Taco the Town
Episode 145: 4 YEARS OF TACO THE TOWN! BIRTHDAY EXTRAVAGANZA!!

Episode 145: 4 YEARS OF TACO THE TOWN! BIRTHDAY EXTRAVAGANZA!!

October 12, 2021

4 Years Ago, OJ Simpson was released from prison, 'Thor: Ragnarok' was released in theaters and a little ole podcast called TACO THE TOWN was released onto the Podcast Airwaves for the FIRST TIME!!! This week we celebrate 4 years of T3 by looking back at show highlights from the past year! It's a CLIP SHOW, PEOPLE! ALSO DON'T MISS: Old friend of the show Actor/Writer/Podcaster MICHAEL McMILLIAN (the 1st T3 guest from Episode #1) stops by to give us a MICHAEL TAKES ON TACO BELL Review of the new Crispy Chicken Sandwich Taco! PUT ON YOUR HEADPHONES, GRAB A TACO OR 4 AND CELEBRATE 4 YEARS OF T3!!! Editor: MATT ALLEN. Music: SUNEATERS Courtesy of LOTUSPOOL RECORDS.  

Episode 144: GG‘s Barbacoa Cafe & Tarahumaras #2! NATIONAL TACO DAY! ON LOCATION! (w/ Kailee Karr, Carlos Chamon, Alan Carr, Gabriel Gonzales & Perla Garcia)

Episode 144: GG‘s Barbacoa Cafe & Tarahumaras #2! NATIONAL TACO DAY! ON LOCATION! (w/ Kailee Karr, Carlos Chamon, Alan Carr, Gabriel Gonzales & Perla Garcia)

October 4, 2021
We celebrate NATIONAL TACO DAY by hitting the KCK Taco Trail and reviewing the tasty tacos at two Taco-rrific KCK Taco spots, GG's BARBACOA CAFE and TARAHUMARAS # 2! We are joined by special Taco Reviewer Guests and Local Stand Up Comics KAILEE KARR & CARLOS CHAMON! Also Executive Director of Visit KCK, ALAN CARR, joins us and unveils some breaking KCK Taco Trail News! And don't miss GABRIEL GONZALES from GG's and PERLA GARCIA from Tarahumaras #2 telling us about their taco spots and delicious menu! In addition to taste testing tasty tacos we also discuss creating a KCK Taco Trail Pedal Tavern, Kailee tells us about her Hot Dog Ambassadorship and living a Hot Dog-centric Life, our Guests first taco Memories and we lay out our National Taco Day Rituals! In the TACO TICKER we taco 'bout the creators of South Park buying the famous Colorado Mexican Restaurant Casa Bonita! (What restaurant from your childhood would you buy and refurbish?) In the CHEESY GORDITA CRIME STORY of the Week we tell the tale of the Texas man who was fined for taking his horse through the Taco Bell Drive Thru! In TOWN OF THE TACO, we ask our guests to DESCRIBE THEIR PERFECT KC DAY! The Soup Eating Lady Painting at Succotash! WHAT OUT-OF-TOWN THING WOULD YOU LIKE TO TRANSPORT TO KC and we talk a little about MARTINI CORNER! ALL OF THIS AND: A QUESO WATER BED! A Chucky Cheese Sex Club! Segway Stories! The Kansas City Stand Up Comedy Scene! And in RANDOM TACO QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Taco The Movie is being made in Hollywood! Who would you cast? And would you eat a Tuna and Kangaroo Taco?! HAPPY NATIONAL TACO DAY FROM TACO THE TOWN! MAY ALL YOUR TACOS BE TASTY! Editor: MATT ALLEN. Music: SUNEATERS Courtesy of Lotuspool Records. 
Episode 143: CACTUS GRILL! ON LOCATION AT TERRA LUNA! (w/ Quixotic‘s Maggie Andriani, Liz Fraley & Ethan Lottman)

Episode 143: CACTUS GRILL! ON LOCATION AT TERRA LUNA! (w/ Quixotic‘s Maggie Andriani, Liz Fraley & Ethan Lottman)

