$14 for Mexican Dinner, Chips and Salsa, and Draft Beer for Two at Tamale Wizard (Up to $28.50 Value)

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In a Nutshell

River Market café tops pork, chicken & veggie tacos & tamales with six salsas blended fresh each day, their fire quenched by Boulevard beer

The Fine Print

Expires Sep 19th, 2012. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per table. Dine-in only. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Valid only for dinner 5pm-9pm Tuesday-Saturday. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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$14 for a Mexican Dinner for Two (Up to $28.50 Value)

  • Chips and salsa ($2.50 value)
  • Two taco or tamale combos with side of rice and beans (up to a $16 value)
  • Two draft beers (up to a $10 value)

See the menu for combo varieties.

Tamale Wizard

Tamale Wizard's kitchen blends six different salsas from scratch each day, evincing a food philosophy that is "really all about doing it the hard way," as owner and chef Bruce Swabb reported to the Kansas City Pitch. From a River Market storefront, the food-truck veteran crafts a focused menu of tacos wrapped in hand-pressed tortillas and plump tamales, each dolloped with sauces that include creamy avocado, mango banana, and chili peanut in addition to classic jalapeño varieties. Pork carnitas, chili-lime fish, and chicken en mole prepared according to Oaxacan and Yucatecan recipes fill the corn or flour tacos, and black beans, sweet potato, and cheesy green chili join the slate of fillings on the tamale menu.

The taps behind the bar dispense ales and lagers from Kansas City's own Boulevard Brewing Company, and artful bottles hold all-natural Soda Vie soft drinks in pineapple cilantro and strawberry mint. Exposed-brick walls and chalkboard menus create a flexible space for the staff's constant innovation, from whipping up ever-spicier taco fillings to building a sidewalk cart in time for summer weather and the taco-racing season.

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