A Fantastic California Voyage…To Pea Soup Andersen’s

Achievement: #29. Pea Soup Andersen’s
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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