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Sorry Santa, I made it onto the Nauti list this year.

Sorry Santa, I made it onto the Nauti list this year.

The year 2020 has been on Santa’s naughty list since the very beginning of the new year. I recently just joined the list, too. The NAUTI list that is! I am happy to say that I just checked off another Pittsburgh taco spot from my list of 8 new places to try. So, let’s see if these tacos turned out to be naughty or nice… With the pandemic going on, I should now be listing what is available for pick-up…

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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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Denver Part 2: Mountain Biking and Tacos.

Denver Part 2: Mountain Biking and Tacos.

After spending Thanksgiving up in the mountains in Dillon, Colorado with Carolyn, Tyler, and their friends, we made our way back to Wheat Ridge. Wheat Ridge is a town about 15 minutes east of Denver, where Carolyn and Tyler reside. I needed the entire next day to recover from the change in altitude from Dillon to Denver. Dillon is about 9 times above Pittsburgh’s elevation. Once I was back to normal, I was all gung-ho for trying a new sport,…

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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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Heavenly Pittsburgh Tacos at Taco Diablo in Mt Lebanon

Heavenly Pittsburgh Tacos at Taco Diablo in Mt Lebanon

Last week in the midst of a very busy time getting ready for two back-to-back out of state weekend trips to New York and Ohio, I needed some quick and healthy dinners to get me through the chaos.  When I think of fast service tacos my mind defaults to Las Palmas, Edgar’s Best Tacos, Doce Taqueria, Bea Taco Town, and El Burro. However, time and location are important factors to consider too (especially around rush hour). Since I was planning…

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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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