Category Archives: food

In Which We Graduate To Baller (Crawler) Status

Achievement: #22. Meatball Ball Crawl

From the Department of Special and Excessive Events…we submit for your review, the Inaugural 101 Achievements Baller Crawler Meatball Ball Crawl. Enjoy! Continue reading

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Pub Golf: A New Beginning

Achievement: #18. Pub Golf – A New Beginning

Once a year, Fox and I host a multi-neighborhood, half-marathon-length bar crawl all over the city. We present the debauchery and fun of…Pub Golf 5! Continue reading

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We Finally Dine At Gaucho

Achievement: #9. Finally Go to Gaucho

Several years behind schedule, we finally joined the ranks of people who have had a wonderful dinner at Gaucho Parrilla Argentina. Come take a culinary tour of epic proportions! Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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