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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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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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The Pittsburgh Taco Festival Strikes Back!

The Pittsburgh Taco Festival Strikes Back!

I was able to spend the start of my 10 day vacation in Pittsburgh without work on my mind. I knew I would soon be on a backpacking trip to the Grand Canyon, but first I needed a Tacofest.  Instead of worrying about compounding medications,  monitoring IV drips, or stocking the satellite pharmacy, I started thinking about how many tacos I was going to have at the second annual Pittsburgh Taco Festival.  To kick off my vacation, I invited one…

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From Pittsburgh to a Taco Heaven – Austin, TX Part 2

From Pittsburgh to a Taco Heaven – Austin, TX Part 2

Third Stop-Torchy’s Tacos Torchy’s was not only on my researched Austin taco list, but it was recommended to us by many friends and coworkers prior to our visit.  I did some research on Torchy’s and discovered that the owner of Torchy’s opened his first food trailer in 2006 after leaving his fancy executive chef job and risking all his life savings on his dream.  In the beginning, he handed out free chips and homemade salsa to spread the word about…

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Helping out Pittsburgh Tacos in The Incline’s Ultimate Food Truck Bracket!

Helping out Pittsburgh Tacos in The Incline’s Ultimate Food Truck Bracket!

Pittsburgh online news site The Incline really got my attention lately with their Ultimate Pittsburgh Food Truck Bracket, pitting food trucks from around the area in a NCAA style, reader voted competition.  Obviously, the bracket dedicated entirely to tacos is what REALLY got my attention. The Final Four in the bracket came down to Southside BBQ, Las Chicas, Hott Dawgz and Sugar and Spice Ice Cream Truck. To make the final four voting more interesting, The Incline also held a small…

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Let’s Taco ‘Bout the First Annual Pittsburgh Taco Festival!

Let’s Taco ‘Bout the First Annual Pittsburgh Taco Festival!

I’m usually late or just on time for a lot of events, but not for the Pittsburgh Taco Festival!  I got there early, parked on a side street two blocks from Hop Farm Brewery and then stood in the line that was already forming to get in.  The one gentleman in front of me had on sneakers with tacos on them, and I knew I was in the right place.  I told him that his shoes were awesome, and it…

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