A Pup-Hike At Coopers Rock

Achievement: #31. Coopers Rock

To celebrate the first weekend where it really felt like autumn, we took a ride down to Coopers Rock State Park, near Morgantown, WV. Layla Grace came along with us, and she turned out to be a natural hiker! Have a look at the scenery. Continue reading

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Our West Coast Wine Night

Achievement: #51. Host a Wine Tasting Class

We love wine, and we want our friends to love wine, too. So, we took it upon ourselves to organize a night of wine tasting and education. (Mainly wine tasting, though.) Here’s how it turned out! Continue reading

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Free Songs And Fritos: A Hartwood Acres Adventure

Achievement: #10. Hartwood Acres | #17. Make a Frito Casserole

This summer, we had the chance to take in one of a series of free concerts at Hartwood Acres in the North Hills, and we brought two special guests — our dog, Layla, and a Frito casserole! What is Frito casserole? Click to discover its wonders. Continue reading

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Adventures In Brunching: Kelly’s Riverside Pub

Achievement: #30. Kelly’s in Bridgewater

A search for a mythical brunch locale of the past brought us to an even-more-epic brunch spot of the present. We submit for your consideration: the sandy beach brunch buffet of Kelly’s Riverside Pub. Continue reading

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Coffee Talk: Big Dog Coffee

Achievement: #78. Monthly Coffeeshop Feature

We return with a much-delayed post about our visit to Big Dog Coffee in Pittsburgh’s South Side…where we brought a special guest! Continue reading

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The Tea House At The Top Of The World

Achievement: #34. Banff Teahouse Hike

While visiting Banff National Park in Canada, we got to go on a one-of-a-kind adventure: we hiked up to the top of a mountain to have tea at the St. Agnes Tea House. Check it out! Continue reading

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Seasonal Cocktail Creations: The Ancho Chill-Out

Achievement: #18. Seasonal Cocktails | #67. Craft Cocktail Lab

As summer draws to a close, we’re sneaking in our latest seasonally inspired original cocktail: a sweet-and-spicy take on the margarita we’re calling The Ancho Chill-Out. Give it a look and decide whether you’ll be including it at your next cookout! Continue reading

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Finding Gems At The Hard Rock

Achievement: #55. Wildcard #2

Earlier this month, we were invited to sample a new, locally inspired test menu at Pittsburgh’s Hard Rock Cafe — and we were *very* pleased with what we found. Come have a closer look! Continue reading

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The Climb To The Top Of The Cathedral Of Learning

Achievement: #94. Climb the Cathedral Stairs

Back in the spring, we undertook a University of Pittsburgh tradition: climbing all 34 flights of stairs in its tallest building, the Cathedral of Learning! Have a look; maybe you’ll…learn something. Continue reading

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Muddy Waters Oyster Bar: Come For The Brunch, Stay For The Splendid Lighting

Achievement: #77. Brunch Triple Feature

For our third and final brunch excursion, we head into East Liberty for a meal at the Muddy Waters Oyster Bar. Full stop, the best brunch we’ve had all year. Read the post to see why! Continue reading

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