Jelly Of The Month Club: Los Gatos Black Currant-Wild Raspberry Jam

Achievement: #12. Jelly of the Month

We re-launch another monthly feature — Jelly of the Month Club, in which we (and our dog) evaluate various jellies, jams, and preserves that we acquire throughout the year. First up is a New York-based small batch jam made by the Los Gatos Bed and Breakfast in Penn Yan. Continue reading

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Cheese Of The Month Club: In Which We Blue Ourselves

Achievement: #13. Cheese of the Month

One of our favorite monthly features returns with a fierce entry: blue cheeses! Check out some profiles of various blues and what we found they pair best with. Maybe they can inspire a recipe at home! Continue reading

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Senti Is Heaven Sent

Achievement: #3. 5 New Restaurants

In the mood for a night of fine, truly Italian-style dining? We can’t recommend Senti highly enough. Their one-year anniversary celebration starts this week, so check out our report, wipe away the drool, and call for a reservation. Continue reading

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The Twisted Frenchman: Fine, Modern, Fantastic

Achievement: #3. 5 New Restaurants

The most fun part of doing this blog is that we’re always trying new things. Keeping in that vein, we’ve decided to eat at five new restaurants that opened within the last calendar year. First up: The Twisted Frenchman in East Liberty. Have a look at the goods! Continue reading


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CSA Spectacular: The Recipes Return

Achievement: #11. CSA - Weekly Posts

Over the years, our CSA has given us a fair quantity of unusual foods that we’ve never seen before. This year, our goal is to cook every single thing that we receive in the box. Each time we receive our share, we’ll be documenting the recipes we’ve used in our quest. This time, our new-to-us ingredient was tatsoi — so we’ve got a recipe for that, and a whole bunch more. Check it out! Continue reading


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Kicking Off 2016 At Pittsburgh’s First Night

Achievement: #15. First Night

We fell a little off-track with the posting in 2015, but this year we’re kicking things off right with a post about Pittsburgh’s First Night celebrations. Come have a look! Continue reading

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The Great Greenfield Bridge Implosion Of 2015

Achievement: #89. Watch the Greenfield Bridge Implosion

We had to sneak one last post in from 2015 — because we can’t very well get a do-over on the implosion of the Greenfield Bridge, now, can we? Check out our chronicle of the early-and-cold morning, plus a video of the collapse! Continue reading


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Let Your Imagination Ride The Rails At WPMRM

Achievement: #74. See a Miniature Railroad

To close out the year, we took a trip a little north of the city to visit the Western PA Model Railroad Museum. Spoiler alert: it’s totally awesome! Take a quick tour with us, and then make a trek out yourself before the season ends. Continue reading

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Last Call For The Pumpkin Patch At Reilly’s

Achievement: #92. Pumpkin Patch
Reilly's Farm

To mark the last day before Reilly’s Summer Seat Farm forever closes its (barn) doors, here is our visit to their pumpkin patch. (And they’re open till 6pm today, so go on over for one last hurrah!) Continue reading


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A Visit With Pancake The Mini Cow And More

Achievement: #88. Visit the Mini Cow at Living Treasures
Living Treasures Animal Park

Looking for one last outdoor excursion this fall? Take a trip down to Living Treasures Animal Park in Donegal. You’ll pat and feed some adorable animals, and perhaps get glared at by a hipster mini cow! Continue reading


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