Category Archives: dessert

March Coffee Talk: Arriviste Coffee Bar

Achievement: #78. Monthly Coffeeshop Feature

As we continue our post-California catch-up, we return for the (belated) March report on a coffeeshop in or around Pittsburgh. For our third entry, we stopped in at a newer place in Shadyside called Arriviste. Have a peek inside! Continue reading

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February Coffee Talk: Commonplace Coffee

Achievement: #78. Monthly Coffeeshop Feature

Each month, we’re visiting a different coffee shop somewhere in or around Pittsburgh. This month, we checked out the Squirrel Hill location of The Commonplace Coffeehouse. Have a look! Continue reading

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New On The Scene: Ease Modern Comfort Cuisine

Achievement: #3. 3 New Restaurants

Because (as we’re sure you can tell) we’re models of restraint, we’ll only be writing up three newly opened Pittsburgh restaurants this year — but we’re going to make it count! First up: Ease Modern Comfort Cuisine, a mashup of haute cuisine meets down home cooking. Enjoy! Continue reading

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Pressing Reset At First Night 2017

Achievement: #15. First Night

On December 31st, we bid adieu to the trash fire that was 2016, and welcomed 2017 with eager arms at First Night in downtown Pittsburgh. Between the drinks, the dance parties, the laser bridges, and the fireworks show, it was a pretty auspicious start! Come have a look. Continue reading

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Senti Is Heaven Sent

Achievement: #3. 5 New Restaurants

In the mood for a night of fine, truly Italian-style dining? We can’t recommend Senti highly enough. Their one-year anniversary celebration starts this week, so check out our report, wipe away the drool, and call for a reservation. Continue reading

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The Twisted Frenchman: Fine, Modern, Fantastic

Achievement: #3. 5 New Restaurants

The most fun part of doing this blog is that we’re always trying new things. Keeping in that vein, we’ve decided to eat at five new restaurants that opened within the last calendar year. First up: The Twisted Frenchman in East Liberty. Have a look at the goods! Continue reading

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A Northward Trip to Rachel’s Roadhouse

Achievement: #1. Rachel's/Iron Bridge/Log Cabin

Remembering fun childhood trips to one of its sister restaurants, Fox took Michael on a trip up north to visit a little spot called Rachel’s Roadhouse. Feast your eyes…and then go to Rachel’s and feast your belly! Continue reading

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Our Battle Royale Against An Angry Mob At Kings

Achievement: #72. Frownie Pile at Kings

Our regular readers know that we’re fans of the somewhat-extreme challenge. Like when we decided to try to eat at every Primanti Brothers in Pittsburgh. Or when we tasted all 200+ tequilas at Verde Mexican Kitchen + Cantina. Or when, … Continue reading

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The Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh: Our Wondrous Kimpton Staycation

Achievement: #44. Kimpton Staycation

When we learned that Pittsburgh was getting its very own Kimpton hotel, we immediately made a date for a little staycation. Here is the chronicle of our trip down the road to the Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh, a lovely new jewel in the Kimpton chain. Continue reading

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Italian Feasting (With A Side Of Decorative Weaponry) At Zarra’s

Achievement: #66. Dinner at Zarra's

Zarra’s: cutting between Polish Hill and Schenley Park, you might have been past it once (or if you’re us, a hundred times). What’s inside? Some unique style, some wild history, and some big, bold Italian dishes. Take a look! Continue reading

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