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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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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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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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Pittsburgh Snow “Storm” Tacos at Madero Cantina

Pittsburgh Snow “Storm” Tacos at Madero Cantina

For this most recent Taco Tuesday, Nate and I ventured to Madero Cantina located at 4462 William Penn Highway in Murrysville, PA. It was the Tuesday we were supposed to get hit with such a bad storm, yet it turned out to be quite an enjoyable night! With my work location changing next month, I wanted make this a priority on my list of restaurants. I found out about Madero Cantino from a coworker of mine, Pam and her husband…

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Tacos from El Patron..How Else Do You Refuel After Racquetball?

Tacos from El Patron..How Else Do You Refuel After Racquetball?

This is the third week in a row I had tacos after racquetball, and it was an exciting game this time ending with 2 wins and 2 loses! My racquetball partner Andy and I were too tired for the intense fifth game tie-breaker and decided it was time for tacos after working up a sweat at the gym. Since we were in Greensburg for racquetball I decided it was an opportune time to taco ’bout a restaurant that I have been to many…

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No Bull about Bull River Taco Co. Outside Pittsburgh in Greensburg

No Bull about Bull River Taco Co. Outside Pittsburgh in Greensburg

Last Wednesday, I followed the same pattern as the week before. Not enough sleep, work (last week it was work before sleep during night shifts), followed by racquetball and then tacos. I am a planner so I figured since I was playing racquetball in Greensburg, I would try some tacos in the area as well. One of my coworkers told me to try a relatively new place in Greensburg called Bull River Taco Co. located at 5256 Rt 30 in…

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Mad Mex Tacos and Pittsburgh Pop-Art

Mad Mex Tacos and Pittsburgh Pop-Art

A Day of Tacos Surrounded by Art… In the midst of working my week rotation of night shifts, I still managed to get tacos twice. Monday I had my weekly $1 tacos at Patron Mexican Grill (ordered tacos to go as well for my 3am dinner-shout out to Monica for separating the filling and the shells for me so they didn’t get soggy later on…believe me, that was appreciated!!) and Friday I had tacos at Mad Mex to celebrate the end of…

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Tacos….in Paris!

Tacos….in Paris!

French Tacos! Last week, I took my first trip to Europe.  I went with my cousin Becky to Paris, France for 5 days and to London for a day.  Now I know Paris is a city known for their crepes, ham and cheese dishes, wine and baguettes, and not their tacos so I was bracing myself for a week of no tacos.  Tacos at Candelaria However, when I came acorns an article on MSN a few weeks prior to the…

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Tacos Next Door at El Campesino

Tacos Next Door at El Campesino

Last Tuesday, I ventured only minutes from my apartment to El Campesino located at 4097 William Penn Highway  in Monroeville.  El Campesino has four other locations also in Altoona, North Hills (been there), Peters Township and Robinson (been there as well).  There used to be a Los Campesinos in Irwin many years ago, but I am not sure if the restaurants were under the same ownership or not, but the food is very similar at El Campesino.  When I was in…

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Philly Tacos PT 3

Philly Tacos PT 3

On Sunday night, Julia pulled through again with another reservation at a Mexican restaurant in the downtown area of Philadelphia.  For someone who apparently didn’t like tacos, she was doing a great job finding awesome taco restaurants. We went to El Vez on 121 S 13st Street in the Center City area. El Vez is in Stephen Starr’s network of restaurants, so it comes with high praise.  Our reservation was not until 9pm, so we had plenty of time to…

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