Waking The Dead On A Pittsburgh Ghost Tour

Achievement: #14. Pittsburgh Ghost Tour
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One of the highlights of our fall had to be Haunted Pittsburgh’s Ghost Tour — we spent two hours wandering downtown with a master storyteller, hearing spooky stories about spectral soldiers, ghostly saviors, and all manner of bumps in the night. Check it out! Continue reading

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A Walk Down Harmony Road

Achievement: #71. Walk Down Harmony Road
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Follow us as we take a short hike down an abandoned road which is slowly being reclaimed by nature, one sprout of greenery at a time. Continue reading

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Laurel Caverns: Into Darkness

Achievement: #2. Laurel Caverns
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After several years languishing on the list, we finally managed to make a trip to Laurel Caverns to explore the cave system. Let us give you a quick recap of the tour! Continue reading

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Praising Cain’s For Taco Tuesday

Achievement: #27. Check Out 2 Taco Tuesdays
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As we try our darnedest to get all our actually-achieved achievements up and posted, here’s another from the summer: back in August, we had an absolutely awesome time at the Taco Tuesday at Cain’s Saloon in Dormont. Take a look at the scrumptious fancy tacos they serve, and then save a spot on your planner for next Tuesday. You’re having Mexican. Continue reading

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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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