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You stay classy with your tacos, San Diego.

You stay classy with your tacos, San Diego.

About a month ago, I took on my first out of three planned out west trips for 2022. I went with my middle school friend, Deepali, to Joshua Tree and Death Valley National Parks. We flew into San Diego and out of Las Vegas. I was so excited for our fun-filled itinerary with room for spontaneity. Deepali has never been to San Diego, so that is why we chose to fly into San Diego over Los Angeles. I also prefer…

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Let me introduce Tako’s sister: Tako Torta.

Let me introduce Tako’s sister: Tako Torta.

On Super Bowl Sunday, Kevin and I ventured out for an early lunch before the game day festivities. I chose a taco place suggested by another coworker. Like Viva Los Tacos, this restaurant is also east of the city. We made our way to Tako Torta in Bakery Square. Tako Torta is a taqueria-inspired outpost, compared to its full service sister restaurant, Tako, in downtown Pittsburgh. Tako Torta has the same authentic ingredients, creative tacos, and handcrafted cocktail focused specialties…

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Back to Bakersfield for more tacos.

Back to Bakersfield for more tacos.

Back in August of 2016, I wrote one of my first taco reviews and it was on Bakersfield tacos (link here). I cannot believe that I am coming up on my 5 year anniversary of the creation of my taco website. I looked back at my Bakersfield post and boy, was I a newb at describing tacos! At that time, I did not have a taco ranking system and I only took one photo of just one of the three…

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Started in Kentucky, now we here…..in Westerville, Ohio…with tacos.

Started in Kentucky, now we here…..in Westerville, Ohio…with tacos.

At the end of April, I set out on a 5-day, 339 mile bike packing trip. I opened up the bike packing Pandora’s box last October when my friend, Caitlyn, and I bicycled from Washington, D.C. to Pittsburgh. We had so much fun on our 5-day adventure. I really felt like I was living in the moment the entire time. Nothing else mattered and no worries were on my mind besides food, water, and shelter. Yes, I did think about…

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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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Back for Round 2 at Nauti Tacos.

Back for Round 2 at Nauti Tacos.

Remember when I told you that the tacos at Nauti Taco ended up being naughty and not nice? They were naughty because I was deeply interested in coming back to try more of their tacos. So here I am…writing my second post. You can find my first review by clicking here. Kevin and I are back again for round 2. At the end of the first post, I mentioned that I wanted to try the Chick Next Door, Beach Bum,…

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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

UPDATE: This restaurant has closed. It did not make it very long. 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…

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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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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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Expanding my fancy taco horizons at Carmella’s Plates and Pints

Expanding my fancy taco horizons at Carmella’s Plates and Pints

Last Tuesday after another 12.5 hour OR shift, I once again changed out of my scrubs quickly and made my way to my old stomping grounds in Southside.   Tuesday night can typically be a very good night for tacos thanks to alliteration (taco Tuesday!), so I was excited to hit up a place that I’ve been meaning to check out for awhile.  I had Carmella’s Plates and Pints in mind located at 1908 East Carson Street. I met my friend…

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