Although it has been years since I gulped down some 25 cent tacos, I still remember them perfectly.
Michele Landolt said he began selling them 25 years ago at Jacks or Better, a former tavern in north Lincoln, and later at C Geeâ€™s, which became Knickerbockers in 1993.
â€œThey go great with beer, and they are fun food to eat,â€ Landolt said in 1998. â€œYou can pick them up and wolf them down and get your moneyâ€™s worth.â€
Landolt filled each crispy shell with ground beef, lettuce, cheese and a choice of one of his homemade sauces â€” mild, spicy and his infamously hot â€œmofo.â€
â€œIt will melt the chrome off of anything,â€ Knickerbockers employee Chris Hussey said. â€œThatâ€™s the way George made it â€¦ itâ€™s the hottest stuff youâ€™ll ever have.â€