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Taco Mondays at Patron Mexican Grill

Patron Mexican Grill - 135 S. Highland, in da 'burgh If you live in the East End of Pittsburgh, taco Mondays at Patron Mexican Grill is not to be missed. One dollar hard shell tacos -- ground beef, chicken, or bean -- and $3 Margaritas. I usually get 4-5 tacos and I'm stuffed by the end of the meal. If you don't get a beer or anything to drink but water, the bill is so low it almost makes you feel guilty. It's literally cheaper than staying home. I'm not going say these tacos are the best thing you'll ever eat in your life, but for $1 each they're damn good and like Oscar Zeta Acosta said: "Don't judge a taco by its price." I prefer the bean tacos, personally. Bonus Points to Patron Mexican Grill also for the great atmosphere -- kind of a cool, split-level, open-air environment -- that when packed with people (as on Monday nights) feels like a party, and also for keeping the free tortilla chips and salsa flowing. Oh and P.S. their ot

USMNT 2 - 0 Trinidad & Tobago

Christian Pulisic: In my opinion, the ONLY thing the USMNT has going for it right now... This was the win the U.S. needed and wanted, but based on what I saw last night, I'm not feeling real great about our chances vs. Mexico. Trinidad & Tobago looked like they were suffering from altitude sickness most of the night (so did the U.S. in the first half), and at some point the game felt like target practice until -- thanks to the magic of Christian Pulisic -- we managed to build two nice goals. Mexico will not be as forgiving. I think we can stagger our way into the World Cup finals in Russia thanks to, let's face it, pretty weak competition in the CONCACAF other than Mexico, but I don't see us walking away from Sunday night's game in Mexico City with any points to show for it.

The Indianapolis 500

I lived in Indianapolis for five years before I made it to my first Indianapolis 500, but since then I've been to every single one. This year's -- the race's 101st running -- was my fourth in a row, and though I no longer live in Indianapolis, I will be going back every single year I possibly can, for as long as I can. It is without a doubt my favorite holiday and my favorite day of the year. Here's basically how a typical day at the Indy 500 breaks down (well, my typical day at the Indy 500): Assuming you're staying in Indy, you leave for the track at about 8:00 AM Traffic depending, you get to your parking spot by about 9:00 AM 9:01 AM start drinking 11:45 AM leave for the walk to the track Noon, get settled in for all the pre-race festivities ("America the Beautiful," "Back Home in Indiana," and the "National Anthem") Noon - 3:00 PM watch cars go whizzing by you at 200+ MPH 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM work on getting back to yo