The Famous Fish Fracas: Perrytowne Drafthouse

Achievement: #13. Famous Fish Sandwich Tour
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We traveled a little bit north of Pittsburgh to check out a place that claims to have the “Best Fish Sandwich” in the area: the Perrytowne Drafthouse. How well does this sandwich live up to the claim? Take a look and learn. Continue reading

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Our Battle Royale Against An Angry Mob At Kings

Achievement: #72. Frownie Pile at Kings
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Our regular readers know that we’re fans of the somewhat-extreme challenge. Like when we decided to try to eat at every Primanti Brothers in Pittsburgh. Or when we tasted all 200+ tequilas at Verde Mexican Kitchen + Cantina. Or when, … Continue reading

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Bar Crafts At Allegheny Wine Mixer

Achievement: #29. Bar Crafts
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Do you thirst for wine? Do you hunger for crafting? Then we’ve got the spot for you. Be sure to check out Allegheny Wine Mixer on the first Sunday of every month for “Bar Crafts”! Continue reading

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Just A Short Run

Achievement: #24. JASR
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After a winter of outdoor training, Fox takes on her very first half-marathon. How’d she do? Find out here! Continue reading

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A Locally Sourced Italian Dinner With Donatelli’s

Achievement: #61. Prepare Meals Sourced from 5 Local Ethnic Stores
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Throughout the year, we’ll be doing more local shopping at various ethnic stores, and then making meals from what we gather. First up, we’re starting in the comfort zone with Italian cooking. We shopped at Donatelli’s in Bloomfield; check out what we made! Continue reading

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Jelly Of The Month Club: Wholey’s Boysenberry Jam

Achievement: #42. Jelly of the Month Club
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This March, we attempted to rebound from two straight letdowns for Jelly of the Month. Our rebound prospect? Wholey’s Boysenberry Jam. Did this jam turn the young year around, or will it, too, fall flat? Continue reading

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Cheese Of The Month Club: Trying Our Luck With Some Irish

Achievement: #41. Cheese of the Month Club
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For the (belated) March installment of Cheese of the Month Club, we sampled some Irish cheeses. Come have a look; maybe you’ll discover a new favorite! Continue reading

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A Random Train Trip To NYC

Achievement: #45. Mini Train Vacation Getaway
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Last year, we had a train trip that Lemony Snicket couldn’t have topped. The result was a sizable credit from Amtrak, which we finally got to use to take a train trip to New York City, to see Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Check out the results! Continue reading

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Charcuterie Face-Off, Exhibition Round: Paris 66 Bistro

Achievement: #21. Charcuterie Face-Off | #40. Wildcard #2 - The Great Pittsburgh Blog Swap
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For The Great Pittsburgh Blog Swap of 2015, we’re guesting over at Nicky D Cooks, and Erin from the blog, Don’t Forget to Eat! is filling in for us. Erin and her husband tackled one of our favorite achievements by checking out the charcuterie at Paris 66 Bistro. Take a look! Continue reading

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A Cocktail For Every Season: Back To The Earth

Achievement: #82. Invent One Cocktail Per Season
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This year, we’re attempting to create one new cocktail for each season. First up is winter, and we’re coming at you with a beet-infused spin on the Blood and Sand that we call…Back to the Earth. Continue reading

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