A Fantastic California Voyage…To Pea Soup Andersen’s

Achievement: #29. Pea Soup Andersen’s
Pea Soup Andersen's

In which we take a years-delayed trip to the home of split-pea soup, Pea Soup Andersen’s! Continue reading


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Fine Foods, Fine Booze in Atlantic City

Achievement: #74. Visit Atlantic City

We saved some bucks traveling to Atlantic City via Groupon…and we spent those bucks on booze and terrific meals. Here are some of our top recommendations to visit. Continue reading

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A Wonderfully Wintry Adventure In Atlantic City!

Achievement: #74. Visit Atlantic City

What is there to do in Atlantic City on a wintry off-season weekend? As it turns out, quite a bit! Allow us to give you the tour. Continue reading

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Around The (Cocktail) World In 31 Days: Leg One

Achievement: #44. 31 Cocktails in 31 Days

As returning readers know, we’re a liiiiiittle bit fanatical about finding well-crafted cocktails. So, for the month of May, we decided to bring the bar home and make a new cocktail each day. How did it go? Check out the first round of results! Continue reading

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Pizza-lympics Throwdown: Spak Brothers Pizza And More

Achievement: #52. Pizza-lympics

On the hunt for a killer slice of pizza? Let your pals at 101 Achievements offer some tips. For round 2 of our 8-part pizza challenge, we paid a visit to Spak Brothers Pizza in Garfield. (Highly recommended.) Continue reading

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A Pleasant Detour To Hopewell Furnace

Achievement: #69. Get 2 National Parks Passport Stamps

While en route to a winter weekend in Atlantic City, we saw signs for a historical site we’d never heard of. So, we took a quick detour and ended up spending a couple hours perusing the *totally awesome* Hopewell Furnace iron plantation. Continue reading

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Baconraiser IV: In Space

Achievement: #12. Bacon of the Month Club

We return with another tribute to our favorite glorious porky delight. This month? We’re trying Thai Green Curry bacon. Continue reading

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The Cheeses O’ Merry Londontown

Achievement: #50. Cheese of the Month Club
double gloucester chive & onion

April’s Cheeses of the Month were among the strangest we’ve ever had. Come along as we enter the wonky wonderland of England’s (flavored!) cheeses. Continue reading

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Cocktail Corner: A Return To Gin Mountain

Achievement: #62. Conquer the Banker’s List at Tender

Though this posting is a little late, we have been dutifully chipping away at the classic cocktail list at Tender Bar + Kitchen in Lawrenceville. This round: we share a report on the Martinez and the Bee’s Knees. Continue reading

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Eat Exquisite Meats At Cure

Achievement: #61. Ten Lawrenceville Restaurants

We continue our sojourn through the varied eateries of Lawrenceville with a trip to Cure, a burgeoning hotspot known for its farm-to-table ethos and its fabulous entrees. Check out our report! Continue reading

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