Taco the Town
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. 

Episode 90: Frankie Farelanes! ON LOCATION! (w/ Bayleigh Dayton and Chris “Swaggy C” Williams from BIG BROTHER Season 20)

Episode 90: Frankie Farelanes! ON LOCATION! (w/ Bayleigh Dayton and Chris “Swaggy C” Williams from BIG BROTHER Season 20)

September 4, 2019

BAYLEIGH DAYTON and CHRIS "SWAGGY C" WILLIAMS from BIG BROTHER SEASON 20 join us at the Downtown Lee's Summit Taco Destination FRANKIE FARELANES! Bayleigh and Swaggy C talk about falling in love on a reality show and other Behind-The-Scenes tales from last year's BIG BROTHER Season 20! They also talk about their recent appearance on LOVE ISLAND and their future possible Reality Show plans in LA! Swaggy C shares a traumatizing Connecticut Taco Experience as a child that has shaped his view of tacos for his entire life!

In the TACO TICKER, We read a report on the recent TACO BELL RESORT in Palm Springs! Was it a Hit or a Miss? And we also taco 'bout MOCK-A-MOLE (Fake Guacamole!!) In TOWN OF THE TACO, We discuss KC HOLE-IN-THE-WALLS and ask the question 'WHAT'S ON YOUR KC POSTCARD?' PLUS: Ketchup on RICE?! And we get Bayleigh and Swaggy's Review of the Popeye's Chicken Sandwich! Join us this week at FRANKIE FARELANES! With a taco on the menu named the TRASH PANDA you can't go wrong!!

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

Episode 89: Barrigas! On LOCATION! (w/ Lauren Braton)

Episode 89: Barrigas! On LOCATION! (w/ Lauren Braton)

August 28, 2019

This week Actress/Singer LAUREN BRATON brings T3 to BARRIGAS, her favorite KC Taco spot in her hometown Greenwood, Missouri! Lauren tells us about Greenwood's colorful past and present and she also tells Dave how she and her pups celebrated International Dog Day! Dave and Lauren also reminisce about Annie Santa Fe's on the Plaza! Indoor Shopping Malls of KC's Past! And Lauren tells us about being an amateur Weather Spotter and Storm Chaser! We also touch upon the Chiefs lookout this upcoming season and why Taco John's is the best post-Chiefs Game Loss Food!

ALSO: We dissect Patrick Mahomes' Acting Style! OTHER TACO TOPICS DISCUSSED THIS EPISODE: Soggy Tortillas!! PRINCE COVER BANDS! MISUNDERSTOOD SONG LYRICS! THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE STORIES! And we play THE KC JINGLE GAME! In the TACO TICKER: We discuss the Man who died in a Taco Eating Contest, The Man whose life was saved by his Dog Taco and the TACO BELL BACK-TO-SCHOOL Clothing Line and Sunglasses Line! AND TACO BELL EYE EXAMS? In TOWN OF THE TACO, We answer the question: "If KC Ever Does THIS I'm moving!" And IS KC A GOOD SANDWICH TOWN? AND DON'T MISS Lauren's Anti-Robot Rant! And Dave and Lauren discuss SMALL WONDER, The Best Robot TV Show ever? ALL THIS and we remember our favorite VMA Performances of the past! Come on out to Barrigas in Greenwood where the tacos are tasty and the squirrels will eat the cilantro right out of your garden!

Engineer: MATT ALLEN. Music by SUNEATERS, Courtesy of LOTUSPOOL RECORDS

Episode 88: Taco John’s! ON LOCATION! (w/ Steve and Mike Weatherford)

Episode 88: Taco John’s! ON LOCATION! (w/ Steve and Mike Weatherford)

August 22, 2019

We celebrate 50 Years of TACO JOHN'S this week on T3 w/ special taco reviewer guests, The Weatherford Brothers, Steve and Mike!

T3 does our part to help Taco John's break the world taco record of selling and eating 500,000 69 Cent Tacos in One Day! We run down the history of Taco John's West-Mex Tacos and also their claims to be the originators of the phrase TACO TUESDAY! We go over a list of TACO JOHN'S Mascots throughout the years and also run down a list of other events celebrating their 50th Birthday in 2019! Oh! And we munch on some tasty tacos and Potato Ole's as well!

Also, Dave and Steve reminisce on their days in Middle School as Comedy Rivals (Where an over-sized sombrero factors in heavily)! We talk COUNTY FAIRS! SUMMER VACATIONS! What we think of the new Fancy Quick Trips! And Steve tells us about working for 1970's-80s Superstar Willie Aames! We also do a tribute to the Dad from ALF! In the TACO TICKER Dave tells the tale of a Taco Bell employee who was fired for cleaning the restaurant! And we taco 'bout DEL TACO: Coming Soon to Tulsa! ALL THIS AND: Dave breaks out his latest invention: THE RANDOM QUESTION GENERATOR! TACO 'BOUT A GREAT EPISODE OF TACO THE TOWN!!! HAPPY 50th BIRTHDAY TACO JOHN'S!!

