By Andrea Bosco
Escape to Sirena Taco Joint & Bar in Peters Township’s Donaldson’s Crossroads for some serious flavor! The new restaurant is the brainchild of owner Doreen Valentine, formerly of Dozen Bake Shop, and Executive Chef John Bingham, who most recently served as Nine on Nine’s chef de cuisine. The beach-y, Baja-inspired locale offers a taste of Southern California, Mexico, Hawaii, and the Caribbean, and offers 19 varieties of tacos! From Smokey Tilapia with smoked ancho pepper, sofrito, pickled red onions, and red cabbage, to the Pittsburgh taco, served with grilled steak, spiced fries, and Sriracha ranch cole slaw, there is something for everyone! Wash down the menu, which also features soups and starters like Mexican Street Corn, with one of the 18 beers on tap — 12 of those craft — and an array of tequila drinks. Says Valentine, “Our customers have been really excited to sit on the outdoor patio at a restaurant that’s local and feels like something that belongs Downtown with the convenience of home.” Sirena, which means “mermaid” in Spanish, was inspired by Valentine’s travels. In one visit, you’ll be inspired, too!