The Election Night Taco Event in Bay View Just Got Meatier

Bars including Burnhearts, Boone & Crockett and The Sugar Maple make sure Election Night 2016 (Nov. 8) goes down with plenty of corn tortillas.

Nov. 8 is, of course, Election Day. But really it is so much more. We here at Dish on Dining love that the day has also spawned this hash tag: #TacoTrucksOnEveryCorner

If you missed it, news came out a few weeks ago that Bay View is the place to be on Election Night. Three bars are hosting pop-up taco trucks from 5-11 p.m. At Burnhearts (2599 S. Logan Ave.), the featured vendor is Gypsy Taco. The Sugarmaple (441 E. Lincoln Ave.) has Iron Grate BBQ (which will serve walking tacos and tacos filled with barbacoa and smoked pork shank). The guys at Boone & Crockett are hosting El Grito Taqueria. For every 5 Rabbit Cerveceria beer sold, $1 will go to the Bay View Community Center.

And now there’s more. The chefs from Vanguard, Dandan (Dan-Guard, get it?) and Goodkind have announced they’ll be doing some nosh at Gypsy Taco (which normally lives on the patio at Boone & Crockett). A little menu intel: Vanguard’s Shay Linkus plans to make short rib molettes (similar to bruschetta), pork belly chilaquiles and chorizo-egg pambazo (a sandwich). The Dans are planning a scallion pancake-style taco, and Goodkind’s Paul Zerkel is reportedly on board for chimichangas. 

 If you’d rather not stay and watch video coverage of the election, head over to Palomino (2491 S. Superior St.) for free shot of a special concoction they’ve dubbed “Thank God This Election Is Almost Over.” And if you’ve got your “I Voted” sticker, you’ll get a buck off any dessert. Palomino’s sister Honeypie (2643 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.) is also running the $1-off-dessert promo, but unlike Palomino, it won’t show election coverage on TV.



Ann Christenson has covered dining for Milwaukee Magazine since 1997. She was raised on a diet of casseroles that started with a pound of ground beef and a can of Campbell's soup. Feel free to share any casserole recipes with her.