Music By SUNEATERS courtesy of Lotuspool Records. Edited by MATT ALLEN." 

Episode 87: Tipsy Taco at Lake Lotawana! ON LOCATION! (w/ Megan Werner, Brett Alexander and Tyler Houghton)

Episode 87: Tipsy Taco at Lake Lotawana! ON LOCATION! (w/ Megan Werner, Brett Alexander and Tyler Houghton)

August 14, 2019

We head to the Lake this week on T3...(Lake Lotawana, that is)...and we review one of KC's Newest and Coolest Taco spots, TIPSY TACO!! We're joined by Taco Party Captain and Anti-Lettuce-On-Taco Activist MEGAN "MEGGO" WERNER and KC Actor BRETT ALEXANDER as well as Tipsy Taco Head Chef TYLER HOUGHTON as we taste test almost all of the tasty and tipsy tacos on the Tipsy Taco menu!

Brett talks about being recognized around town as the 'Guy from the Boulevard Beer' commercials as well as reading his children taco themed children's books! Megan observes Dave's Taco Eating Style! We talk Lake Lotawana History, KC Lakes and Disney Princesses/KC Lake Princesses! In the TACO TICKER, We discuss Kangaroo Tacos in Kentucky! Taco John's 50th Birthday Celebration with 69 cent tacos! And The Saga of the Doorknob Nachos! In TOWN OF THE TACO we discuss KC Conundrums and Casinos! ALSO DON'T MISS: Mac N' Cheese Tacos: YAY OR NAY?! RUNZA: Nebraska and Russia's Favorite Fast Food Chain! BRETT OVERCOMES HIS FEAR OF TUNA TACOS! ALL OF THIS AND Megan tells us about the time she attended a Tequila Festival in Tequila, Mexico and woke up falling out of a Lime Tree!! PULL UP YOUR JET SKI OR PONTOON BOAT AND TAKE A LISTEN 'CUZ AT TIPSY TACO THEY WON'T LET THE FUN END!

Edited by Matt Allen. Music by SUNEATERS courtesy of Lotuspool Records.

Episode 86: Coco Bolos! ON LOCATION! (w/ Shelbi Neel and Lauren Caldwell)

Episode 86: Coco Bolos! ON LOCATION! (w/ Shelbi Neel and Lauren Caldwell)

August 7, 2019

This week T3 checks out the tasty tacos at Coco Bolos Wood-Fired Grill and Cantina in the Prairie Fire Development in Overland Park with our special guest taco reviewers SHELBI NEEL (Riverside Chamber of Commerce) and LAUREN CALDWELL (ShowMeYourKC.Com)! We taco 'bout Taco Insurance! Eating Burritos in bathtubs! And how tacos are the perfect pre-Race Meal!

We also touch upon: WHITE CLAW!  WHAT DOES COCO BOLOS MEAN? And ARE TACOS A GOOD FIRST DATE FOOD? In the Taco Ticker we discuss 3 NEW KC TACO PLACES That opened up this summer! NATIONAL AVOCADO DAY! The End of the Taco Bell Tortilla Shortage! And Dave laments the loss of the Meximelt at Taco Bell! In TOWN OF THE TACO, we talk KC CONCERTS! And KC SECRETS! Also don't miss Lauren discussing growing up in a non-taco-eating home! And our ideas for a KC TACO MUSEUM! This episode has it all! JUST DON'T FORGET TO ASK FOR THE SALSA!

Edited by MATT ALLEN. Music by SUNEATERS.

Episode 85: Teocali ON LOCATION! (w/ Jerry Rapp and Shawn Edwards)

Episode 85: Teocali ON LOCATION! (w/ Jerry Rapp and Shawn Edwards)

July 30, 2019

We're talkin' tacos and summer movies with Screenwriter and Co-chairman of Cinema KC JERRY RAPP and Filmmaker and Fox 4 Movie Critic SHAWN EDWARDS this week on T3 as we review their favorite neighborhood Taco spot TEOCALI! Jerry and Shawn breakdown what makes Teocali their favorite KC Taco Joint as well as dive into the Summer Movie slate!