September 28, 2021
This week we are deep in the mystical and mesmerizing forests of the Overland Park Arboretum, the location of Quixotic's Terra Luna Experience, eating tasty tacos from CACTUS GRILL with performers from Quixotic MAGGIE ANDRIANI, LIZ FRALEY and ETHAN LOTTMAN! We talk about what visitors can expect at Terra Luna this year (one more week of shows Oct. 1, 2. & 3rd), performing in bubbles on lakes, weird animal encounters and Dave talks about filming his early days filming his college caveman "art" films out at the Arboretum! Maggie reveals her hate for hardshell tacos and Liz and Ethan share their other controversial taco opinions while Dave suggests Quixotic incorporated tacos into their performances! In the TACO TICKER we taco 'bout KCI announcing the local restaurants that will be featured in the New Terminal! Did your favorite local restaurant make the cut? Dave reveals his plan for a large Laser Taco that would greet visitors at the airport! We touch upon Taco Bell's Taco Lovers Pass only available in Tucson, Arizona (for now!) And in a Cheesy Gordita Crime story we hear about the Taco Bell employees in Nashville, Tennessee who launched fireworks off inside their own Taco Bell restaurant! We also get into our favorite Late Night Drive Thru shenanigans! In TOWN OF THE TACO we chat about KC Concerts, Waldo and our guests tell us about places in KC they will never eat again! All this and: An uncomfortable conversation with Maggie about Breakfast Burritos! Octopus, Squids & Eels! Would you eat them in a taco? Taco Bell Air B&B!! Would you stay there? The Worst and Best Fast Food Franchise Names! (Spangles or Toot-Toot's?) And if a taco falls apart in your plate do you grab a fork or scoop it up with your hands? All of the topics are covered this week at Terra Luna by Quixotic! Join us in the mystical forest and please bring some mosquito spray! Editor: Matt Allen. Music: Suneaters courtesy of Lotuspool Records. 
Episode 142: Tacos El Tio! At the KC Renaissance Festival! (w/ Daisy The Washing Well Wench, Richard the Pauper & Shawn Shellnut)

Episode 142: Tacos El Tio! At the KC Renaissance Festival! (w/ Daisy The Washing Well Wench, Richard the Pauper & Shawn Shellnut)

September 21, 2021
Huzzah, Lords & Ladies! This week we're taking a trip back to Ye Olde Taco times as we sit down and share some tasty TACOS EL TIO tacos with DAISY THE WASHING WELL WENCH, RICHARD TEACHOUT aka RICHARD THE PAUPER and SHAWN SHELLNUT aka VALIZAK The Adventure Trainer & The Tomato Guy at the Kansas City Renaissance Festival! Our guests tell us what we can expect out at the Ren Fest this year and we get to the bottom of the question: "Has anyone ever finished a Turkey Leg?" Dave brings up some fun Weekend Theme Ideas (Star Wars Weekend with Ewoks! Taco Swallowers!) and runs down lists of Fun and Saucy Renaissance Slang Words (Daggletails and Fopdoodles!) and Renaissance Era Foods! (Eels! Peacocks! And Swan! OH MY!) Shawn tells us about the emotional trauma of having tomatoes thrown at your head every day! Richard tells us what a Peasants Lunch is! In the TACO TICKER we discuss the new futuristic Taco Bell Drive Thru design that looks like a Taco bank! We also touch upon the new RUSTY TACO location opening up in Lawrence, Kansas and the new Tacoholics Restaurant opening up in Lee's Summit! And we try to unravel the MCDonalds McFlurry Fiasco! Why are all the McFlurry Machines breaking down? And why is the government stepping in?! Shawn also tells us about an amazing Taco Bell Cantina experience he had! ALL THIS AND: Taco Eating Renaissance Capes! Eating Tacos with the King! Dream Eating Taco Eating Destinations! The Secret Meaning Behind the Beach Boys song 'Don't Worry Baby'! In RANDOM TACO QUESTIONS OF THE WEEK, Daisy shows us the proper way to hold and eat a Taco! What topping should never be put on a Taco! AND What's the longest you've ever gone without eating a taco?! Step back in time with us this week to a simpler time when everyone wore tights, ate pigeons and mush and tacos were only the stuff of Renaissance dreams! Editor: MATT ALLEN. Music: SUNEATERS courtesy of Lotuspool Records.
Episode 141: Wiener Kitchen & Taco Via Taco Dogs! ON LOCATION! (w/ Dave & Jessica Derr & Elena Cleaves)

Episode 141: Wiener Kitchen & Taco Via Taco Dogs! ON LOCATION! (w/ Dave & Jessica Derr & Elena Cleaves)

