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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A Little Speed Bump.

A Little Speed Bump.

There are not too many things that take priority over tacos, but I am facing something that has taken over the majority of my time.  I am still able to eat tacos  and will be posting periodically because the taco blog makes me happy.  Please keep eating tacos with or without my guidance and I can’t wait to continue my search for the best tacos in the ‘Burgh.

Hold onto your tacos and cocktails, we are making our way up to The Summit!

Hold onto your tacos and cocktails, we are making our way up to The Summit!

In the beginning of February, I planned on taking a road trip to Philadelphia to see my best friend from college, Julia. Our itinerary included the Mutter Museum in Center City, Evil Genius Brewery in Fishtown, and tacos (of course) at a place Julia recommended. Unfortunately, I could not make it to Philly due to last minute circumstances so Julia came to see me instead. That is just 1 in 1,348,568 reasons why Julia is an awesome best friend. Julia…

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House of 1000 Beers and 4 tacos.

House of 1000 Beers and 4 tacos.

In the beginning of January, I met my friend Steve at House of 1000 Beers for beers and tacos (a dynamic duo). This was my first visit to a House of 1000 Beers. They have two locations, one in New Kensington and the other in Warrendale. I made sure to clarify which one we were going to meet at since I am known for showing up at the wrong bar or location quite often. For instance, La Palapa in Southside…

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First Tacos of the New Year at La Poblanita.

First Tacos of the New Year at La Poblanita.

Not even two full days into the new year I had my first 2019 taco. I picked a place off my PGH taco list that was recommended to me by several friends for its authenticity and overall high quality of tacos. I had this place marked in my notes for months and I couldn’t think of a better time to try them than at the start of the new year. I took my friend Dan, who was also off of…

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Let’s Taco ‘Bout It Ranking System

Let’s Taco ‘Bout It Ranking System

The wait is almost over….. This is the year people.   With over two years of taco blogging experience and visiting over 89 taco places worldwide (check out my map of where I have been here),  I am on track to finding my favorite tacos and specifically, the best tacos in the Burgh. With the help from my friends, Michelle and Andy, I developed a taco ranking system.  From here on out, I will rank each taco I blog about…

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Denver Part 2: Mountain Biking and Tacos.

Denver Part 2: Mountain Biking and Tacos.

After spending Thanksgiving up in the mountains in Dillon, Colorado with Carolyn, Tyler, and their friends, we made our way back to Wheat Ridge. Wheat Ridge is a town about 15 minutes east of Denver, where Carolyn and Tyler reside. I needed the entire next day to recover from the change in altitude from Dillon to Denver. Dillon is about 9 times above Pittsburgh’s elevation. Once I was back to normal, I was all gung-ho for trying a new sport,…

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Denver Part 1: Farming, Hiking, and Tacos.

Denver Part 1: Farming, Hiking, and Tacos.

For my last vacation week in 2018, I chose to take off the week of Thanksgiving.  For the longest time, I had no idea where I wanted to go or how I wanted to spend the week off.  It was not until the beginning of fall when I found my answer.  One of my favorite travel buddies, Carolyn, was planning on moving mid-September.  Carolyn and her husband, Tyler, always wanted to get out of Pittsburgh.  When Tyler’s work contract ended…

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Spicy Tacos and a Heated Cornhole Competition at Social

Spicy Tacos and a Heated Cornhole Competition at Social

At the end of October, Jason invited me to watch his playoff game in the PSL Cornhole League hosted at Social.  Social is located in Bakery Square at 6425 Penn Ave, which is an area that I do not venture to that often.   A minor side note, but I played one season of PSL Cornhole a long time ago, back when Double Wide Grill held the league in Southside.  Once I realized how competitive it really was, I sort of…

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