Tacos, a Wonderful Surprise – at BrewDog

Tacos, a Wonderful Surprise – at BrewDog

After a hot, summer day of kayaking on the Mon river and jamming to an eclectic music mix of Disney songs, reggae, and Slayer, I was ready to get out of the sun and into some A/C for dinner. The place I had in mind for dinner and drinks Saturday evening was BrewDog Pittsburgh. The outpost brewpub specializes in craft beers and regular guest brews. This chain bar has other locations, in multiple cities in Ohio as well as in…

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From Trails to Tacos at California Taco Shop

From Trails to Tacos at California Taco Shop

My second visit to California Taco Shop has been long overdue. My first visit was Labor Day weekend of 2019 (read about my first visit here!) and for some reason, I forgot about this gem until I began trekking some segments of the Rachel Carson Trail. With all of the hiking near Shaler area and Route 8, I have made two trips back to California Taco Shop in a week time frame. There is nothing better than eating authentic tacos…

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Carmen Quarantine Tacos

Carmen Quarantine Tacos

I had BIG expectations for Spring 2020. I was ready to travel, play Ultimate Frisbee, and participate in races. After my major debacle in 2019, I was ready for a new year. But 2020 was not ready for me, nor anyone for that matter. With the pandemic, my plans are still on hold, but I found ways to enjoyably pass the time. One activity I got back into with the new year (besides work) has been bicycling. I have been…

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Tacos and Turntables at La Palapa.

Tacos and Turntables at La Palapa.

Monday has definitely become the new Taco Tuesday as I have come across more restaurants doing Taco Monday specials. My usual Monday taco spot is at Patron Mexican Grill with $1 chicken or beef hard shell tacos. But a few Mondays ago, I decided to switch it up and try out La Palapa’s Tacos and Turntables. Every Monday, La Palapa has All You Can Eat tacos for $10 while a DJ mixes some sick beats. The guest DJ rotates every…

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Doce Taqueria, I love you.

Doce Taqueria, I love you.

Taco love was in the air this Valentine’s Day. After a day of work in the OR pharmacy, I changed out of my hospital scrubs and met up with Steve for tacos. Steve knew that the only meal I would accept on Valentine’s Day is tacos. Tacos have a special place in my heart. Now I have already blogged a few times about the tacos at Doce Taqueria, but I wanted to keep my readers updated with the newest tacos…

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Best Lookin’ Tacos go to Strange Roots Experimental Ales

Best Lookin’ Tacos go to Strange Roots Experimental Ales

I recently took a trip to Millvale, one of my favorite Pittsburgh neighborhoods, for Taco Tuesday. With a new goal to downsize my apartment and save money on rent, Millvale and my current location of Mount Washington were the top picks on my list. Millvale is booming with breweries and restaurants, and a Baby Loves Tacos will be appearing there soon. And with the bike trail nearby, Millvale is my ultimate hobby oasis. During the TacoMania events, I tried some…

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You haven’t blogged about PGH Taco Truck yet?

You haven’t blogged about PGH Taco Truck yet?

Yes. That was the question everyone was asking as I sat in the Leaning Cask Brewery with my pen, notebook, and a basket of tacos from PGH Taco Truck. Earlier in the day, I was over at Steve’s house in Springdale and Steve said “Oh, we missed PGH Taco Truck at Inner Groove yesterday.” I sadly looked to the floor. The first time I had tacos from PGH Taco Truck was at the Pittsburgh Taco festival two years ago and…

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New Year, New Tacos, and Stronger Me.

New Year, New Tacos, and Stronger Me.

Remember when I wrote a post in the beginning of 2019 about how I was going to crush it finding the best tacos in Pittsburgh? I began the year by publishing my taco ranking system and working on data entry for ranking each Pittsburgh taco I have had the pleasure of eating. I was on a roll until something very big took precedence over everything else. I am now at a point where I am ready to share with my…

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Scootin’ to tacos in Charlotte.

Scootin’ to tacos in Charlotte.

November was one of the best months of the year for me. I started the month off with a celebration of my Halloween birthday surrounded by many of my Pittsburgh friends, followed by a trip to California, Tahoe, Deep Creek, and Charlotte. The month of November was mainly focused on regaining strength and range of motion from many surgeries I had this past year, so while visiting my college friends, I maintained my strict exercise regimen. On my trek, I…

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West Coast Taco Tour 2019 Continued…

West Coast Taco Tour 2019 Continued…

After spending time in Northern California and South Tahoe with my college friends, I moved onto the second half of my vacation in Southern California. I took a flight from Reno to Los Angeles and then a shuttle an hour and a half up the coast from LA to Ventura. Here, I spent six wonderful days with my Ultimate Frisbee friend Holly. Holly took me in under her wing (and her new condo), and graciously showed me around the local…

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