September 7, 2021
The sun sets on Hot Taco Summer with a little Labor Day wiener cookout as we try to unravel the Mystery of The Taco Dog w/ Dave & Jessica Derr from the Wiener Kitchen/Wiener Wagon and Elena Cleaves from Grace Advertising and AccessHealthNews.com! (Sadly Elena's Pet Pig did not join us.) Dave & Jessica introduce us to the Wiener Kitchen's delicious style of Taco inspired Sausage dishes and we also taste test the classic Taco Dogs from Taco Via! In the TACO TICKER we taco 'bout Taco Bell's new breakfast menu and their new Chief Impact Officer Lil' Nas X! Also Taco Bell enters the Chicken Wars with their Crispy Chicken Taco! And for the first time we check the WIENER WIRE and get the lowdown on the report that eating a single Hot Dog takes 36 minutes off your life! (Poor Joey Chestnut!) And the Oscar Mayer Wiener mobile can now be hired as a LYFT! Will it be coming to your town? In Town of The Taco we get into a serious conversation about KC's public transit, our favorite place in KC to get away from it all and what's our favorite Pizza in KC! ALSO: Is a Hot Dog just a Sausage Sandwich? Wiener Kitchen pleads "Don't cut your Hot Dogs into Coins!!" And in Random Taco Questions of The Week: How many tacos do you eat in a year? What's the craziest thing you've ever done or seen in a restaurant? And what movie could've been made better with the inclusion of tacos? ONE LAST LABOR DAY WIENER ROAST AS HOT TACO SUMMER COMES TO A CLOSE! Make way for Mild Taco Autumn! Editor: Matt Allen. Music: Suneaters courtesy of Lotuspool Records. 
Episode 140: Our House KC! ON LOCATION! (w/ Tayanna Nelson, Emily Keizer, Patrick Moore & Maggie Zahner)

Episode 140: Our House KC! ON LOCATION! (w/ Tayanna Nelson, Emily Keizer, Patrick Moore & Maggie Zahner)

August 31, 2021
We're back on 39th Street eating some tasty tacos at a new taco spot OUR HOUSE KC with our special guests TAYANNA NELSON (GoodBodiesKC), Returning guest and taco-fanatic EMILY KEIZER and PATRICK MOORE (Host of the KC Top 5 Podcast on The Pitch Podcast Network!) 
We spend most of the start of the show giving our SPOILERS and opinionated review of HBO's 'The White Lotus'! But we also taco 'bout Tayanna's Hot Taco Summer Pool party and the time her taco life was changed forever on a trip to Mexico! We also put Burritos (the B-word) on Blast! In the TACO TICKER, we cover NATIONAL FAJITA DAY! Did you celebrate? We also get into the cancellation of KC TACO FEST on Sept. 11th and react to the news that the Kansas City Chiefs have released Defensive End Taco Charlton. Such a waste of taco-related potential! We also get into the weird story of Little Caesers's Pizza sending a fan a lifesize stuffed dummy in the mail! Was it stuffed with cheese? AND DON'T MISS Owner of OUR HOUSE KC MAGGIE ZAHNER stops by to introduce us to her lovely tacos! In TOWN OF THE TACO, we chat about the KC Restaurant Scene! The KC Riverfront! And Patrick tells us about how he celebrated his 21st Birthday at the Casinos! We also ponder the fact that Doritos are going to be with us for the rest of our lives and once again we express our love for In-A-Tub! In RANDOM TACO QUESTION OF THE WEEK we ask our guests: HAVE YOU EVER WALKED OUT OF A MOVIE? WHAT'S THE BEST/WORST THEME PARTY YOU'VE EVER ATTENDED? And WHAT'S SOMETHING YOU ATE A LOT AS A KID THAT YOU WON'T TOUCH TODAY? Our House KC is not just a 1 Meat Pony! They are all about the meats and delicious margaritas with Tequila soaked pineapples! THIS WEEK ON T3!! Editor: MATT ALLEN. Music: SUNEATERS courtesy of LOTUSPOOL RECORDS.
Episode 139: KNUCKLEHEADS! ON LOCATION! (w/ Lindsey Peterson & Boyce Richardson)

Episode 139: KNUCKLEHEADS! ON LOCATION! (w/ Lindsey Peterson & Boyce Richardson)

