101 episodes

W. David Keith has never met a Taco he didn't like. He believes his hometown of Kansas City is one of the most under rated, underappreciated Taco Towns in the USA. TACO THE TOWN is a safe place where taco lovers can talk about loving tacos. A judgment free zone. On every episode of TACO THE TOWN Dave will be joined by a guest who will share with him their favorite local taco eatery. They'll share some stories, share some laughs and most importantly...share some tacos! Welcome to TACO THE TOWN!

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    • Food
    • 5.0, 23 Ratings

W. David Keith has never met a Taco he didn't like. He believes his hometown of Kansas City is one of the most under rated, underappreciated Taco Towns in the USA. TACO THE TOWN is a safe place where taco lovers can talk about loving tacos. A judgment free zone. On every episode of TACO THE TOWN Dave will be joined by a guest who will share with him their favorite local taco eatery. They'll share some stories, share some laughs and most importantly...share some tacos! Welcome to TACO THE TOWN!

    Episode 101: TA CO! ON LOCATION! (w/ Dan Billen, Sam Billen, Jay Draskovich, and Kristy Lopez)

    Episode 101: TA CO! ON LOCATION! (w/ Dan Billen, Sam Billen, Jay Draskovich, and Kristy Lopez)

    WE'RE BACK!! In Episode 1 of Season 2 of T3, prior to COVID-19 restrictions, we hit the Taco-opolis of Lawrence, Kansas and taste tested the tasty tacos at one of the newest taco joints in the area, TA CO!!
    We are joined by our special guests THE BILLEN BROS (DAN & SAM) from PRIMARY COLOR MUSIC and we reminisce about their days growing up eating Greasy Mom Tacos in Oklahoma and Sam tells us the secret to making great Jorts! We're also joined by TA CO's Chef JAY DRASKOVICH & GM KRISTY LOPEZ! In the TACO TICKER, we discuss the new Torchy's coming to KC and Lawrence as well as THE AGE OF THE LARGE TACOS! In the new CHEESY GORDITA CRIME segment, we taco 'bout a man who broke into a Taco Bell, made some food and took a nap! This episode is CHOCK FULL! We also review MARGARITAS, FLAMING SAUCES, FRIED ICE CREAM, MUSSELS and inspect the HUGE KING KONG TACO! ALSO: Dave tells us what he's been up to over his hiatus, BASEMENT BATS, CILANTRO SANDWICHES and WILD CARD TACO QUESTIONS!!
    MUSIC by SUNEATERS courtesy of LOTUSPOOL RECORDS. Engineered by MATT ALLEN.

    • 1 hr 17 min
    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)

    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.

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Episode 99: The Peanut! ON LOCATION! (w/ Hessley Rey and Travis Budisalovich)

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

    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.

    • 1 hr 21 min
    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)

    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." 

    • 1 hr 50 min
    Episode 97: Sol Cantina! ON LOCATION! (w/ Kerri Stowell)

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

    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.

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Episode 96: 2nd ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL!

    Episode 96: 2nd ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL!

    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." 

    • 1 hr 29 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

MonkeyKing90039 ,

Good intro to KC

I’m traveling to KC this month and very much looking forward to it, help by this podcast, which gives a great introduction to the food and flavors of the town.

madjohn11 ,

Taco the Town's Tacos: Certified Fresh with Flavor, Facts and Fun

Taco the Town not only does exactly what it says it's going to do, review taco spots in KC, it delivers in freshness for easy and interesting listening. Taco the Town, while the hilariously detailed package that it is, breaks down quite literally the talk around the town, albeit, mostly to do with tacos.

From the "The Taco Ticker", a segment where taco related news around the world is shared and discussed, to "KC Cap" a game where the guests pull a Kansas City related question or prompt so one can share their thoughts/experiences, the podcast stays relevant, constructed, and is as easy to listen to as deciding your taco needs an extra squeeze of lime.

What makes Taco the Town work, other than the glorious fact that they are indeed reviewing tacos, are the guests that are brought on to the show. In the same sense that People of New York works with its slice of life style, Dave and Chris construct the show in such a way that you're getting a snippet of a chemistry induced authentic, intelligent conversation, a history lesson, a comedy show, and a cooking show. It's all so natural and fun.

After listening for an hour and a half, you're happy yet hungry. You call a friend and you know exactly what you want. A taco from that one place on that one street with that friend in THAT community that wanted just that. YOU. Exploring. Eating. Building a sense of togetherness... via tacos. 😉

C-MoneyKS ,

I give it 5 Golden Tacos

Great podcast. Quirky, funny, excellent banter. Perfect mix of free-form (so it can take unexpected and often hilarious twists) and formula (so it can keep from seeming too random to follow). I was hooked from the 2nd or 3rd episode where some of the funniest stories I’ve ever heard were told, about a bathroom wizard, how tequila gives you superpowers, and how Tiddy got his nickname. And I have actually tried many taco places in this town I never would have.

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