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Murray Avenue Restaurant Challenge: Aiello’s Pizza

Achievement: #2. Eat at every restaurant on Murray Ave

Dear world, I think I have a new favorite pizza place. To be honest, I don’t think I’ve ever had a true favorite pizza place, besides Pizza Roma on Perry Highway, and that was only because when I was little, … Continue reading

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Murray Avenue Restaurant Challenge: Zaw’s Asian Food & Sweet Tammy’s

Achievement: #2. Eat at every restaurant on Murray Ave

Our next restaurant was another take-out stop, Zaw’s Asian Food. I really had thought this was a grocery store, and not a restaurant, up until we started doing the research for this Achievement (oh, you didn’t know there was research … Continue reading

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Food Pairings That Go With Jean-Claude Van Damme

Achievement: #2. Eat at every restaurant on Murray Ave | #30. Eat a different appropriately-themed food with each Van Damme movie

One of the caveats with the Van Damme Movie Marathon was that we had to tie in foods with each movie. I think this was originally just an excuse for me to sneak in some Primantis (movie set in Pittsburgh … Continue reading

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Murray Avenue Restaurant Challenge: Coriander India Grill Is Tip-Top

Achievement: #2. Eat at every restaurant on Murray Ave

For my birthday lunch, we decided to check out the newest addition to Murray Ave, Coriander India Grill. Earlier in the year, many businesses had closed, and it was kind of stressing us out – how could we move to … Continue reading

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Murray Avenue Restaurant Challenge: Carbing Out At Allegro Hearth Bakery

Achievement: #2. Eat at every restaurant on Murray Ave

I know it seems like we’ve been doing a good amount of take-out on our Murray Ave restaurant Achievement, but it’s because we’ve got a lot of bakeries and Chinese restaurants on this street. One of these bakeries is Allegro … Continue reading

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Murray Avenue Restaurant Challenge: Silky’s Hits The Spot

Achievement: #2. Eat at every restaurant on Murray Ave

After a nice, long, CRAZY twelve-hour shift at work, what better comfort is there than… BAR FOOD! (Note: this post involves a lot of bad decisions. If you don’t like bad decisions… read on anyway, so you can learn how … Continue reading

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Murray Avenue Restaurant Challenge: Taza 21

Achievement: #2. Eat at every restaurant on Murray Ave

We popped in for a quick lunch at Taza 21 after some power-writing at the 61C one afternoon. Taza 21 is another Middle Eastern place (yes, there are a lot of those here in Squirrel Hill), but it serves mostly … Continue reading

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Murray Avenue Restaurant Challenge: Keeping Kosher At The Milky Way

Achievement: #2. Eat at every restaurant on Murray Ave

Our next stop on Murray Ave was a lunch spot. We popped into Milky Way for… well, we didn’t know what. To be honest, we had no idea what they served at Milky Way, and we kind of thought it … Continue reading

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Murray Avenue Restaurant Challenge: Gullifty’s, A Squirrel Hill Institution

Achievement: #2. Eat at every restaurant on Murray Ave

Another Saturday night, another trip up the hill for dinner! This time, we hit Gullifty’s, which is a restaurant best known for its desserts and appeal to CMU students. This is one of those rare occasions where we visited something … Continue reading

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Murray Avenue Restaurant Challenge: Sammies At The Smallman St. Deli

Achievement: #2. Eat at every restaurant on Murray Ave

After a morning of writing away at the 61c, we decided to pop across the street to the Smallman Street Deli for lunch. Boy, were we upset with this decision. I mean… the lunch was great, don’t get me wrong… … Continue reading

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