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The Great Pittsburgh Pierogi Crawl

Achievement: #21. Pierogi Crawl

We begin 2018 with some unfinished 2017 business. We’d be truly remiss if we did not present to you…the 2017 101 Achievements Pierogi Crawl! Continue reading

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Pizza-lympics Throwdown: Spak Brothers Pizza And More

Achievement: #52. Pizza-lympics

On the hunt for a killer slice of pizza? Let your pals at 101 Achievements offer some tips. For round 2 of our 8-part pizza challenge, we paid a visit to Spak Brothers Pizza in Garfield. (Highly recommended.) Continue reading

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Tequila Tour: We Claim A Prize

Achievement: #29. Verde Tequila Tour, Act II | #58. Verde Tequila Tour, Act III | #7. Verde Tequila Tour, Act I | #71. Verde Tequila Tour, Act IV | #81. Verde Tequila Tour, Act V

We were pretty proud of ourselves when we managed to finish our big Tequila Tour at Verde last year. Apparently, the staff was pretty proud of us, too, because they gave us a token to take home! Check it out! Continue reading

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Tequila Tour: Our Grand Conclusion

Achievement: #81. Verde Tequila Tour, Act V

This is the fifth and final installment of our 12-month tour of the tequila wall at Verde Mexican Kitchen and Cantina. We tried 207 kinds of tequila from over 70 producers; come read our final round of reviews here! Continue reading

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Tequila Tour: Infusions & Smoky, Sexy Mezcals

Achievement: #71. Verde Tequila Tour, Act IV

In this fourth package of reviews from our yearlong scaling of the wall of tequila at Verde Mexican Kitchen and Cantina, we cover infusions and mezcals. (And hell yes, we ate the worm.) Continue reading

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Tequila Tour: Ultra-Premiums & The Rapper Tequila Party

Achievement: #58. Verde Tequila Tour, Act III

In this third set of reviews from our epic battle with the wall of tequila at Verde Mexican Kitchen and Cantina, we cover the ultra-premium stuff and our decadent Rapper Tequila Party. Sidle up and join us for a round! Continue reading

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Tequila Tour: The Revenge

Achievement: #29. Verde Tequila Tour, Act II

This is the second set of tequila reviews from our wild tour of all Jalisco has to offer, made possible by the humongous wall of tequila at Verde Mexican Kitchen and Cantina. Pull up a stool and have a taste! Continue reading

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Tequila Tour: Act I

Achievement: #7. Verde Tequila Tour, Act I

This is the first set of tequila reviews from our epic tour of all Jalisco has to offer, made possible by the tremendous wall of tequila at Verde Mexican Kitchen and Cantina. Continue reading

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Tequila Tour: The Overture

Achievement: #7. Verde Tequila Tour, Act I

We’ve decided to scale the Mount Everest of tequila-tasting: Verde’s 5-shelf, 200-expression wall of tequilas. Before we start reporting on specific tastings, though, here are some important basics about tequila. Continue reading

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Brand-New Restaurant Tour: Verde Mexican Kitchen & Cantina

Achievement: #79. 10 ‘Newbie’ Restaurants

Ladies and gentlemen, please allow your author… err… blogger to take a moment prior to your diving-into of this entry to inform you that what you are about to read is merely a prologue. It’s like a movie trailer, drawing … Continue reading

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