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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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Pittsburgh Cocktail Week: A Disco Drink Donnybrook

Achievement: #34. Pittsburgh Cocktail Week

Better late than never, eh? This is our recap of the 2nd annual Pittsburgh Cocktail Week from earlier in the fall. Check out the tasty concoctions as we take you from Downtown to Lawrenceville to Shadyside and beyond! Continue reading

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Cocktail Corner: Autumn in the Springtime

Achievement: #62. Conquer the Banker’s List at Tender

It’s taking us a while, but we’re finally digging out of our post writing hole. Here’s a new entry into our thorough and, ahem, spirited investigation of the Banker’s List at Tender Bar + Kitchen. Continue reading

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Cocktail Corner: A Return To Gin Mountain

Achievement: #62. Conquer the Banker’s List at Tender

Though this posting is a little late, we have been dutifully chipping away at the classic cocktail list at Tender Bar + Kitchen in Lawrenceville. This round: we share a report on the Martinez and the Bee’s Knees. Continue reading

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Cocktail Corner: Scotch, Bourbon, And A Taste Of Ginger

Achievement: #62. Conquer the Banker’s List at Tender

We continue our monthly quest to learn more about classic cocktails at the delightful Tender Bar + Kitchen in Lawrenceville. This round: the Penicillin and the Stone-Fence. Continue reading

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Cocktail Corner: Gin, Sweet Gin At Tender

Achievement: #62. Conquer the Banker’s List at Tender

Last year, we learned tequila, and this year, we’re learning classic cocktails. Join us as we conquer the “Banker’s List” of vintage and modern classics at Tender Bar + Kitchen. First up: the Aviation and the Alaska. Continue reading

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Blogger Brunch @ Meat & Potatoes

Achievement: #20. Pittsburgh Restaurant Week (Winter)

We joined a bunch of our fellow bloggers for a special brunch at Meat & Potatoes in Pittsburgh’s Theater District. This meal had a great ensemble cast: short-rib hash, chicken and waffles, and mix-em-yourself Bloody Marys. Plus, a star-making turn by Raspberry Potato Donuts!!!! Read the review here. Continue reading

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Tequila Tour: Infusions & Smoky, Sexy Mezcals

Achievement: #71. Verde Tequila Tour, Act IV

In this fourth package of reviews from our yearlong scaling of the wall of tequila at Verde Mexican Kitchen and Cantina, we cover infusions and mezcals. (And hell yes, we ate the worm.) Continue reading

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Tequila Tour: Ultra-Premiums & The Rapper Tequila Party

Achievement: #58. Verde Tequila Tour, Act III

In this third set of reviews from our epic battle with the wall of tequila at Verde Mexican Kitchen and Cantina, we cover the ultra-premium stuff and our decadent Rapper Tequila Party. Sidle up and join us for a round! Continue reading

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Tequila Tour: The Revenge

Achievement: #29. Verde Tequila Tour, Act II

This is the second set of tequila reviews from our wild tour of all Jalisco has to offer, made possible by the humongous wall of tequila at Verde Mexican Kitchen and Cantina. Pull up a stool and have a taste! Continue reading

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