shannon Gaines Bowman, Kate Haugan, Andrea Garcia and Pam Liberda)

Episode 94: Waldo Thai! ON LOCATION! (w/ Shannon Gaines Bowman, Kate Haugan, Andrea Garcia and Pam Liberda)

October 1, 2019

T3 is in Waldo this week and we're eating delicious THAI TACOS at Waldo Thai with special taco reviewer guests and KC Foodies SHANNON GAINES BOWMAN (Hardcore KC Foodies), KATE HAUGAN (Ham Kitty) and ANDREA GARCIA (Mind+Matter)! Dave and his guests run down their favorite Waldo hot spots as well as their favorite new restaurants in KC! We taco 'bout Fall Drinks in KC, What other restaurants that don't have tacos on the menu should do a pop up taco night, Thai Appetizers and IN-A-TUB VS. TACO VIA!!! WHAT CAMP ARE YOU IN? The gang is also joined by PAM LIBERDA, Chef and Owner of WALDO THAI, who gives us a break down on their special taco night and tells us the origin story of one of KC's spiciest dishes PAM'S SPECIAL! (And don't miss Dave getting a little hot under the collar as he taste tests PAM'S SPECIAL!)

In the TACO TICKER we learn about the Woman Arrested For Pouring Hennessy in her Taco Bell Drive Thru Worker's Mouth as well as the SOFT TACO USED AS A BOOKMARK IN A LIBRARY BOOK! (And Dave remembers the time he hid a Cinnamon Toast Stick in a Cabinet in High School for a whole year!) In TOWN OF THE TACO, we remember the Best Concert We Ever Attended in KC, What KC Event/Attraction Have You Never Done and we demand "COME ON, KC! GET IT TOGETHER!!" 

All This AND: MEAT CANDY! TURNING DOWN GRANDMA'S TACOS! OUR GUEST'S MOST CONTROVERSIAL TACO OPINIONS! OUR FAVORITE WOODSTOCK '99 MEMORIES! AND DAVE'S UP-TO-DATE TACO COUNT! This episode of T3 is almost as tasty as Pam's Pork Belly!!!

EDITOR: Matt Allen. MUSIC BY Suneaters, Courtesy of LOTUSPOOL RECORDS."   

Episode 93: Taqueria Mexico #4! ON LOCATION! (w/ Maria Elena Cuevas from MARIA THE MEXICAN)

Episode 93: Taqueria Mexico #4! ON LOCATION! (w/ Maria Elena Cuevas from MARIA THE MEXICAN)

September 24, 2019

We're back on Southwest Boulevard reviewing the tacos at one of KC's most popular taco spots TAQUERIA MEXICO #4 with special guest MARIA ELENA CUEVAS, Lead Singer of KC's Mexican Folk/Rock Group MARIA THE MEXICAN! Maria tells us about growing up playing in her Grandmother's Mariachi band, Maria The Mexican's new music video, opening up for Los Lobos and good gigs/bad gigs! She also tells us about eating deli meat and mustard tacos as a youth!! (Yay or Nay?) We also go over a list of Motivational Taco Yoga Inspirational Quotes and run down the Best #4 Movies of All Time!

In the TACO TICKER, we discuss LeBron James being denied a copyright on the phrase TACO TUESDAY, Taco Bell debuting their new vegetarian menu and introducing the new Toasted Cheddar Chalupa! We also unwrap the new Fried Chicken/Glazed Doughnut Sandwich from KFC! (Why does KFC want to kill us all?) In TOWN OF THE TACO, Maria tells us her favorite shop/store in KC and Things She'd Change About KC! Also: WILL PATRICK MAHOMES BRING OUR CITY BACK TOGETHER AS ONE WHERE WE CAN ALL LIVE IN HARMONY?! OTHER TACO TOPICS COVERED: Lawrence & Topeka Tacos! Free Queso Day at Moe's! Playing the Plaza Lighting Ceremony! AND CONTROVERSIAL TACO TOPICS! TACO THE TOWN! Way Better than a Bolgna and Mustard Taco!!