August 17, 2021
We're crunchin' and munchin' on some Juke Joint/Honkey Tonk Tacos this week on T3 down at KNUCKLEHEADS in the rockin' and historic East Bottoms with our special taco reviewer guests LINDSEY PETERSON from The Secret Life of Milfs Podcast and returning guest BOYCE RICHARDSON from the Coastless Podcast! We talk with Boyce about his life as a Fellow (WHAT KC SECRETS DOES HE AND HIS ANCIENT COUNCIL HOLD?!) and things get hot and saucy (Hot Saucy?) as we chat with Lindsey about her podcast The Secret Life of Milfs and All the Secrets of Milfdom she protects!!! (EIFFEL TOWER HIGH FIVE anyone?) We get into Boyce's love for '90s bands, The Secret backway to Knuckleheads if you want to avoid trains, Good times at the Rieger (Knuckleheads' Neighbor) and KC T-Shirt Pride! We also run down a list of the amazing bands and touring acts that have played at Knuckleheads and we ponder what musician would you like to eat a taco with and what musician would you NOT want to eat a Taco with! In the TACO TICKER we taco 'bout what new creation TACO BELL is concocting in it's kitchens (WHITE HOT RANCH FRIES) and we tackle the topic of Patrick Mahomes bringing 30 Whataburger Restaurants to the KC Area! (IS THAT TOO MANY?) What other fast food franchises would you like to see Mahomes bring to KC? (In-And-Out? White Castle?) In TOWN OF THE TACO we talk First Friday & The Crossroads! Our Favorite KC NAME! ALSO: We talk T.I.L.F.s! TOM SELLECK! MOM TACOS!! We ask the question: Did blues legend Robert Johnson ever eat a taco? TULSA TALK! Southeast Kansas Taco Chains! HANSON!! And in RANDOM TACO QUESTION OF THE WEEK we ask: WHAT'S YOUR MOST CONTROVERSIAL TACO OPINION? And: WOULD YOU SPEND THE NIGHT AT A TACO BELL AIR B&B? Just eatin' tacos at a Juke Joint under a bridge in the East Bottoms on a rainy night! As the Honky Tonk Blues Gods intended! EDITOR: Matt Allen. MUSIC: Suneaters courtesy of LOTUSPOOL RECORDS. 
Episode 138: WORLDS OF FUN! GRAND CARNIVALE! ON LOCATION! (w/ Katie Crawford, Chad Crenshaw and Davis DeRock)

Episode 138: WORLDS OF FUN! GRAND CARNIVALE! ON LOCATION! (w/ Katie Crawford, Chad Crenshaw and Davis DeRock)

August 4, 2021
 
Hot Fun Under The Hot Taco Sun! Dave and his guests spend the hottest day of this Hot Taco Summer on the hunt for tacos at the happiest place in KC, WORLDS OF FUN, riding rides and taste testing amusement park fare from 6 Different Countries during WOF's GRAND CARNIVALE Celebration! Dave is joined by Singer/Wordsmith/Worlds Of Fun First Timer KATIE CRAWFORD and the boys from C2D2 Films CHAD CRENSHAW and DAVIS DeROCK! We remember our favorite rides from Worlds of Fun past and Dave gives us some KC Amusement Park History Lessons! Chad tells us about his days working at the park and we all get nostalgic for that Worlds of Fun Parking Lot Smell (HOT TAR IN THE SUMMER TIME!) We run down a list of some weird and wacky Amusement Park/State Fair Foods! (FRIED BUTTER!) Davis fills us in on the old Joyland Park in Wichita and remembers the day he rode the Mamba 23 times in a row! We ride a lotta rides and all get a thorough jostling and rate our favorite rides at WOF! Dave reads a list of KC-Centric rides he would love to see at the park! (The Rib Ride! Pendergast Plunge! Pothole Peril!) We do some GOOD REVIEWS IN FUNNY VOICES, RANDOM TACO QUESTIONS OF THE WEEK and Review the Tastes of CARNIVALE featuring food from 6 Different Countries! Come get your brain jostled at WORLDS OF FUN AND TACO THE TOWN! Editor: Matt Allen. MUSIC: Suneaters courtesy of LOTUSPOOL RECORDS. 
Episode 137: CITY BARREL! ON LOCATION! (w/ Kathleen Spiking, James Stutsman and Alana Gwinner)

Episode 137: CITY BARREL! ON LOCATION! (w/ Kathleen Spiking, James Stutsman and Alana Gwinner)

