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The Famous Fish Fracas: Perrytowne Drafthouse

Achievement: #13. Famous Fish Sandwich Tour

We traveled a little bit north of Pittsburgh to check out a place that claims to have the “Best Fish Sandwich” in the area: the Perrytowne Drafthouse. How well does this sandwich live up to the claim? Take a look and learn. Continue reading

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The Famous Fish Fracas: How Nied’s Met Our Needs

Achievement: #13. Famous Fish Sandwich Tour

This year we’re on the hunt for the best damn fried fish sandwich that Pittsburgh has to offer. We begin at Nied’s Hotel. Does their Famous Fish Sandwich deserve the title? Read on to find out! Continue reading

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Late Night Mac ‘N Cheese? All Praise Hambone’s!

Achievement: #76. Pittsburgh Restaurant Week (Summer)

What’s better than mac n cheese just before midnight? Pretty much nothing, so pencil Hambone’s into your life. Continue reading

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The Dive Bars Of Greenfield, Or: Accidental Bar Crawl

Achievement: #43. Dive Bar Tour

Sometimes, a ‘quick stop’ for dinner turns into an accidental bar crawl. And sometimes, that bar crawl happens in Greenfield. (Or maybe it’s just us.) Continue reading

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The Elaborate Monthly: Filet Mignon And Curried Potatoes

Achievement: #34. Have One New Elaborate Homecooked Meal a Month

For our June dinner, we returned to the grill. We managed to snag a great deal on filet mignon at Kuhn’s, and picked up a whole bunch of it for $7.99 a pound! Honestly, I wish we’d picked up even … Continue reading

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We Return To Timmy Nolan’s

Achievement: #39. Spend an Evening at Timmy Nolan’s

If you’ve read any bit of this blog, or know us in person, you know that we did not exactly get along with Los Angeles. This isn’t to say that our year-and-a-half stint in California was a total bust, of … 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: 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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