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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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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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Taco Tuesday? More Like Taco Twosday in Pittsburgh!

Taco Tuesday? More Like Taco Twosday in Pittsburgh!

Last Tuesday, I had the day off from work after seeing the epic Penguins game against the Capitals that included 8 TOTAL goals (6 of them Pens!) and Malkin pulling off a hat trick ALL in one period. Since Nate and I did not have time to get tacos before the Pens game, or during (side note: across from our seats we saw the täkō sign! Tacos! At the game!  However, if you follow us on Twitter and Facebook you’ll…

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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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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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Can’t Keep Quiet About the Tacos at the Library

Can’t Keep Quiet About the Tacos at the Library

During my last year of living in Southside area of Pittsburgh (3 years total), I went to The Library (2302 East Carson Street) quite frequently for happy hours, darts and pool. I was attracted to The Library because of its amazing happy hour special, wide selection of drinks, high quality food, my favorite bar games, a cozy, literary themed atmosphere, relaxed people (a lot of young professionals) and a minimal crowd.  The classic hammered brass bar is also a nice…

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Second Southside Taco Stop at La Palapa

Second Southside Taco Stop at La Palapa

A few weeks ago, my family and I celebrated my grandparents 75th wedding anniversary.  During the dinner, I told my family about the taco blog idea, and my cousin immediately told me that I had to try La Palapa on 1925 East Carson Street in the Southside.  He told me that this is his favorite taco spot in the ‘burgh.  I am SO glad I listened because I do believe I found one of my favorite ground beef tacos in the Pittsburgh…

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Mid Bike Ride Tacos at Doce Taqueria in Pittsburgh’s Southside

Mid Bike Ride Tacos at Doce Taqueria in Pittsburgh’s Southside

As I’m new, I figure I will start my taco blog with my absolute favorite taco place in Pittsburgh… Located at 1220 E. Carson Street in the Southside, I LOVE stopping at Doce Taqueria during my bike rides from Mckeesport to North Shore because its quick and it’s easy to get to from the trail. Doce Taqueria is a smaller storefront in the Southside, with limited  bar seating, so be ready to stand if they’re busy.  The interior is very…

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