#50 of 52/Taco Challenge/My New Happy Hour

52 Taco challenge is on! Two down and 50 to go. Tonight we hit the mother lode. Pomona is now ground zero to the taco world. Who knew!

Tonight Bike Bro’s possibly visited the winner; Tijuana Tacos located in Pomona. The first of five that started life as a Taco truck according to the staff.

Live each day like it’s a taco Tuesday! My new year’s resolution, as I’m now ready to see COVID and the elections in my rear view mirror.

Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. Bike Bros met up in Pomona at 485 W Holt, Pomona, California for Tacos. Kevin, Jim, Elvis, Tony, Paolo, Efren, and Javier.

Kevin put the word out last night and Tijuana Tacos was his selection. Our Southern California weather is now much cooler and the boys are now showing up in heated vests. I now see I’m behind in this new technology so, I need to do some shopping.

Our second taco stop. Unnamed park location

Years ago while living in San Pedro, California I remember the first Acapulco Mexican Restaurant opening up right on the water, near the cruise ship terminal.

My boater friends and I had no idea that years later they would name a weekday for our Taco Tuesday gatherings. Back then we came for the cheap beers and margaritas but, we stayed for the appetizer tacos.

Right around 4:00 p.m. the kitchen crew would roll out steaming hot chafing dishes loaded with all kinds of Mexican delicacies. You know the kind, the large covered rectangular pans held in a rack over water, heated by an alcohol burner.

The fixings plus fresh pineapple and horchata drinks

Moments later the second margarita arrived and before too long we enjoy our own little taco feast, just like tonight; and then the count down begins.

As close to 5:00 p.m. as possible a cruise ship makes its way down the LA main channel. It’s final destination, Ensenada on a three day cruise, a three day cruise.

The cruise ship is so close now to where we sit; you could probably strike it with a rock or beer bottle.

So what have we learned so far?

Taco Tuesday is now customary in many US cities and at Bike Bros gatherings around the country.

Taco Tuesday today is similar to our Happy Hour of yesteryear.

So what does taco really mean? It’s a Mexican innovation, but in other dialects “taco” is used to mean “wedge; wad, plug; billiard cue; blowpipe; ramrod; short, stocky person; [or] short, thick piece of wood.”

See you next Tuesday.