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Showdown on Route 22: Dick’s v. Dean’s

Achievement: #7. Dick's v Dean's Diner-Off

On Route 22, you will find two diners about 25 minutes apart. Both looked promising, but who would emerge the victor between them? Come see our side-by-side comparison of two lovely greasy spoons: Dick’s and Dean’s! Continue reading

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Fifty Shades of Laphroaig

Achievement: #7. Wildcard - Attend a USBG Event

We love being “enthusiast” members of the US Bartenders Guild, for the community, the cocktail knowledge…and especially, the events! Here’s a chronicle of the Laphroaig scotch tasting we attended in the spring. Give it a look! Continue reading

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Tequila Tour: Act I

Achievement: #7. Verde Tequila Tour, Act I

This is the first set of tequila reviews from our epic tour of all Jalisco has to offer, made possible by the tremendous wall of tequila at Verde Mexican Kitchen and Cantina. Continue reading

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Tequila Tour: The Overture

Achievement: #7. Verde Tequila Tour, Act I

We’ve decided to scale the Mount Everest of tequila-tasting: Verde’s 5-shelf, 200-expression wall of tequilas. Before we start reporting on specific tastings, though, here are some important basics about tequila. 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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Just Ducky Tour: Just Take One, Already!

Achievement: #7. Just Ducky Tour

If you’ve ever been in downtown Pittsburgh during the day, you’ve probably seen the duckboats. They’re only boats part of the time, when they’re actually on the river. The rest of the time, they’re duck-shaped vehicles navigating the streets of … Continue reading

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Cooking Light Recipes: Walnut And Rosemary Oven-Fried Chicken & Fettucine Alfredo

Achievement: #7. Make 26 different recipes from Cooking Light

Well, we have finally completed this Achievement, and more than a full month in advance! When we originally began this, the goal was for one recipe every two weeks. And here it is, the last week of November, and we’ve … Continue reading

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Cooking Light Recipes: Crostini, Pasta, And Herbed Chicken Parmesan

Achievement: #7. Make 26 different recipes from Cooking Light

Either Michael really loves elaborate dinners, or he’s trying to finish up the Cooking Light Achievement way ahead of schedule. In a new masterpiece, he managed (yet again) to make three dishes for one dinner. Ladies, you all know why … Continue reading

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Cooking Light Recipes: Chops, Cheese, & Parsley Potatoes

Achievement: #7. Make 26 different recipes from Cooking Light

Ladies and gentlemen. We all know how much I adore my husband’s cooking. I have raved over and over about his delicious dinners. But this time, I swear, he has outdone himself. I am not just saying that because I … Continue reading

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Cooking Light Recipes: Maple-Balsamic Pork & Mashed Potatoes

Achievement: #7. Make 26 different recipes from Cooking Light

When it comes to cooking, my husband is truly trying to be efficient with the Achievement and make multiple dishes at a time. This brings us to dishes #17 and #18, a simple, but satisfying meat-and-potatoes dinner. This is probably … Continue reading

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