So join fellow public radio donors and KUER staff for the annual fall Brew Mixer, this year featuring Shades of Pale Brewery, on Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 7:00 pm. Food and beer provided! Get your pair of tickets by donating $20/month or a $240 one-time pledge by clicking here.
An Idea Before it’s Time
Toes were tapping and hearts grooving to the sounds of the Nathan Spencer and Ricardo Romero Band. It was a night filled with stupendous food and really fantastic beer at Bandits Bar and Grill’s Brew master dinner in late July. With the band’s interest in coming out to Shades of Pale and Bandit’s blessing, a night was born.
Here We Go
One of our team members found a taco cart interested in getting the night started with us. Juanita, a failed tacopreneur, was employed by a thriving taco cart and wanting to start her business again. Juanita stated she’d lost her cart after the construction in Sugar House overtook her cart parking. Now, several years later, Juanita had talked the taco cart owner into financing another taco cart for her, which is being built. In the meantime she wanted to start creating a clientele and said she’d love to build up a taco night with us.
The Rest of the Story
All went well the first night. Tacos were sizzling, the beer was pouring, and you all were grooving to the sounds of American Rhythm and Blues. At five thirty on the second Tuesday Alex was in a panic. Where was the taco cart? The band was ready and there was no Juanita. She was also not answering the phone. At quarter to six Alex was racing to the grocery store.
In a Flash
Did you know you could cook your own food at the brewery? Yep! Zach, our brewer, gifted us a grill. We are currently not licensed to cook for you, but, you can cook for you. A willing patron was willing to cook himself and all that was here some hot dogs. It was free hotdogs for all, but for now Taco Tuesday is on hold.
What the Future Holds
Unfortunately, this was not the first time that a food vendor has not shown up. We are currently upgrading our facility with a kitchen, so we can make and serve food. Stay tuned for the grand opening and the re-launch of Taco Tuesday with Music.
Taco Tuesday at the Tap Room.
The Nathan Spenser and Ricardo Romero Band
Enjoy the sounds of American Rhythm and Blues over a delicious taco from Juanita’s Taco Cart. Juanita is a food entrepreneur who lost her spot and her cart when Sugar House closed the 2100S. 1100 E intersection for construction. Juanita has gotten a job with a local taco cart and is saving diligently to buy another taco cart and start her business again.
Come on out to enjoy a great & affordable meal. Spend time with friends, and support some people with dreams.