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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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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Pittsburgh to Vegas, and All Tacos In Between

Pittsburgh to Vegas, and All Tacos In Between

From Pittsburgh to California For a long time coming, I had plans to attend a bachelorette party in Las Vegas, Nevada. The bachelorette is a close college friend of mine so it was nice getting a solid college group together for the weekend. One of my other college friends, Hannah (you might remember her from the last taco blog from Cali), lives in Huntington Beach, California and was planning on coming to Vegas too. Because I had some saved up…

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Authentic Tacos in Pittsburgh at El Milagro, Surrounded by Spanish Speakers

Authentic Tacos in Pittsburgh at El Milagro, Surrounded by Spanish Speakers

If you’re looking for the one of the most authentic mexican joints in the ‘Burgh, than I have a place for you to try! Two Sundays ago Nate and I were invited to a Pittsburgh meetup for advanced Spanish speakers. (Now I am in no way advanced in my Spanish, but I do plan on touching up on my Spanish in the future. I had the opportunity to practice some Spanish in Argentina two years ago and I definitely want…

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Tacos, Music and a Trip Dahn South of Pittsburgh

Tacos, Music and a Trip Dahn South of Pittsburgh

Two Fridays ago, Nate and I went to see our friend Chris play in his band, The Weathered Road.  We have seen the band play multiple times and love their music. This time they were performing in Morgantown, West Virginia for the weekend.  I have only been to Morgantown once before when I was scoping out colleges. I heard Morgantown was a great place to visit and I was looking forward to taking a Friday evening trip to Black Bear Burritos to jam out…

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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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