Category Archives: food

Wilmerding Days Redux

Achievement: #34. Wilmerding Days Re-Do

Last year’s attempt at attending Wilmerding Days ended in a monsoon-style rainout, but we fared better this year. Take a look at what the event has to offer and then pencil it in for 2017! Continue reading

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Filed under #34-16, bingo, carnival, food, funnel cake, funnel cake in the rain, games, street fair, wilmerding

We Pour Our Hearts Out For Poros

Achievement: #2. Octopus 5 Ways | #3. 5 New Restaurants

We continue our mini-tour of new places in Pittsburgh with another less-than-a-year-old spot: Poros in downtown Pittsburgh’s Market Square. Go read, work up an appetite, and get yourself a reservation. Continue reading

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Filed under #2, #2-16, #3, #3-16, dinner, downtown, food, greek, restaurant, seafood, wine, wine tasting

The Great Chili Cook-Off: Round One

Achievement: #22. Five Chili Cooking Face-Off

Today, we present the first installment in a five-part challenge: We’ll be cooking five different chili recipes from five reputable sources, and then rating and ranking them for your benefit, with the help of a special expert guest judge! Continue reading

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CSA Spectacular: The Recipes Return

Achievement: #11. CSA - Weekly Posts

Over the years, our CSA has given us a fair quantity of unusual foods that we’ve never seen before. This year, our goal is to cook every single thing that we receive in the box. Each time we receive our share, we’ll be documenting the recipes we’ve used in our quest. This time, our new-to-us ingredient was tatsoi — so we’ve got a recipe for that, and a whole bunch more. Check it out! Continue reading

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Filed under #11, #11-16, beets, central coast, chinese food, cooking, CSA, dinner, farm, food, market, tatsoi, the strip

Kicking Off 2016 At Pittsburgh’s First Night

Achievement: #15. First Night

We fell a little off-track with the posting in 2015, but this year we’re kicking things off right with a post about Pittsburgh’s First Night celebrations. Come have a look! 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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In Which We Tour The Locations Featured In “Sideways”

Achievement: #32. California Sideways Tour

Are you a wine loving movie nerd like Fox and I? Then perhaps you’d like to take a trip like ours, in which we tried the wines at every tasting room featured in the movie Sideways! Continue reading

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Dinos In The Dark: A (21+) Night At the Carnegie Museum

Achievement: #20. Wildcard #1 - 21+ Night At Carnegie Museum

Sometimes, exciting events come up that you didn’t know about at the start of the year. That’s why we added Wildcards to our achievement list. This first wildcard involves a trip to a 21+ event at the Carnegie Museum. Booze, bites, and (dino) bones — what could be better? Continue reading

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Showdown on Route 22: Dick’s v. Dean’s

Achievement: #7. Dick's v Dean's Diner-Off

On Route 22, you will find two diners about 25 minutes apart. Both looked promising, but who would emerge the victor between them? Come see our side-by-side comparison of two lovely greasy spoons: Dick’s and Dean’s! Continue reading

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Filed under #7, #7-15, breakfast, dessert, diner, food, outside the city

The Baller Meatball Ball-Off: Franktuary

Achievement: #22. Meatball Ball-Off

We begin our hunt for the ideal set of meatballs in an unexpected place: Franktuary, a spot better known for their wieners than their balls. How’d they hang? Turn your head and have a look! Continue reading

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