Edited by MATT ALLEN. Music by SUNEATERS Courtesy of LOTUSPOOL RECORDS.

Episode 92: Dos De Oros! ON LOCATION! (w/ VICTOR & PENNY)

Episode 92: Dos De Oros! ON LOCATION! (w/ VICTOR & PENNY)

September 17, 2019

KC's Swing-Infused folk jazz duo VICTOR & PENNY (Jeff Frehling & Erin McGrane) join Dave this week on location in Martin City, MO to taste test some of the tastiest tacos in the town at DOS DE OROS TAQUERIA! Dave meets some true kindred taco spirits as Victor & Penny taco 'bout eating tacos all across America while on tour with their band!

We discuss street taco memories, Chili Colorado, Iowa Tacos, Unique Mexican Dishes, Bad Cilantro Experiences and VICTOR & PENNY's Concert this Friday Night at Musical Theatre Heritage in KC! Dave also gets into some MARTIN CITY HISTORY and MARTIN CITY EATERIES! In the TACO TICKER, we discuss Fast Food Restaurants Tracking You By Your License Plate! Gordon Ramsey's Steakhouse Coming Soon to a KC Casino! And we break down the CHIPOTLE SECRET MENU! In TOWN OF THE TACO, we run down our favorite KC Hole-In-The-Walls, Favorite Music Venues, Favorite All-Time Concert Attended in KC, and WHAT'S ON YOUR KC POSTCARD?

Other Taco Topics Discussed: PINEAPPLE ON TACOS! PINEAPPLE ON PIZZAS! TORONTO TACOS! TACO WALKS OF SHAME! TACO THE TOWN! It's Like Waking Up In The Morning With A Taco on the Pillow Next To You!

Engineer: MATT ALLEN. MUSIC by SUNEATERS, Courtesy of Lotuspool Records."  

Episode 91: Los Alamos Market y Cocina! ON LOCATION! (w/ Cynthia Malone and Randy Mason)

Episode 91: Los Alamos Market y Cocina! ON LOCATION! (w/ Cynthia Malone and Randy Mason)

September 10, 2019

We're back on the Westside eating tasty tacos at LOS ALAMOS MARKET Y COCINA with Food Blogger/Taco Enthusiast and Nacho Connoisseur, CYNTHIA MALONE and Kansas City TV and Radio Personality, RANDY MASON! Cynthia gives us her list of the TOP NACHO SPOTS IN TOWN and even gives us her secret to making amazing Nachos at Home! We even delve into the ORIGIN OF NACHOS! Randy remembers some taco related and non-taco related stops from his days traveling the back roads of America on his show, Rare Visions & Roadside Revelations, including a taco shop/car wash and a place in Paris, Texas that had a tortilla chip cannon!

Also Randy tells us about the GARDEN OF EDEN in Lucas, KS and takes a stance on Anti-Nacho Glop/Goo on tacos! We also get into Fish Tacos, Controversial Taco Opinions and Cynthia tells us of her youth growing up inside a TACO JOHN'S! In the TACO TICKER, we taco 'bout LeBron James' attempt to trademark the term 'TACO TUESDAY' and TACO BELL dropping nine items from it's menu!

In TOWN OF THE TACO, we talk about our Favorite KC Celebrity Interactions! And our favorite KC Landmarks! ALL THIS AND: Our Thoughts on Quesadillas! CYNTHIA'S HISTORY OF THE TACO! WHAT IS THE CORRECT WAY TO SAY 'TACO BELL'?! Warm Taco Tico Memories! AND THE LETTUCE-ON- TACOS DEBATE CONTINUES! So much taco knowledge is dropped in this episode you're gonna need a tortilla chip cannon to blast your way out of the falling taco tidbits!!

ENGINEER: Matt Allen. MUSIC: Suneaters, Courtesy of LOTUSPOOL RECORDS.