Pittsburgh Cocktail Week: A Disco Drink Donnybrook

Achievement: #34. Pittsburgh Cocktail Week
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Better late than never, eh? This is our recap of the 2nd annual Pittsburgh Cocktail Week from earlier in the fall. Check out the tasty concoctions as we take you from Downtown to Lawrenceville to Shadyside and beyond! Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Missions

Achievement: #97. California Mission Photography
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In other throwback post, we recap our springtime tour of a couple of the old Spanish missions in the Central Coast of California. Check out the sights! Continue reading

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Pittsburgh’s Art All Night: Live Music, Cold Warehouse Air, Some Hidden Gems

Achievement: #35. Art All Night
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We’re working on clearing out the achievement backlog, so here we come with an oldie-but-goodie: It’s Pittsburgh’s yearly Art All Night event! Check out our tour of the event. Continue reading

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After Hours At The Carnegie Library

Achievement: #10. After Hours at the Library
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We attended the last After Hours event at the Carnegie Library back in March. But the next installment of the event is a mere week away, so read, preview, and then get your tickets! Continue reading

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Getting To Know The Biblical Botanical Garden

Achievement: #6. Biblical Botanical Garden
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We took a trip to Rodef Shalom’s Biblical Botanical Garden in Oakland, a small site dedicated to the plant life showcased in the Bible. It was a beautiful place, and we highly suggest you try it come spring! Continue reading

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Pizza-lympics: Doubling Down With Aiello’s And Mineo’s

Achievement: #52. Pizza-lympics
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Thus far we’ve seen a handful of contenders in this 2014 Pittsburgh Pizza-lympics, but now we’ve got our first intra-neighborhood showdown: Aiello’s vs Mineo’s. Who shall rule?! Continue reading

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Page Dairy Mart: Believe The Hype

Achievement: #39. Visit 3 Ice Cream Stands
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On a recent summer’s eve, we made a stop at a little out-of-the-way gem known as the Page Dairy Mart. Just how good was the soft-serve? Read along and find out. Continue reading

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Drive, Bike, Run Out To Vivo Kitchen In Sewickley

Achievement: #4. Suburb Dinner Feature | #70. Pittsburgh Restaurant Week (Summer)
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At least once every Restaurant Week, we like to stretch a bit and travel outside the city limits for a meal. This time we tried Vivo in Sewickley…and it would have been worth the trip even on foot! This place did nothing but impress; come closer and take a look! Continue reading

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Get Your Fill With A Stellar Meal At Proper Brick Oven & Tap Room

Achievement: #70. Pittsburgh Restaurant Week (Summer)
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We think we’re pretty well keyed in to what’s happening in the Pittsburgh food scene, but sometimes things slip by. We’d never heard of Proper Brick Oven & Tap Room before, but after dinner there this Restaurant Week, you can rest assured we’ll be back! Check it out. Continue reading

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Carnivores, Take Heed: Union Pig & Chicken Is A Can’t-Miss

Achievement: #70. Pittsburgh Restaurant Week (Summer)
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We love a good barbecue, and Union Pig & Chicken works wonders with their meats. From brisket to pork to pastrami, they’ve got it all on lockdown (like Lindsay Lohan), so grab your phone and schedule a stop at Union today! Continue reading

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