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Seasonal Cocktail Creations: The Rite Of Spring

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

This post is doing double-duty, as part of our hump day cocktail series, but also as the first of four seasonal cocktails we’ll be creating throughout the year. Without further ado, we present to you: The Rite of Spring! Continue reading

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Cheese Of The Month Club: Something Stinky From The State Of Denmark

Achievement: #13. Cheese of the Month Club

This month, we’re trying out a sampling of Danish cow’s milk cheeses; creamy, spreadable, and pair-able, these were a delight. Check it out; see if there’s anything you might like to try. Continue reading

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Proper Cocktail Hump Day: The Artist’s Special (Special)

Achievement: #67. Craft Cocktail Lab

In honor of International Women’s Day, we decided to make a beverage that was introduced to us by one of our favorite bartenders in Pittsburgh (who happens to be a lady). Continue reading

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Monday Night RAW: A Natural Wine Tasting

Achievement: #54. Wildcard #1

We love a good wine tasting, and Allegheny Wine Mixer threw a fantastic one a couple weeks back. We’re here with the report; check it out. Continue reading

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Jelly Of The Month Club: Hero Strawberry

Achievement: #12. Jelly of the Month Club

For the March edition of Jelly of the Month Club, we sampled the thick and delicious Hero brand Strawberry premium fruit spread. Continue reading

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February Coffee Talk: Commonplace Coffee

Achievement: #78. Monthly Coffeeshop Feature

Each month, we’re visiting a different coffee shop somewhere in or around Pittsburgh. This month, we checked out the Squirrel Hill location of The Commonplace Coffeehouse. Have a look! Continue reading

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Proper Cocktail Hump Day: Vieux Carré

Achievement: #67. Craft Cocktail Lab

Fat Tuesday approaches, so in honor of that we opted to make a cocktail with a little New Orleans flavor. Continue reading

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Cheese Of The Month Club: Swiss Returns

Achievement: #13. Cheese of the Month Club

We had the pleasure of revisiting some of our favorite Swiss cheeses this month; take a look and maybe get some ideas for your own board. Continue reading

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January Coffee Talk: The 61c Cafe

Achievement: #78. Monthly Coffeeshop Feature

Once a month, we’re going to be checking out a different coffee shop somewhere in the Pittsburgh area. First off: the 61c Cafe, a favorite of ours for nearly two decades! Continue reading

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Proper Cocktail Hump Day: The California Widow

Achievement: #67. Craft Cocktail Lab

We return for a second installment of our latest series to present a gin and eau de vie-based delight! Check out the recipe. Continue reading

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