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Pork Belly and Pancake Pittsburgh Tacos at Bakn!

Pork Belly and Pancake Pittsburgh Tacos at Bakn!

Taco Blogging Above Pittsburgh in Mt Washington I am very excited to announce that I am all moved into my new place in Mount Washington.  I am currently sitting outside on my giant covered porch on a kitchen chair, sipping on a glass of wine, listening to Atlas Genius’ Pandora  station with a giant step ladder as my laptop table all while blogging away about my most recent taco experience.  Although this may look awfully strange, the set up is…

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Taco Travels Again – To New England and NYC!

Taco Travels Again – To New England and NYC!

Over the Fourth of July weekend, Nate and I took a 7 hour drive to Connecticut.  Now I was under the impression that the drive would be hideously longer than that, but our destination was in Norwalk, CT, very close to New York City.  In fact, from the beach in Norwalk, we could just see Long Island in the distance. We went to the specific town of Norwalk because Nate lived there for 3 years post graduation from college. We…

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Helping out Pittsburgh Tacos in The Incline’s Ultimate Food Truck Bracket!

Helping out Pittsburgh Tacos in The Incline’s Ultimate Food Truck Bracket!

Pittsburgh online news site The Incline really got my attention lately with their Ultimate Pittsburgh Food Truck Bracket, pitting food trucks from around the area in a NCAA style, reader voted competition.  Obviously, the bracket dedicated entirely to tacos is what REALLY got my attention. The Final Four in the bracket came down to Southside BBQ, Las Chicas, Hott Dawgz and Sugar and Spice Ice Cream Truck. To make the final four voting more interesting, The Incline also held a small…

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Pints, Pens, Pints on Penn, All You Can Eat Tacos in Pittsburgh!

Pints, Pens, Pints on Penn, All You Can Eat Tacos in Pittsburgh!

Last Tuesday night right before the Penguins versus Senators game during game 6 the Eastern Conference Finals, a group of us decided we should fuel up on tacos to get us ready for the big game. Now I usually go with the group to Jamison’s on West Liberty in Dormont for FREE wings with beer every Tuesday, but once in awhile we will switch it up for tacos. It is unfortunate this wing special falls on #TacoTuesdays, but I make up…

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More Pittsburgh Brewery Tacos at Draai Laag Brewing

More Pittsburgh Brewery Tacos at Draai Laag Brewing

Wild Beers by Design, What About Tacos? Over the past few months, Nate and I have made frequent visits to Draai Laag Brewing located at 501 East Ohio Street in Millvale, PA.  This brewery has a pub-style taproom that offers a rotating selection of sour or farmhouse ale beers. These beers may start as regular Belgian beers, but in French and Belgian styles they’re introduced to native and/or unique floras (aka yeasts) that greatly change the beers. In ‘normal’ brewing…

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Big Bacon Tacos – Enjoying Pittsburgh Pork Belly Tacos at Insurrection AleWorks

Big Bacon Tacos – Enjoying Pittsburgh Pork Belly Tacos at Insurrection AleWorks

Work, Nap, Run, Taco Time On a Friday night after work, a nap and a mile run I built up an appetite for tacos. I knew Nate and I would be getting tacos for dinner, but it was a last minute decision to go to Insurrection AleWorks.  We had received word from a friend that they were having tacos on special this weekend.  Since they do not have tacos on their everyday menu (once every 2-3 weeks tacos will be…

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Going Over the Bar in Pittsburgh for Taco Tuesday

Going Over the Bar in Pittsburgh for Taco Tuesday

Taco Troubles Two Tuesdays ago took an unexpected turn after I was done training at West Penn Hospital in Bloomfield. After finishing the in class and online new hire courses, I was planning to get a late taco lunch in Lawrenceville, the neighborhood next door. Since I was in the area during the day I figured it would be a great time to try out Smoke.  I have heard wonderful things about their meats, and I didn’t want to attempt…

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New Tacos from Columbus to Pittsburgh at Condado Taqueria

New Tacos from Columbus to Pittsburgh at Condado Taqueria

Although I missed the free tacos at the grand opening of Condado Taqueria in the Cultural District of Pittsburgh on March 14th this year, I knew I had to visit soon.  There has been a lot of build up for this new restaurant, along with quite the following in Columbus, OH, where they have two other locations. I had a few friends of mine who already rave about this place, specifically for the reasonable prices and unbelievable queso so I…

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Tres Rios Tacos along the Tres Rios of Pittsburgh

Tres Rios Tacos along the Tres Rios of Pittsburgh

During my week of transitioning jobs, I had some free time to catch up with some friends in Pittsburgh. Before the $1 taco night at Patron Mexican Grill on Monday, I went to Tres Rios for lunch.  I went with my friend Will, who I used to work with at Kennywood. We loved working in the rides department and have many memories together working the Thunderbolt and Raging Rapids. Anyway, Tres Rios (named for Pittsburgh’s three rivers) is located on…

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Going Two Taco Rounds at Sun Dawg Cafe

Going Two Taco Rounds at Sun Dawg Cafe

My coworker, Pam, and I, have been waiting for months for the right weekend to get a trip to the Sun Dawg Café located on 37 North Main Street in the downtown Greensburg area.  Pam’s husband Jason LOVES food and follows many food blogs and has been a great help in suggesting places with great tacos.  Sun Dawg Café was one of his recommendations, so I was very excited for a lunch with Pam, Jason and their daughter Elena before work…

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