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Get It While You Can: Conflict Kitchen

Achievement: #95. Eat at Conflict Kitchen

Conflict Kitchen is one of those places we’re always meaning to go, but never seem to make it to. Fortunately, we fixed that this week and gave its delicious food a try. The place is closing down at the end of this month, so we suggest you do the same, and fast! Continue reading

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“Shakesburgh” by Bricolage: A Must-See

Achievement: #95. Attend 3 Small-Venue Shows

Hey yinz guys! Lookin for somethin to do to hold you over until the next Buccos game? Go dahntahn, get yerself a nice meal at Sammy’s, then walk up the street to Bricolage and see some real cultured stuff at Shakesburgh n’at! Continue reading

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A Touristy Day In Seattle

Achievement: #95. Seattle for a Day

And now, it’s time for Part Two of our exciting Seattle adventure! Prior to our trip, I bought one of those Eyewitness Travel Guides for the entire Pacific Northwest (I’m a total nerd about travel guides, and this series in … Continue reading

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Scrumptious Bites During Our Day In Seattle

Achievement: #45. Try 10 House Specialty Drinks | #95. Seattle for a Day

We’re back!! Despite the fact that I would have loved to stay in Central Coast (and the fact that we almost forgot to buy plane tickets for the flight home, on top of it), we have arrived back in Pittsburgh, … Continue reading

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The Fancy Wine Monthly: 2006 Sandrone Barbera d’Alba & 2006 Colonial Estate Eclaireur Old Vine Grenache

Achievement: #95. One Fancy Bottle of Wine a Month

(Ladies and gentlemen, after a brief hiatus, my husband has dutifully returned to his monthly Fancy Wine Blogs! Without further ado, here is his entry about our April and May selections!) You may have noticed that there was no April … Continue reading

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The Fancy Wine Monthly: 2005 Chateauneuf-du-pape by E. Guigal

Achievement: #95. One Fancy Bottle of Wine a Month

Remembering the complications of last month’s tasting, I decided to keep the photography plain and simple. I was very excited to try the above wine, a 2005 Chateauneuf-du-pape produced by E. Guigal — and not just because I love saying … Continue reading

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The Fancy Wine Monthly: 2009 Mollydooker Blue-Eyed Boy Shiraz

Achievement: #95. One Fancy Bottle of Wine a Month

As it did last month, the February edition of our wine-snobbery began with a photo shoot. For your viewing pleasure, I present Exhibit A. I’m not sure why I was so insistent on getting this shot, but it took a … Continue reading

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The Fancy Wine Monthly: Chianti Classico Castello Di Brolio 2001

Achievement: #95. One Fancy Bottle of Wine a Month

Michael came up with this Achievement, because he is all about fancy wines. Once, we got this free 6-month subscription to Wine Spectactor, and while we couldn’t really afford anything in there (particularly Tom Brady’s brand of personal jet – … Continue reading

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Home Improvement: Brighter Days (and Nights)

Achievement: #70. Re-do the ground floor lights | #95. Average one house project per month

Michael got such a good response from the kitchen light that he decided to re-do the next two lights shortly after and also install a copper sink designed by Sinkology. We have four lights in the downstairs: one in the … Continue reading

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Kitchen = Pretty-fied

Achievement: #70. Re-do the ground floor lights | #95. Average one house project per month

Back in August of 2009, we took the plunge and bought a house. Since we’re both fairly ambitious people who seem to welcome challenges (even when we probably shouldn’t), we decided to buy a beautiful 1905 house that required a … Continue reading

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