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Where to get free tacos on National Taco Day, Oct. 4

Americans love tacos. We ate 4.5 billion of them last year — that’s 490,000 miles of tacos! But like so many foods, the origins of the taco are unknown. Some historians theorize they date to the 18th century silver mines in Mexico, because the word “taco” referred to the charges the miners would use to excavate ore. These pieces of paper were wrapped around gunpowder and inserted into holes cared into the rock — Not totally unlike a delicious flour tortilla wrapped around perfectly seasoned beef, cheese and tomatoes and inserted into your mouth. Whatever it’s origins, here are places you can celebrate National Taco Day, Oct. 4 on the cheap: Baja Fresh: JoinClub Baja and get a free taco. Chuy’s Tex-Mex: The Austin, Texas-based chain will give away a crispy beef taco with any order for $1. Chuy’s is also offering $1 Mexican beers. Del Taco: Raving Fan club members get two free…

Woman runs 10k stopping for 14 tacos along the route

One woman found an excellent way to stay motivated during a long run. Anna Orso of Billy Penn planned on running the Philadelphia 10k, until she found out the time to register had passed. That’s when she decided to run the course her own way. Though she wasn’t officially a participant for the race, Orso planned to race and stop at every taco shop along the course. He chosen plan ended up taking her to 13 taco shops, for a total of 14 tacos and one margarita consumed over the course five hours. But 14 tacos proved to be challenging in itself. Between tacos seven and eight, and at only 3.4 miles down, Orso starts to worry about her food fatigue, but pushes herself along: I’m starting to get fatigued. I walk into the 7-Eleven at 11th and Washington in search of water. I’m parched, and feel like I haven’t consumed a…

Where to eat or drink for free on Cinco de Mayo

It’s almost that time. Friday. Happy Hour. Cinco de Mayo. If you still don’t know where you’re headed, check out this list and scoop up some freebies on your way home or on your way out. Because one can never have too many tacos. #bajafreshtacos A post shared by Anthony Castro (@siinalooa100) on Jul 6, 2015 at 4:17pm PDT Baja Fresh Join Club Baja, the company’s rewards program and get rewarded with a free taco. It’s #NationalChipAndDipDay. Come on in, the water is salsa! A post shared by Chevys Fresh Mex (@chevysfreshmex) on Mar 23, 2017 at 9:56am PDT Chevy’s Fresh Mex Compadres Club members will get a free appetizer — feel free to sign up today! Most locations also have a daily happy hour so you can scoop up some margaritas for around $4. Did you know we have Thursday Taco nights? Get 3 Grilled Chicken Tacos for…