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Speakeasy Tacos in Pittsburgh’s North Side

Speakeasy Tacos in Pittsburgh’s North Side

Taco Tuesday in Pittsburgh replaces Wing Night in Dormont A few weeks ago when the standard crew could not make it to Jamison’s wing night, I took the opportunity to visit another spot that has a taco Tuesday special. I first discovered James Street Gastropub & Speakeasy had tacos when I went there for drinks prior to attending the Incline’s Ultimate Food Truck Bracket Contest to support and try Las Chicas tacos (which I have been craving lately). Listed on…

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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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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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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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Hitchhiking for Tacos in Pittsburgh

Hitchhiking for Tacos in Pittsburgh

I have now been to Hitchhiker Brewing Company more than most of my friends that live in the South Hills, and I do not even live close to there. I love this place! I discovered my favorite beer of all time here, Yeoman, a fresh hopped IPA brewed right here by Hitchhiker.  The fresh hops put into this American Pale Ale came from a hop farm near Slippery Rock and it really knocked my socks off! Hitchhiker Brewing is where I also…

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Tacos from the Top of Pittsburgh…at Bigham Tavern

Tacos from the Top of Pittsburgh…at Bigham Tavern

A few Fridays ago, I had my mind set on Thai Spoon in Dormont because I heard it is amazing and love trying out new restaurants. However, last minute I started to think of other restaurants I haven’t tried yet.  On my list of places to go was Bigham Tavern.  When I looked at the menu and saw Bigham Tavern had a taco section I was set on that.  I also read that Bigham has bar games so I was equally…

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Some Pittsburgh Tacos at a non-traditional place, Smiling Moose

Some Pittsburgh Tacos at a non-traditional place, Smiling Moose

Music, drinks and most importantly, tacos! A few months ago, my coworker told me that her son, Zach, a friend of mine who graduated from the same high school, was in a band called Saybrook.  The pop punk band originated in Greensburg, Pa, near my hometown of Irwin.  My coworker told me about his concerts for the past month or so but I could never fit them into my schedule since most of the concerts were in Uniontown.  She told me about Saybrook…

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Back to Pittsburgh Tacos at Totopo!

Back to Pittsburgh Tacos at Totopo!

Totopo Tacos! Last week, I chose to try out Totopo on 660 Washington Road, Pittsburgh in Mount Lebanon’s uptown area after hearing fantastic reviews from friends.  I had never heard of Totopo before, and I had no idea what to expect.  I didn’t ask friends what was good or not at Totopo, I just went in cold (but of course leaning towards tacos!).  Now, after my first visit I have so much to share with you guys and I don’t…

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National Taco Day Tacos at Emiliano’s!

National Taco Day Tacos at Emiliano’s!

National Taco Day!  A Great Reason for Tacos! A few Tuesdays back on October 4th, I celebrated one of my new favorite holidays, National Taco Day!  I had a big decision to make on how to celebrate this day.  Since I was meeting up with friends from Monroeville, Downtown and Dormont, the Southside seemed like a reasonable location. I decided on Emiliano’s Mexican Restaurant and Bar located at 2557 East Carson Street in Southside.  Emiliano’s has two other locations 1) 20111 Route 19 in Cranberry Township (been there)…

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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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