July 27, 2021

We're in the Crossroads this week taste testing the tasty Barbacoa tacos and beers at CITY BARREL with guests KATHLEEN SPIKING (Real Estate Agent from REECE NICHOLS & Taco The Town Super Fan), JAMES STUTSMAN (Owner and Brewer at City Barrel) and back for her 4th appearance on the show ALANA GWINNER from Eleven Three KC!! We check in with our guests to see how their HOT TACO SUMMER is going and Kathleen helps Dave get to the bottom of Taco Home Renovations! (Taco Nooks and Taco Pool Parties?) James teaches us how he gets an IPA to mate with a mimosa and we touch on the Hamm's Beer shortage! James tells us about the new beers coming out at City Barrel and Alana and James tell us about their favorite new beers and beer trends in KC Breweries! In the TACO TICKER we taco 'bout the TACO BELL Ingredient Shortage hitting the nation! And we discuss the Taco Festivals coming to KC in September! Which one will you be attending? We also talk NATIONAL TEQUILA DAY! (How do you and yours celebrate?) All this and Kathleen and James run down a list of their favorite local taco spots and Alana tells us about her husband's Mac n' Cheese Taco recipe! ALSO: The episode quickly turns into a PSA about riding scooters while drunk (DON'T DO IT!) as Alana and Kathleen tell us about their scooter wrecks! In TOWN OF THE TACO we talk 18th & Vine, KC LIES and more KC Brewery chat! AND DON'T MISS: Dave answers F-Marry-Kill (Salsa, Queso, Guac), A Rock Mountain Oyster Taco (Would you eat it?) and Blender Tacos?!! TACO THE TOWN AT CITY BARREL! ENJOY RESPONSIBLY! Editor: Matt Allen. Music: SUNEATERS courtesy of LOTUSPOOL RECORDS. 

Episode 136: FOX AND PEARL! ON LOCATION! (w/ Lauren Scott, Wilson Ballew, Daisha Jones & Vaughn Good)

Episode 136: FOX AND PEARL! ON LOCATION! (w/ Lauren Scott, Wilson Ballew, Daisha Jones & Vaughn Good)

July 20, 2021
This week we're basking in the amazing taco ambiance at FOX & PEARL on the Westside featuring our All Star cast of Taco Guests LAUREN SCOTT (Host of 38 The Spot, KSHB TV), Actor/Model/Mississippi Man WILSON BALLEW, back for her third appearance DAISHA JONES (Traffic Anchor KSHB 41, Host of One Tank Trips) and Fox & Pearl's chef and owner VAUGHN GOOD!  Daisha updates us on her wedding planning and the latest highlights from ONE TANK TRIPS! (Haunted Museums in Omaha, Louisburg Cider Mill Donuts and making phosphates in Independence, Mo!) We go over some Flip Cup and Beer Pong rules! Wilson & Daisha share college soccer stories! Lauren tells us about an eventful trip to Bali where she wrecked a scooter and got 'Bali Belly'! Wilson reveals he grew up in a Taco Salad Family and tells us about his favorite taco spot in San Francisco! We also talk a little traffic and get an update on the Independence Bridge that eats Semi Trucks as if they were tacos! Wilson also tells us some Mississippi Ghost Stories and Lauren tells us about her strange aversion to candy! (Never had a Snickers?!) In the TACO TICKER we learn about a Tik Tock Hack that teaches you how to make a Crunch wrap Supreme at home out of your leftover Chipotle! We also chat about McCormicks Taco Seasonings Search for a Taco Guru! In TOWN OF THE TACO we taco 'bout our Favorite New KC Restaurant Trends, The River Market/City Market and our dream Streetcar Expansion Route! We visit with Chef VAUGHN GOOD who tells us about his amazingly tasty and elegant tacos! (Rabbit and Sausage!) Our guests give us a showstopping performances in BAD REVIEWS READ IN A FUNNY VOICE and Lauren even sings us some IN THE HEIGHTS! ALL THIS AND: KC Steak House Recommendations! BAJA BLAST: NOW AVAILABLE AT HOME! Taco The Movie is being made: who do you cast? Wilson's Special Late Afternoon Breakfast Cereal Combo Recipe! What's something you ate as kid that you will not touch nowadays? And IN 20 YEARS IS KC A BBQ TOWN OR A TACO TOWN? TACO THE TOWN: MUCH LIKE FOX &PEARL WE ARE YOUR JAMES BEARD FINALIST TACO PODCAST! Just kidding, I don't think that's a thing. EDITOR: Matt Allen. MUSIC: Suneaters courtesy of LOTUSPOOL RECORDS. 
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