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Brunchstravaganza At Spirit Lodge

Achievement: #77. Brunch Triple Feature

If you only have time to make it to three brunches this year…the FIRST one should be the Pure Moods Health Brunch at Spirit Lodge in Lawrenceville! Take a look at the delights on offer. Continue reading

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In Which We Become Hipsters For A Day

Achievement: #45. Act Like Hipsters in Portland

We decided to enjoy our time in Portland, Oregon in most appropriate way imaginable: by behaving like hipsters at every turn. Here are the photo results, with included dialogue. 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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Riding The Red Belt

Achievement: #57. Red Belt

Our first trip on that fabled fixture of Allegheny County, the Beltway System! Take a look at our adventure on the easiest and shortest of the belts, the Red Belt. Continue reading


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A Heavenly Brunch At Verde Mexican Kitchen & Cantina

Achievement: #1. Brunch at 3 New Places | #28. Pittsburgh Restaurant Week | #45. Try 10 House Specialty Drinks

I am still in Restaurant-Week-hangover mode. Seriously. We closed out the week in style with a face-melting brunch at Verde. We’ve blogged about Verde before, and we got to sample their brunch menu at a Yelp event back in April … Continue reading

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A Long-Awaited Brunch At Point Brugge

Achievement: #1. Brunch at 3 New Places

I know I promised our Shear Da Beard entry tonight, but it turns out, we took almost 50 pictures of the process of Brett Keisel’s beard-shaving (and the Donnie Iris appearance after, of course), so I have some editing to … Continue reading

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Oakland Restaurant Challenge: The Games Room At Pamela’s Diner

Achievement: #4. Eat at 15 Oakland Restaurants

Next on our Oakland restaurant list was the famous Pamela’s Diner. Pamela’s is a Pittsburgh staple, with locations in Oakland, Squirrel Hill (which is in a brand new building, and just up the hill from us), Shadyside, and the Strip … Continue reading


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Oakland Restaurant Challenge: Fuel & Fuddle

Achievement: #4. Eat at 15 Oakland Restaurants

Back in 2009, when we lived in Bloomfield, we challenged ourselves to eat at every restaurant on Liberty Avenue. Last year, since we’d moved to Squirrel Hill, we conquered every restaurant on Murray Ave. And this year, since we aren’t … Continue reading

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We Have A Massive Brunch At The Grand Concourse

Achievement: #1. Have brunch at the Grand Concourse

One of Pittsburgh’s premiere restaurants is the famous Grand Concourse, which resides in a former train station. That’s another thing we are known for here in the ‘Burgh: turning really amazing train stations into restaurants and banquet facilities. (What’s worst … Continue reading


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