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My farewell Mount Washington meal at Gordo’s Tacos.

My farewell Mount Washington meal at Gordo’s Tacos.

Less than halfway through a long work week stretch, I needed to take a break and get tacos in my neighborhood. Both work and life outside of work had me exhausted. When I was not verifying medication orders in the hospital, I was lifting cardboard boxes from my apartment to my car. I am in the process of moving into my boyfriend Kevin’s house in the North Hills. Although I am going to miss the accessibility to everything in the…

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I put on my jewelry (and bring my taco notebook) just to go to La Bodega.

I put on my jewelry (and bring my taco notebook) just to go to La Bodega.

When my Ultimate Frisbee game was cancelled on a beautiful Thursday evening due to lighting issues at the field, I took that opportunity for a “bike the Burgh” and “eat the tacos” kind of night. The last time I bicycled in Pittsburgh, I went to Taquitos taco truck and Voodoo Brewery. This time, I went to La Bodega in Southside followed by Penn Brewery in Troy Hill. La Bodega was my initial plan last time, but I got taco-stracted by…

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Bike the Burgh and eat the tacos at Taquitos.

Bike the Burgh and eat the tacos at Taquitos.

Kevin and I had a bicycle and taco date night planned for a beautiful fall afternoon. The plan was to check out the fairly new taco place called La Bodega in the Southside on our way to Voodoo Brewery via the Greater Allegheny Passage Trail. The plan was quickly changed when I locked eyes with Taquitos Taco Truck less than 1 mile into our ride. My preferred bike route down Mount Washington involves cycling on Grandview Avenue all the way…

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Tacos, beer, and all the outdoorsy stuff in Oregon.

Tacos, beer, and all the outdoorsy stuff in Oregon.

The last tacos I had in Oregon were back in 2018. Click here to see the Portland, Oregon taco post. Just like my 2018 visit, I started my trip in California and worked my way up to Oregon. My Pittsburgh friend, Kevin, was working in Klamath Falls, OR. He met Alexis and I for kayaking on Shasta Lake, dining in Redding, and hiking the beautiful waterfalls of Shasta-Trinity National Forest. After a wonderful week and a half with Alexis, we…

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Hot tacos this March in Florida.

Hot tacos this March in Florida.

I joined the Florida bandwagon and visited my friend Colin for a long weekend. Colin lives in Lakeland, Florida which is about 45 min inland from Tampa. Colin had an awesome map and itinerary which included bicycling, hiking, paddleboarding, beach time, and tacos. Colin knows me very well, clearly! All of my favorite things crammed into 3 full days. Gallito Taqueria Colin scooped me up from the Tampa Airport Thursday evening and he picked out a waterfront beer garden called…

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Happy Hour Highs at Lowkey Taco.

Happy Hour Highs at Lowkey Taco.

My coworker, Keri, recently informed me about a restaurant that has been slaying tacos on Tuesdays at $2 a pop. Over the past summer, Keri did me a solid favor and supplied me with tacos from El Burro when I was doing my Rachel Carson Trail Challenge (see post here). When I need tacos, I know I can rely on her. Anyways, Keri told me to let her know a time when I would like to join her and Matt…

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Totopo has a sister and her name is Tocayo.

Totopo has a sister and her name is Tocayo.

Tocayo translates to “namesake” in English. The new restaurant in the Shadyside area of Pittsburgh, Tocayo, shares the same ownership as Totopo in Mount Lebanon -hence the name. But Tocayo has the opportunity to specialize its menu and really achieve a perfect mix between traditional Mexican cuisine and the urban high-end flare. I am happy to announce that one of the menu items they chose to focus on perfecting is none other than tacos. I chose to try out Tocayo…

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Centering clay and tacos in the east side of Pittsburgh.

Centering clay and tacos in the east side of Pittsburgh.

A few Fridays ago, I had my first ever ceramics class with an expert teacher and friend, Matthew, at a pottery studio in Lawrenceville. Even though I had a very difficult time centering the clay, Matt said he was very impressed with my first session. I ended up making four pieces – two large bowls and then two small dishes that I hope will hold ice cream or salsa. I wish I took photos of my creations before they made…

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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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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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