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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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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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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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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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In Which We Are The Old People At Kneiss’s Miniature Golf

Achievement: #25. 2 Mini-Golfs

I’m not a fan of golf generally. If you like it — hey, neat — but it’s always felt to me like a waste of time and space, with a huge economic (not to mention gendered and racial) barrier to … Continue reading

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Sunday Brunching At Carmella’s Plates And Pints

Achievement: #77. Brunch Triple Feature

Do you fear the South Side at night, when it gets overrun by werewolves in popped collars, crunk off overpriced bottle service? Then visit during the day, when it’s nicer and there’s excellent brunch at Carmella’s Plates and Pints. Take a peek at what you can enjoy there. Continue reading

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Proper Cocktail Hump Day: Strawberry-Lime Rickey

Achievement: #67. Craft Cocktail Lab

As we leave behind the cooler days of April and May and roll into summer, we figured we’d take the opportunity to make one last springtime cocktail. Our selection? A refreshing, fruity strawberry-lime rickey. Continue reading

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Pub Golf In Space: An Epic Journey

Achievement: #23. Pub Golf in Space | #4. Posing with Statues

Once a year, we host a city-ranging event in which we walk, drink, and eat our way through 18 bars in the course of a single, very long day. This was our fourth such event, and the first one we’ve actually managed to document properly. Enjoy! Continue reading

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Get It While You Can: Conflict Kitchen

Achievement: #95. Eat at Conflict Kitchen

Conflict Kitchen is one of those places we’re always meaning to go, but never seem to make it to. Fortunately, we fixed that this week and gave its delicious food a try. The place is closing down at the end of this month, so we suggest you do the same, and fast! Continue reading

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New On The Scene: Casellula @ Alphabet City

Achievement: #3. 3 New Restaurants

Our second trek out to a new Pittsburgh restaurant led us to Casellula @ Alphabet City, for a splendid birthday dinner that Michael won’t soon forget! Continue reading

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