Here are a dozen places to visit in Downtown/Strip District, East End, South Side and South Hills for the best tacos in Pittsburgh.
• Soba Lounge in Shadyside will honor Songkran, the traditional celebration of the Thai new year, through Sunday with a four-course tasting menu for $40 and an optional wine pairing for an additional $25. Courses include items such as black bass with cashew, red onion, chili, bean sprout, watercress, lime and cara cara orange or roast duck with green curry, cilantro fried rice, kermit eggplant, chili, mint and watermelon radish. Reservations suggested: 412-362-5656 or http://sobapa.com/reservations/.
• The Polish Falcons Heritage Foundation will hold its first Dyngus Day celebration from 2 to 8 p.m. Monday at Polish Falcons of America Nest 8 at 60 S. 18th St., South Side. The Easter Monday celebration of Smigus Dyngus has existed in Poland, Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Hungary since the Middle Ages. Traditional pierogi, kielbasa and Polish beer will be available for purchase. The event will feature comic and radio personality Jim Krenn serving as special guest emcee from 5 to 7 p.m. Polka band The Trel-Tones will perform from 3 to 7 p.m. A donation of $3 per person or $5 per couple will be collected for admission. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Polish Falcons Heritage Foundation. Vendors will be on hand with Polish folk-art pieces and various specialty items. The celebration will take place rain or shine. Information: 1-844-203-9917 or polishheritage.org/events.
• Vallozzi’s in Downtown Pittsburgh will hold the fourth installment of its 2017 wine dinners at 6 p.m. April 20 with the tastes of the Veneto region of Italy featuring a special five-course, prix fixe menu and expert wine pairings from ViVino Selections. The menu will include items such as fried white anchovy and a radicchio-herb salad; lake trout with pine nuts, onions, peach and raisins; and grilled lamb loin with creamy polenta, wild forest mushrooms, and a red wine reduction. $95 per person. Reservations required: Call 412-394-3400 and reference the “Veneto Wine Dinner.”