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Give Us This Month Our Monthly Bacon

Achievement: #12. Bacon of the Month Club

We begin our monthly series of bacon tastings; our first subject is the smoked bacon at Marty’s Market. How was it? Click through to learn! Continue reading

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Miso & Wonton: Our DIY Asian Soup Tournament

Achievement: #12. Asian Soup Tournament (7 locations)

Over the course of 2012, we ran what we called an ‘Asian Soup Tournament.’ I had planned on a Miso Soup Tournament, but since Michael is more of a wonton soup guy, we decided to include both soups on the list. Throughout the year, we hit the seven locations planned, and here are the results of the tournament! Continue reading

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Delicious Eats In Pittsburgh’s Chinatown

Achievement: #12. Asian Soup Tournament (7 locations) | #25. Eat In Pittsburgh’s Chinatown | #67. 10 Downtown Restaurants

When you think of the unique neighborhoods around the City of Pittsburgh, chances are there’s no ‘Chinatown’ that comes to mind. What you may not know about Pittsburgh, however, is that we once had a lively Chinatown district. We went downtown and visited what little that remains. Continue reading

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Chowing Down On Octopus Sushi At Chaya Japanese Cuisine

Achievement: #12. Asian Soup Tournament (7 locations) | #53. Try 5 ‘Risky’ Foods

In my endless attempts to ‘catch up’ on blog entries, I thought I’d bring to you a dual-Achievement dinner stop we made waaaaay back in March (right, I know, 6 months later). One of our favorite sushi places in Pittsburgh … Continue reading

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A North Hills Excursion: Chinese At House Of Lee

Achievement: #12. Asian Soup Tournament (7 locations) | #29. 10 More Groupons

Well, I know that after the excitement that was Pittsburgh Restaurant Week, I said we were going to take a break from restaurants for a little bit. But as it turns out, we had our first GroupOn of the year … Continue reading

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The Bridges Of Pittsburgh: Birmingham & Smithfield

Achievement: #12. Make a photo documentary of Pittsburgh bridges

The following bridge pictures were taken when we went on our bike ride along the Pittsburgh rivers. This is the view of the Birmingham Bridge from the banks of the Monongahela. The Birmingham connects the Hill District and Oakland to … Continue reading

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The Bridges Of Pittsburgh: Hot Metal Bridge

Achievement: #12. Make a photo documentary of Pittsburgh bridges

We revisited the Hot Metal Bridge on the day of the USA’s opening World Cup game. While it was a much sunnier day, it was also quite muggy and hot. Here is the same view of the city from the … Continue reading

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Pittsburgh’s “Three Sisters”

Achievement: #12. Make a photo documentary of Pittsburgh bridges

Our second bridge was the Warhol (Seventh Street) Bridge, which we crossed en route to the worst Buccos loss in history! It was on Earth Day, a really beautiful day, even though the Buccos just stunk out the joint. Here … Continue reading

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The Hot (& Sexy) Metal Bridge

Achievement: #12. Make a photo documentary of Pittsburgh bridges

As the city with three rivers, we have a huge amount of bridges, and consequently an unlimited supply of gorgeous bridge photography. Something we started talking about last year was a project we called Pittsburgh Bridge River Photography, which was … Continue reading

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