by Rob Spadafore
With the new semester underway, you might be looking for someplace different to grab a bite to eat around Greensburg. La Paz and Tapped are two new additions to the foodie scene in town.
La Paz, on Green Street, has been serving authentic Mexican cuisine, since November. Open seven days a week, the restaurant features “Especiales” such as the Chiles Rellenos Santa Ana with fresh made corn tortillas and the slow-cooked Chipotle-Braised Pork Shank with mole sauce. Their margaritas are made with fresh-squeezed citrus juices, and they offer over 20 different tequilas.
Happy hour runs Monday to Friday nights from 4-6 p.m., with $3 house margaritas and $1-off draft beers. Wednesday is college night, featuring $2 draft beers and $3 appetizers.
Zachery Scull, General Manager, recommends starting off with the Sopitos Miguel. “My favorite things are the pickled cabbage and onions that come on some of the tacos. They’re crunchy and fresh, and they have a vinegar-and-lime bite that really adds to any of the dishes they are on.”
For more information on La Paz, call 724-834-1222, or go online, to lapazgreensburg.com.
Tapped Brick Oven and Pour House on Route 30 opened, in early January. They offer a variety of true Neapolitan pizzas, baked in their brick oven, and over 30 different beers on tap. They also carry a selection of Italian entrees, pastas, and sandwiches.
Beers on tap change frequently and feature local brews from Fathead’s, East End, Helltown, and All Saints breweries. The restaurant will also soon be carrying house wines on tap.
Weekday happy hour runs 3-6 p.m., with various drink deals and half-priced select appetizers. Weekend happy hour runs 9-11 p.m., on Saturday, and 7-9 p.m., on Sunday, for half-priced pizza and other drink deals.
The restaurant is the result of a five-year dream between Eric Jones and his wife, co-owner, Julie Jones. Mr. Jones’s favorite pizza “has got to be Julie’s Special pizza,” topped with prosciutto, arugula, red onion, Reggiano parmesan, garlic, oil, and house-made Italian dressing. “It’s like eating a salad on top of a pizza,” he said.
For more information on Tapped, call 724-850-8277, or go online, to tappedoven.com.