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Posted at 01:14 PM ET, 10/04/2012

Today is National Taco Day and National Vodka Day

What could go better with tacos than vodka? Russia House bartender Julia Pudovikova can help you with the vodka; we’ll take care of the tacos. (Jabin Botsford/For The Washington Post)
Today in fake holidays, we celebrate National Taco Day. (Though let’s be real: if you’re looking at a calendar and the date ends in “day,” it’s a good time to eat tacos.)

Since there doesn’t seem to be an official arbiter for these contrived holidays dedicated to food and drink, it just so happens today is also National Vodka Day. Because we all need a special day to reminisce about our experiences with vodka, and all those times we woke up the next day feeling like we’d been hit by the Rikaloff Express.

Given there’s no better way to enjoy delicious al pastor or lengua tacos than with a smooth, smooth vodka chaser, below is a painstakingly researched map displaying search results for “tacos near Russia House,” home to an insanely long list of great vodkas. It’s marked with the purple pin.

(Screen Grab From Google Maps)
“C” is Alero Restaurant, where you can get Tacos Juarez (three hard shells) or Tacos al Carbon (two soft shells). “B” is Casa Oaxaca, which boasts five kind of tacos, including Tacos De Borrego, featuring lamb with garlic and peppers. I bet that pairs well with some Svedka.

“A” is Chipotle. You pretty much know what you’re getting with Chipotle. “E” is Lauriol Plaza, which has a taco platter on its menu with either ground beef or chicken tacos. “G” represents El Tamarindo, where you can score fish tacos, shrimp tacos, pork tacos, chicken tacos and tacos with Salvadoran chorizo. Lastly, “H” is La Frontera Cantina, home to some very tasty chicken taquitos.

If National Taco/Vodka Day isn’t a sure sign of the apocalypse, it’s at least a harbinger of the ongoing tacopocalypse, and we’re on it.

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