Once again, a made-up holiday steals our hearts. This time, it's National Taco Day. The taco, you'll be fascinated to know, predates the arrival of Europeans in Mexico, making it a truly authentic dish. And, although the first tacos were basically corn tortillas used as a way to hold tiny fish, we've since discovered it's the perfect food.
No one knows the versatility of the taco better than BC Cafe's Brett Chiavari who is celebrating National Taco Day with some unique creations.
On Saturday, October 4, celebrate "Quatro de Octubre" will some great specials. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., but any two tacos and get the third free. In addition, beers are two-for-one.
From 5 to 10 p.m. Chiavari is hosting "BC Tacos' Greatest Hits", featuring the cafe's most celebrated tacos. The taco maven explains. "We are talking the best of the best. We have done over 50 specialty tacos using everything from lobster to bison to duck, we've made taco shells out of plantains, bacon, pasta, we have done it all but this menu is the best! It will absolutely be an epic taco night!
Tacos are served a la carte and are priced at $5 - 6. A special sampler of mini tacos is $18, and includes a petite version of all the special tacos being offered. Here's the rundown:
Steakhouse taco, with filet au poivre, creamed spinach, fried onions and black peppercorn sauce; NoLa BBQ Shrimp taco with andouille croutons, fried green tomatoes, scallions, and old bay aioli; bahn mi taco with char shiu pork belly, pickled daikon, carrots, cilantro, and jalapeños; chicken and waffle taco with buttermilk marinated chicken, homemade waffles, cheddar, and cayenne pepper maple syrup. For dessert there's a creme brulee....taco!