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Brunchstravaganza At Spirit Lodge

Achievement: #77. Brunch Triple Feature

If you only have time to make it to three brunches this year…the FIRST one should be the Pure Moods Health Brunch at Spirit Lodge in Lawrenceville! Take a look at the delights on offer. Continue reading

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Proper Cocktail Hump Day: Jack Rose

Achievement: #67. Craft Cocktail Lab

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, we thought we’d do a cocktail with a little romance to it: the classic Jack Rose. Enjoy! Continue reading

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New On The Scene: Ease Modern Comfort Cuisine

Achievement: #3. 3 New Restaurants

Because (as we’re sure you can tell) we’re models of restraint, we’ll only be writing up three newly opened Pittsburgh restaurants this year — but we’re going to make it count! First up: Ease Modern Comfort Cuisine, a mashup of haute cuisine meets down home cooking. Enjoy! Continue reading

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Jelly Of The Month Club: Freedom Farms No Sugar Added Blueberry

Achievement: #12. Jelly of the Month Club

In the February installment of Jelly of the Month Club, we check out another jelly made in the greater Pittsburgh area. Feast your eyes (and then feast your mouth) on this sugarless blueberry jam from Freedom Farms! Continue reading

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Friday Statudanceatopia: Lumpy Mr. Rogers

Achievement: #4. Posing with Statues

On the final Friday of each month, you’ll either find Fox dancing inappropriately in public, or Michael posing like a statue. This month, it’s Michael’s turn as he poses with everybody’s neighbor, Lumpy Mister Rogers. Continue reading

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CSA Spectacular: January 2017

Achievement: #11. Monthly CSA Posts

Of all the things we love about having a CSA, the coolest aspect is how it challenges you to cook new things all the time. On the third Friday of every month, we’ll be recapping what came in the CSA that month and our favorite recipe results. Enjoy the January edition! Continue reading

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Cheese Of The Month Club: Top Popular Picks

Achievement: #13. Cheese of the Month Club

We invite you to join us on a cheese journey of epic proportions. Every 2nd Friday of each month, we’ll be reviewing a new set of cheeses available at PennMac in Pittsburgh’s Strip District. First up, the most popular cheeses in the shop! Continue reading

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Pressing Reset At First Night 2017

Achievement: #15. First Night

On December 31st, we bid adieu to the trash fire that was 2016, and welcomed 2017 with eager arms at First Night in downtown Pittsburgh. Between the drinks, the dance parties, the laser bridges, and the fireworks show, it was a pretty auspicious start! Come have a look. Continue reading


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We Shall Return!

Achievement: None Tagged.

Long story short, we’ve decided that 2016 is for the birds. Following losses and setbacks both personal and technical, we’ve fallen so far behind that we’ve decided it best to start fresh on January 1st. See you in 2017! Continue reading

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Wines From Around The World On The Gateway Clipper

Achievement: #29. Gateway Clipper Wine Cruise

From June to October, the Gateway Clipper Fleet hosts a monthly themed wine tasting dinner as it cruises Pittsburgh’s three rivers. We attended June’s dinner, Wines From Around the World. The meal was great and we had a blast learning about wines from South Africa, Portugal, and Greece; give this event a try! Continue reading

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