T and T Cantina stands for…..

T and T Cantina stands for…..

Tacos and Tequila! All the stars lined up on the day after Labor Day. It was a Tuesday. The weather was ever so pleasant. It was Happy Hour. I wanted tacos nearby. I had hungry company. On that magical eve, my Mount Washington neighbor, Ben, joined me for tacos at T and T Cantina, located on the side patio adjacent to Coughlin’s Law. As you may recall from my post about one year ago, I was not a huge fan…

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I missed out on the horchata at California Taco Shop

I missed out on the horchata at California Taco Shop

On a beautiful Saturday afternoon, I met up with two coworkers, Melissa and Robert, for some late lunch. Robert, Melissa, and I have met up quite frequently over the past few months for lunches and walks and I always look forward to it. For this meet up, Robert suggested the California Taco Shop and I was obviously okay with that choice. California Taco Shop is located at 890 Butler St in Etna. After lunch, I had plans to attend a…

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Boston Trip Part 2: Spooky tacos in Salem.

Boston Trip Part 2: Spooky tacos in Salem.

Since Steve and I crammed 7 days’ worth of activities into 3 days in Boston, we decided to spend our last full day in Salem. Steve and I were getting a good hang of the public transportation system in Boston so we took the commuter rail to Salem. Once we arrived in Salem, we decided to get lunch at funky Mexican joint called Howling Wolf Taqueria before starting our own witch hunt for museums and cemeteries. Tacos on the menu…

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Boston Trip Part 1: Wicked good tacos at Lone Star Taco Bar.

Boston Trip Part 1: Wicked good tacos at Lone Star Taco Bar.

Due to medical reasons, I have not been able to travel for vacation or for Frisbee tournaments this year. However, with a small break in medical care, I was able to take a mini weekday trip to Boston in August. It was really nice leaving Pittsburgh for a hot second to explore another city and, of course, to eat their tacos. As always, I had a packed itinerary. Before Steve and I made it to Lone Star Taco Bar, we…

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Margs, Tacos, and Trivia at 202 Hometown Tacos

Margs, Tacos, and Trivia at 202 Hometown Tacos

Hey, have you tried the new taco place in Bellevue?? I have been asked that question four times over the last few months so I finally checked out 202 Hometown Tacos. I saw on Instagram that 202 Hometown has event specials like Tuesday karaoke and Thursday trivia where you have the chance of winning free tacos and margs. It did not take me long to decide that I would check out the trivia night and save the people of Bellevue’s…

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Independence Day Tacos at Mindful Brewing.

Independence Day Tacos at Mindful Brewing.

This year, I wanted to spend the Fourth of July up in Mount Washington. My neighbors and I have some prime real estate up there for the fireworks. Before I would settle up in the Mount for the afternoon, Steve and I took a quick lunch trip to Mindful Brewing. We knew we could not be out very long if we wanted to have a parking spot back in Mount Washington for the firework celebration. Good thing the Fourth of…

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Bar, lounge, dining room, or patio tacos at Calavera Tap + Taco

Bar, lounge, dining room, or patio tacos at Calavera Tap + Taco

In the middle of a hot summer week, I met my coworker, Cynthia, for lunch at a new taco spot in Warrendale called Calavera Tap + Taco. Coming to Calavera mid-week allowed us to easily pick seating anywhere at the restaurant. This included the indoor dining area next to the kitchen and wall decorations, a full bar and lounge adjacent to the 30 plus tequilas and mezcals, or the outdoor patio right by the fire pit. Because of the Pittsburgh…

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Crab cakes and tacos…that’s what Maryland does!

Crab cakes and tacos…that’s what Maryland does!

My mother and I took a mini trip to Baltimore at the end of May for a doctor’s appointment. Just like my other out of state ventures, I had some taco places lined up. I also had the best crab cake restaurants picked out too ahead of time, too, for my mother. Slowly I am making my way into the seafood world and I am now a fan of salmon and crab so maybe those will eventually make an appearance…

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BA-CO for a Taco or 2 or 3

BA-CO for a Taco or 2 or 3

About two weeks before a major surgery, I went on a taco feast frenzy. The next stop on my list was to BA-CO, a restaurant in rotation at the Smallman Galley in the Strip District. This New American Restaurant serves artisan style tacos from a passionate chef, Tim Dominick, who has had many inspirations from his travels like California street tacos, Southern BBQ, and Latin flare. He has combined all of these styles to create the restaurant BA-CO and lay…

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“Gimmie Juan More Margarita” at Jose and Tony’s

“Gimmie Juan More Margarita” at Jose and Tony’s

After a few doctor appointments and a much needed nap, I met my friend Matt for tacos and a margarita for National Margarita Day. I picked Jose and Tony’s from my taco list of places to try. A friend of mine told me months ago that Jose and Tony’s had a great Happy Hour so I figured this was a great place to hit on such a special day. Just take a gander at this Happy Hour Monday- Friday 5-7pm:…

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