Happy National Taco Vodka Day

It seems like the marketing minds at Big Taco and Big Vodka could have gotten together to work this out ahead of time, but here we are on Oct. 4, which is both National Taco Day and National Vodka Day. Never forget.

The vodka part of this discussion is easy. If you want vodka in this town, you go to Russia House, grab a marble-topped table and order some crazy brand you've never heard of -- Bogorodskaya, Kalashnakov or Khortytsa. Your neighbors at the next table might work at an embassy, or they might play for the Washington Capitals.

If you want to get crazy, you head for the younger (and Ovi-approved) Mari Vanna, which hosts Russian-language karaoke on its third floor. Order a round of the house-infused vodka shots: cucumber and dill, sea buckthorn and the fiery horseradish are all recommended.

So drink up and celebrate the best hybrid holiday this side of Thanksgivukkah with some of our favorite local tacos.

Tacos from Taco Bamba!

FALLS CHURCH, VA - JULY 26: TacoBamba Taqueria, by Chef Victor Albisu, opened recently at 2190 Pimmit Drive in Falls Church this plate includes, top to bottom, Taco Birria, TacoBamba and Black Pearl Friday July 26, 2013. (photo by Dayna Smith/for the Washington Post).

Top to bottom: Taco Birria, Taco Bamba and the Black Pearl taco from Taco Bamba. (Photo by Dayna Smith/for the Washington Post).

 

Tacos from Taqueria Nacional!

WASHINGTON, D.C., SEPTEMBER 30, 2013: Lamb taco is served at the new taqueria in the 14th Street corridor located in a former Post Office. (Photo by Astrid Riecken for The Washington Post)

A lamb taco from Taqueria Nacional. (Photo by Astrid Riecken for The Washington Post)

 

Tacos from District Taco!

WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 22: Weekend cover story about the explosion of new taco places opening in D.C. in the past 6 months photographed in Washington, DC. Pictured: Tacos from DistrictTaco in Penn Quarter. From left, the pollo, al pastor and carne asada tacos. (Photo by Deb Lindsey/For The Washington Post)

From left: pollo, al pastor and carne asada tacos from District Taco. (Photo by Deb Lindsey/For The Washington Post)

 

Tacos from R&R Taqueria!

ELKRIDGE, MARYLAND-September 12, 2011: Pork Tacos al Pastor (with Pineapple) from R and R Taqueria in Elkridge , Maryland. (Photo By Sean McCormick for The Washington Post)

Pork Tacos al Pastor (with Pineapple) from R and R Taqueria in Elkridge , Maryland. (Photo By Sean McCormick for The Washington Post)

 

Tacos from El Chucho!

WASHINGTON, DC- JULY 09 Al Pastor, adobo marinated pork a la plancha with classic toppings served at El Chuco Restaurant in Washington, D.C. on July 09, 2012. FOOD 7/18 -- For Tom's weekly restaurant preview. (Photo by: Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post)

Al Pastor tacos with classic toppings served at El Chucho. (Photo by: Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post)

 

Tacos from Taqueria el Poblano:

ALEXANDRIA, VA - AUGUST 19: Crispy LA tacos, tostadas, Baja fish tacos, along with a Margarita and housemade hot sauce are photographed at TaqueriaelPoblano Monday August 19, 2013 in Del Ray, VA. (Photo by Katherine Frey/The Washington Post)

Crispy L.A. tacos, tostadas, Baja fish tacos, along with a Margarita and house-made hot sauce at Taqueria el Poblano. (Photo by Katherine Frey/The Washington Post)

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