No, I'm not talking about the holiday season, or fall (since it's now officially winter). I'm talking about the season when I see a certain group of people on a regular basis - and now it's over, and I won't see them for 4 months.
The Kennywood Season. It's over. See everyone again in May!
On the last night of my season (I didn't work the final night, so Saturday was the end of my duties as operator/"Voice of Kennywood"), James insisted on driving me down the hill to work, as the roads were still not spectacular, and he said that when he picked me up at the end of the night, we could go out to eat. Where? Somewhere new. Somewhere different. Somewhere with tacos.
Round Corner Cantina. Ohhh...YAY!
|Round Corner Cantina|
Despite the snow piles on Butler Street, we were able to find a parking spot on the same block as the restaurant. We entered, headed for a table, then realized that there was more seating in the back. We headed there to avoid the bar crowd, and found a table in the very back.
Now, most of the reviews for Round Corner touch upon poor service - surly waiters/waitresses who make the experience less-than-pleasant. Their website is also a bit stern - fingers pointing to "21 & Over. No Reservations. No Take-Out", in a bubble off to the top right. However, James and I had quite the opposite experience - our waitress, Francesca, was very nice, prompt, and had no problems answering any question that we had. James wanted to try a variety of tacos, so I let him go to town ordering. We started with chips and guacamole, which then turned into chips and salsa verde (forgive the picture quality - it's very dark inside Round Corner):
|Chips and Guacamole|
James ordered 3 different types of tacos. First, the "Papas con Coliflor", or potatoes with cauliflower (vegetarian):
|Papas con Coliflor|
Next, the "Pescado", a fish taco made with Mahi Mahi:
|Pescado (Tempura Mahi Mahi)|
Lastly, we had the "Gobernador", a shrimp taco with chihuahua cheese, tomato, and cilantro:
James was intrigued by the "Tijuana Street Dog", so he ordered one:
|Tijuana Street Dog|
I took a bite, sans-dog (pork), and it seemed like an interesting Mexican take on a hot dog. James seemed to like it, too, but continued to be miffed that he had actually ordered a hot dog.
Oh, James. You silly goose.
Both Francesca and our food-runner (wish I knew his name) were so friendly and accommodating to our many questions and requests that I can't imagine the experiences people have had there. So, if you read the reviews and don't want to go because you think the experience will be unpleasant - do what I do, and judge for yourself.
I recommend Round Corner Cantina to anyone - who's over 21, of course, as the rules state that you must be of-age to dine there. Sorry, kids, no extra credit for you from them. Wait until you're legal.
Round Corner Cantina
3720 Butler St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15201