Dave also asks his guests their Most Overrated and Most Underrated Films of All Time! Jerry tells us a story about working with Nick Cage! And Shawn agrees with Dave on KC being the best taco city in the nation! We also delve into the question: What movie could have been made better with the inclusion of tacos? And why are tacos so under represented in film? In the TACO TICKER we taco 'bout Long John Silvers getting into the Taco scene and Jack-In-The-Box's new Tiny Taco Box! In TOWN OF THE TACO we ask "What fast food chain would you like to see come to KC?" and we talk Museums and Stuff! ALSO: DID PIRATES EAT TACOS? DOES NICK CAGE EAT TACOS?! WE COVER IT ALL ON THIS WEEK'S EXCITING SUMMER BLOCKBUSTER EDITION OF T3!!

EDITED BY MATT ALLEN.

Episode 84: Zacatacos! ON THE ROAD IN CHICAGO! (w/ Matt Nalbach and Sarah Holloway)

Episode 84: Zacatacos! ON THE ROAD IN CHICAGO! (w/ Matt Nalbach and Sarah Holloway)

July 23, 2019

T3's Summer Taco Tour Across America continues this week as we hit the City of Big TACO Shoulders! The Windy TACO City! The City by the TACO Lake! MY KIND OF TACO TOWN...CHICAGO, ILLINOIS! Dave and Executive Producer Chris Garibaldi are joined by Chicago Residents Musician MATT NALBACH (Woodland Creatures, TOURS) and DR. SARAH HOLLOWAY (Woodland Creatures) and together we review the tasty tacos at ZACATACOS (with 5 Chicagoland Locations!)

Matt and Chris reminisce about their early days of friendship in Chicago eating Taco Bell and all their great and terrible former band names! We also settle the argument on what kind of food town Chicago truly is! HOT DOGS? PIZZA? BURRITOS? TACOS? OR ITALIAN BEEFS? Chris and Matt discuss going to the same Chicago High School as David Hasselhoff! Chris talks about the time he watched his real Dad Steve McQueen film a movie in Chicago and we taco 'bout other Chi-Town Movie Filming Stories! We talk TASTE OF CHICAGO and NATIONAL HOT DOG DAY!

In the TACO TICKER we taco 'bout Chicago's Alligator-On-The-Loose CHANCE THE SNAPPER and how many Tacos an alligator could eat! Also we remember the Cubs Good Luck Taco Bell in Wrigleyville (RIP!) We also touch upon the McDonald's in the UK serving a Kansas City Stack Burger and do some bad British Accents! We play 'HUZZAH or HARUMPH' and Matt & Sarah tell us about their many exotic travel/food tales! ALSO: Chris G. tells us about the new Suneaters album available FRIDAY JULY 26th and we play a song from the album! ON THE ROAD TASTE TESTING TASTY TACOS IN OTHER TASTY TACO TIME ZONES!! Wait, Chicago is in the Central Time Zone, too? Never mind!!

EDITED BY MATT ALLEN

Episode 83: KC Tacofest! ON LOCATION! (w/ Christie Courville, Kevin Schmit, and Many More!)

Episode 83: KC Tacofest! ON LOCATION! (w/ Christie Courville, Kevin Schmit, and Many More!)

July 16, 2019

This week we're ON LOCATION at the 1st Inaugural KC TACOFEST in the KC Crossroads tasting all sorts of tacos and salsas and tequilas with former T3 guests and First Time T3 Guests! Dave is joined by Engineer MATT ALLEN, Former T3 Guest EMILY KEIZER, Former T3 Guest JESSI BURKETTE, CHRISTIE COURVILLE (actress, model), KEVIN SCHMIT (Chicago Sports Journalist/Podcaster) and Executive Producer CHRIS GARIBALDI!

Don't miss Dave discussing eating his first INSECT TACO!! Emily does the TACO GAUNTLET! In the TACO TICKER we discuss THE TORTILLAPOCALYPSE (Taco Bell and Chipotle running out of Tortillas!) and the recent Pig Intestine Truck Crash on the KC Highway! Where were those Pig Intestines Headed? ALSO: Is a Gyro a TACO?! And: HOW DO YOU HOLD YOUR HOT DOG and TACO? We also taco 'bout BURGER KING Selling $1 Tacos! Jessi takes on the TEQUILA TASTING CHALLENGE! And we run down a list of other Fun Food Festivals! MONKEY BUFFET FESTIVAL ANYONE? Kevin Schmidt, Chicago Sports Podcaster, tells us about Chicago Tacos! Bubba Starling's MLB Debut with the Royals! And Chris and Kevin breakdown their recent visit to the Evel Knievel Museum in Topeka! We also taco 'bout the Jalapeño Eating Contest and if Competitive Eating can really be called a sport! AND: What is a Walking Taco and what is a Frito Pie? Can a Walking Taco have Fritos in it? And what's up with Chicago Pizza? We also check the KC CUP and do some KC Talk! What a wonderful hot and steamy day at KC TACOFEST! Take me back to this place of dreams where wonders never cease!!!

Edited by MATT ALLEN."