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A Random Train Trip To NYC

Achievement: #45. Mini Train Vacation Getaway

Last year, we had a train trip that Lemony Snicket couldn’t have topped. The result was a sizable credit from Amtrak, which we finally got to use to take a train trip to New York City, to see Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Check out the results! Continue reading

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In Which We Become Hipsters For A Day

Achievement: #45. Act Like Hipsters in Portland

We decided to enjoy our time in Portland, Oregon in most appropriate way imaginable: by behaving like hipsters at every turn. Here are the photo results, with included dialogue. Continue reading

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Fine (And Fun) Dining At Willow

Achievement: #45. Try 10 House Specialty Drinks

Our final dinner of Restaurant Week involved a trip to the suburbs, and a delicious meal at Willow. We ate far too much, but loved every bite. Continue reading

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An Epic Italian Dinner At Pino’s

Achievement: #45. Pittsburgh Restaurant Week (Winter)

On Saturday night of Restaurant Week, we braved the crowds to check out a husband-and-wife-owned Italian joint called Pino’s. While they specialize in “small plates,” we left more than satisfied. Continue reading

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Supremely Satisfying Lunch At Kaleidoscope Cafe

Achievement: #45. Pittsburgh Restaurant Week (Winter)

Sometimes, a week of checking out new restaurants is no replacement for revisiting a favorite spot. And that’s how we wound up sneaking in a last-minute lunch at Lawrenceville’s Kaleidoscope Cafe. Continue reading

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Bone Marrow And More At Root 174

Achievement: #30. Eat at Every Regent Square Restaurant | #45. Pittsburgh Restaurant Week (Winter)

File Friday night’s meal under ‘why on earth haven’t we gone here yet?’ We made a Restaurant Week visit to a foodie’s piece of Heaven, Root 174 in Regent Square. Continue reading

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Blogger Dinner at #Alma

Achievement: #30. Eat at Every Regent Square Restaurant | #45. Pittsburgh Restaurant Week (Winter)

The Blogger Dinner is always one of our favorite parts of Pittsburgh Restaurant Week, and Winter 2013 was no exception. This Week’s dinner took place at Alma, a little Pan-Latin restaurant with a whole lot of flavor and style. Continue reading

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Bridge Ten Brasserie, Or: How We Fell In Love With Port Wine

Achievement: #45. Pittsburgh Restaurant Week (Winter)

We kicked off Restaurant Week tonight with a surprise choice after a last-minute Monday night reservation change and enjoyed dinner at a new French spot in the South Side, Bridge Ten Brasserie. Continue reading

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Kicking Pittsburgh Restaurant Week Off In Style

Achievement: #45. Pittsburgh Restaurant Week (Winter)

I can’t believe it – tomorrow is already the start of the 2013 Winter Pittsburgh Restaurant Week! It feels like it was just the summer celebration just a few weeks ago. But we are pumped to check out a bunch of spots this week, and we got even more excited for what is to come at last Thursday night’s Kick-Off Party. Continue reading

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A Heavenly Brunch At Verde Mexican Kitchen & Cantina

Achievement: #1. Brunch at 3 New Places | #28. Pittsburgh Restaurant Week | #45. Try 10 House Specialty Drinks

I am still in Restaurant-Week-hangover mode. Seriously. We closed out the week in style with a face-melting brunch at Verde. We’ve blogged about Verde before, and we got to sample their brunch menu at a Yelp event back in April … Continue reading

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