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Our West Coast Wine Night

Achievement: #51. Host a Wine Tasting Class

We love wine, and we want our friends to love wine, too. So, we took it upon ourselves to organize a night of wine tasting and education. (Mainly wine tasting, though.) Here’s how it turned out! Continue reading

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The Famous Fish Fracas: The Original Oyster House

Achievement: #13. Famous Fish Sandwich Tour

We surveyed another spot serving a Famous Fish Sandwich — this time, the historic Original Oyster House in downtown Pittsburgh. How’d their nearly-century-old breading recipe measure up? Come investigate with us. Continue reading

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A Hot Dog For Every Occasion At Franktuary

Achievement: #61. Ten Lawrenceville Restaurants

We would eat — and have eaten — at Franktuary in Lawrenceville for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. If you like hot dogs, you’ll love this place — and if you don’t like hot dogs…better give Franktuary a shot anyway. They’re so good, you just might find yourself converted! 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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A Fantastic California Voyage…To Pea Soup Andersen’s

Achievement: #29. Pea Soup Andersen’s

In which we take a years-delayed trip to the home of split-pea soup, Pea Soup Andersen’s! Continue reading

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Run, Don’t Walk, To Cafe Sam!

Achievement: #92. Cafe Sam

In which we take a long-overdue trip to Cafe Sam, a lovely little restaurant located on the cusp of Shadyside and Bloomfield. In our humble opinion, this place is a gem — read on to see why. Continue reading

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Eats & Sleeps On The GAP: Pittsburgh To Rockwood

Achievement: #75. Great Allegheny Passage Bike Trail

As foodies and travel-addicts, there was more to our GAP Trail bike journey than just putting in the miles on the bike every day. There are a lot of restaurants and bed & breakfasts and coffeeshops to be enjoyed all along the trail as well, so here are some highlights you can find on the first 1/3rd of the trip! Continue reading

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Festival Of Fish Fry: Holy Angels in Wilmerding

Achievement: #17. Fish Fry Tour

Pro-tip: there are two Holy Angels churches in the immediate Pittsburgh area, and both of them have delicious fish frys. Continue reading

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Festival Of Fish Fry: St. Victor’s

Achievement: #17. Fish Fry Tour

Our next Lenten Fish Fry adventure took us waaaaay out the Orange Belt to a land called Bairdford, but the delicious meal made every single mile and wrong turn worth it! Continue reading

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Festival Of Fish Fry: St. Regis

Achievement: #17. Fish Fry Tour

Stop what you’re doing. Get to Oakland. Eat fish.

(Okay, okay. Read this post first, THEN stop what you’re doing, and follow the above directions, because today is your last chance this Lenten season to eat at St. Regis.) Continue reading

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