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Free Songs And Fritos: A Hartwood Acres Adventure

Achievement: #10. Hartwood Acres | #17. Make a Frito Casserole

This summer, we had the chance to take in one of a series of free concerts at Hartwood Acres in the North Hills, and we brought two special guests — our dog, Layla, and a Frito casserole! What is Frito casserole? Click to discover its wonders. Continue reading

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Pittsburgh 2014 First Night

Achievement: #17. First Night

Nothing starts the New Year off quite like Pittsburgh’s annual First Night Celebration! Check out the stabby-good-time that was the start of 2014! Continue reading

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Festival Of Fish Fry: Holy Angels in Wilmerding

Achievement: #17. Fish Fry Tour

Pro-tip: there are two Holy Angels churches in the immediate Pittsburgh area, and both of them have delicious fish frys. Continue reading

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Festival Of Fish Fry: Our Lady of Victory

Achievement: #17. Fish Fry Tour

Fish frys are even more fun when you get to learn about a different type of church along the way. We got to enjoy traditional Lebanese cuisine alongside our fried fish at Our Lady of Victory Maronite Church. Continue reading

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Festival Of Fish Fry: St. Victor’s

Achievement: #17. Fish Fry Tour

Our next Lenten Fish Fry adventure took us waaaaay out the Orange Belt to a land called Bairdford, but the delicious meal made every single mile and wrong turn worth it! Continue reading

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Festival Of Fish Fry: St. Regis

Achievement: #17. Fish Fry Tour

Stop what you’re doing. Get to Oakland. Eat fish.

(Okay, okay. Read this post first, THEN stop what you’re doing, and follow the above directions, because today is your last chance this Lenten season to eat at St. Regis.) Continue reading

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Festival Of Fish Fry: Holy Angels

Achievement: #17. Fish Fry Tour

You don’t have to be as dedicated as us to go off the beaten path for your Friday fish fry – we did the hard navigational work for you! Just take our advice and hit up Holy Angels in Hays for one of the best fish frys around. Continue reading

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Festival Of Fish Fry: Madonna del Castello

Achievement: #17. Fish Fry Tour

Pop quiz: what’s the best part of the Lenten season? Answer: FISH FRY MADNESS! So we’re trucking around the city in search of the best fish fry in all of Pittsburgh. This is stop number one. Continue reading

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The Allegheny River Along The Strip

Achievement: #17. See a River From Two New Perspectives | #4. Eat at 15 Oakland Restaurants

Back in early October, when the weather was still lovely (and by that I mean not raining, wtf December), we decided to do our second river exploration. The first time, we were on board a Just Ducky Tour, inches above … Continue reading

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A Water’s Eye View Of The Ohio River

Achievement: #17. See a River From Two New Perspectives | #7. Just Ducky Tour

Last year, we had the fabulous experience of biking the Eliza Furnace Trail, a bike-friendly path that goes along the Monongahela River and into downtown. On that trip, we got to see the river from some angles that we’d never … Continue reading

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