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Channel Nick Offerman During "Movember" with a Moustache and a Torchy's Turkey Taco

Many of you may know him as Ron Swanson on Parks & Recreation, or even better, from his wedding portrait. When he's not developing his skills as a fine worker of wood or a classically trained theatrical actor, during Movember, Offerman will be taming his wild muh-staaashhhh.

If you have a 'stash -- aka a "mo" -- you're smitten with, or perhaps would like to dabble in the prospects of a heightened sense of masculinity (not comparable, but close to Offerman), then your time has arrived. November is Movember and not only does it celebrate a lively upper lip, it also celebrates men's health.

As a mustachioed being during the 11th month of the year, you'll be able to give a more defined sense of purpose to your face. Since 2003, more than 1.9 million participants have raised over $299 million for the cause. From the website:

Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men's faces, in the US and around the world. With their Mo's, these men raise vital awareness and funds for men's health issues, specifically prostate and testicular cancer initiatives.

Locally, you can contribute to the cause by feasting upon a Turkey mole taco at Torchy's Tacos. For the entire month they will donate a portion of the proceeds from the sale of these tacos to their Movember fundraising team.

To properly propel Movember out the door, today, November 1, all Movember Mo Bros are to shave their faces and start growing new "mos." But, if you've already got your experiment started, that's fine. Just be sure to snap a distinguished self-portrait and share it at #Movember or #MoleforMovember.

Torchy's turkey mole is made with Texas fried turkey breast covered in an Oaxacan mole sauce, rice, avocado, queso fresco and cilantro and is available at all Dallas area locations.

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Lauren Drewes Daniels is the Dallas Observer's food editor. She started writing about local restaurants, chefs, beer and kouign-amanns in 2011. She's driven through two dirt devils and is certain they were both some type of cosmic force.