Starting next week, you'll be able to find a lot more than tacos at the Kirkwood, Missouri, location of Mission Taco Joint.
The popular Mexican restaurant has announced plans to launch Off the Wall Burgers, a new ghost kitchen, on Mon., Nov. 23.
“We have a test kitchen inside of our Kirkwood location for fun pop-up menus like this, but we haven’t had the chance to utilize the space yet due to the pandemic," Jason Tilford, chef and co-owner of Mission Taco, said in a press release. "I was a skater kid growing up so the name is in reference to Vans shoes slogan from back in the day. We grew up on the West Coast so the menu is your classic boardwalk eats – smashburgers, Philly, corn dog, Coney Island Dog and more."
The menu includes the Boardwalk Burger, which is available in a single, double or triple patty and topped with your choice of cheese, lettuce, pickle and a "secret surf sauce." You can also spring for additional toppings like peppered candied bacon, crispy habanero onions, hot dog chili, jalapeños or roasted green chile strips.
As Tilford explained, you can also find the Old Philly (griddled sirloin steak with peppers, onions and Cheez Whiz on a steamed hoagie), a Coney Island dog (griddled angus frankfurter, hot dog chili, Cheddar cheese and grilled diced onion) and a battered angus frankfurter on a stick, but the menu also includes a vegan taco burger, a "thrashed" chicken sandwich and the chili on its own. Each dish comes with a side; choose from classic french fries, sweet potato fries or thinly-sliced deep-fried "onion tangles."
“We have to think of creative ways to support our staff during this time," co-owner Adam Tilford said in the release. "We will continue to hustle, and Off The Wall Burgers builds some excitement around the Kirkwood location, which needs some love while closed for indoor dining. Plus, the menu is killer and something Jason has been working on for a long time.”
Off the Wall Burgers will be available exclusively at the Kirkwood location for carryout and curbside pickup only.
Editor's Note: This post was updated to correct the opening date for Off the Wall Burgers.
Mission Taco Joint, 105 E. Jefferson St., Kirkwood, Missouri, missiontacojoint.com