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Baseball, Booze, & Bartenders — Singani-Style

Achievement: #82. USBG Event

Fox and I are entering our 4th year as members of the Pittsburgh chapter of the US Bartenders Guild, and this past week we got to attend our most fun event yet: a Pirates baseball game hosted by Singani 63, featuring cocktails, swag bags, and a very special celebrity guest. Continue reading

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A Cocktail For Every Season: Back To The Earth

Achievement: #82. Invent One Cocktail Per Season

This year, we’re attempting to create one new cocktail for each season. First up is winter, and we’re coming at you with a beet-infused spin on the Blood and Sand that we call…Back to the Earth. Continue reading

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Dim Sum Rules At Grit & Grace

Achievement: #20. Pittsburgh Restaurant Week (Winter) | #82. Try Dim Sum

For our first Restaurant Week pick, we decided to double up on our achievements and go out for something we’d never had together: dim sum! That brought us to the new downtown eatery, Grit & Grace. And ohhh, was it good. Come take a look. Continue reading

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Halloween-ing: War Of The Worlds As It Was Meant To Be Heard

Achievement: #80. See 3 live plays or musicals | #82. Do 5 Halloween things in October

Our third Halloween event of October was attending Bricolage’s Midnight Radio presentation of War of the Worlds. This was always an event that fascinated me in our history: on October 30, 1938, Orson Welles and his radio group Mercury Theater … Continue reading

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Halloween-ing: Lucy The Bumblepit

Achievement: #82. Do 5 Halloween things in October

Our second Halloween thing of October was to dress up our dog. Poor Lucy has such stocky shoulders, it is rather hard to find clothes that fit her (although it is necessary, as this little beast loves wearing clothes for … Continue reading

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Merrily We Go Round At Idlewild

Achievement: #77. Idlewild! | #82. Do 5 Halloween things in October

In Pittsburgh, we are lucky enough to have three really spectacular, world-class amusement parks (yet another thing that makes us insanely cooler than Cleveland ;). The first, and biggest, is Kennywood,. The other one just steps away from downtown Pittsburgh … Continue reading

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