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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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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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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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Steel City’s Steel Cactus for National Taco Day

Steel City’s Steel Cactus for National Taco Day

This year, heavy rain attempted to take over some of my favorite taco centered events like the Pittsburgh Taco Festival, Cinco de Mayo, and National Taco Day.  It has not failed to make an appearance at each one of these occasions.  On Thursday October 4th, for National Taco Day, it rained like crazy.   Heavy downpours and floods led to many road closures in the South Hills.  As a result, my Frisbee game was cancelled.   A few of my league friends…

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Pacific Northwest Battle #1: Uno Mas or Por Qué No?

Pacific Northwest Battle #1: Uno Mas or Por Qué No?

At the end of August, I took an extensive trip to the Pacific Northwest.  The 11 day vacation included a long weekend in Napa Valley for a friend’s bachelorette party with my college crew followed directly with a trip to Portland and Seattle with my grade school buddies.  Since I knew I would not have many opportunities for tacos in Napa, I saved all my taco explorations for Portland and Seattle with my grade school friends.  How lucky were they?!…

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Celebrating Pittsburgh’s Restaurant Week with tacos from Coughlin’s Law Kitchen and Ale House

Celebrating Pittsburgh’s Restaurant Week with tacos from Coughlin’s Law Kitchen and Ale House

After back to back weekends of Ultimate Frisbee Tournaments, I finally had a weekend free for Pittsburgh tacos.  Lucky for me, the weekend I had open happened to be a part of Pittsburgh’s Restaurant Week.  In the past, I would try to make an effort to make it to a few of the restaurants partaking in the event to expand my Pittsburgh foodie bubble.  However, the hardest part for me is remembering which week the event falls.  This time, my aunt…

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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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