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Question: Where can you find tacos, a beach, and Ultimate Frisbee all in one place?

Question: Where can you find tacos, a beach, and Ultimate Frisbee all in one place?

Answer:  Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. This Spring, I took a leap of faith and joined a Pittsburgh’s club level Ultimate Frisbee team called I-79.  I was recruited by my casual Ultimate Frisbee friends to play on this club team.  At first I did not know how I would fit another night of frisbee into my very hectic work-life schedule, but I decided that improving my game and traveling to new places for frisbee tournaments with friends along my side would be…

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Eating Sort of Good in the Neighborhood at Applebee’s

Eating Sort of Good in the Neighborhood at Applebee’s

Back in April of 2017,  I had my first major job change.  I switched from working in a small community hospital to working in one of the biggest hospitals in the city.  Moving back into the city was a goal of mine that I knew would take a few years to accomplish.  After gaining an incredible amount of clinical experience and saving up money living at home,  I was ready to get back into my city routine.  The hardest part…

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Philly Tacos Part 4 – The Gang goes to Dollar Taco Night

Philly Tacos Part 4 – The Gang goes to Dollar Taco Night

For Saint Patrick’s Day celebrations, I made plans well in advance to travel to Philadelphia with my friend Carolyn (and her pupper Bella) to see our friends Julia and Taylor who both live in the Philly area.  As a refresher, Carolyn, Taylor, and I travel A LOT together and you will find their names mentioned in the Austin and California taco posts.  Carolyn is the queso connoisseur in the group, while Taylor enjoys critiquing and comparing side dishes of Mexican…

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Jacki AND Baby Loves Tacos – Our Visit to Pittsburgh’s Newest Taco Spot

Jacki AND Baby Loves Tacos – Our Visit to Pittsburgh’s Newest Taco Spot

After many failed attempts, I finally made it to Baby Loves Tacos at 4508 Liberty Avenue in one of my favorite Pittsburgh neighborhoods, Bloomfield.  Baby Loves Tacos officially opened January 6th and one of my best friends, Alexis, beat me to the tacos.  Granted she lives less than 2 minutes away from this taco pumping establishment. I have heard so many positive reviews from Alexis and others online about Baby Loves Tacos.  I even browsed their Instagram and Facebook page…

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A Different Approach: The Return to Smoke BBQ Taqueria in Lawrenceville

A Different Approach: The Return to Smoke BBQ Taqueria in Lawrenceville

On my journey to find and share my favorite taco in Pittsburgh, I decided that I may need to take a slightly altered approach.  Instead of focusing on visiting every restaurant and stand that has tacos (which I will eventually do too!) and trying maybe only 1-3 different tacos on the menu, I will be going back to restaurants that have the potential to have the best tacos in Pittsburgh.  My ultimate goal is to find where the best places…

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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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Pints, Pens, Pints on Penn, All You Can Eat Tacos in Pittsburgh!

Pints, Pens, Pints on Penn, All You Can Eat Tacos in Pittsburgh!

Last Tuesday night right before the Penguins versus Senators game during game 6 the Eastern Conference Finals, a group of us decided we should fuel up on tacos to get us ready for the big game. Now I usually go with the group to Jamison’s on West Liberty in Dormont for FREE wings with beer every Tuesday, but once in awhile we will switch it up for tacos. It is unfortunate this wing special falls on #TacoTuesdays, but I make up…

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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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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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