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An Epic Italian Dinner At Pino’s

Achievement: #45. Pittsburgh Restaurant Week (Winter)

On Saturday night of Restaurant Week, we braved the crowds to check out a husband-and-wife-owned Italian joint called Pino’s. While they specialize in “small plates,” we left more than satisfied. Continue reading

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Oakland Restaurant Challenge: Mixed Service But Great Food At Lucca

Achievement: #4. Eat at 15 Oakland Restaurants | #45. Try 5 Things in the Entertainment Book

Our next Oakland restaurant was a bit of a mixed bag. We headed to Craig Street for an early dinner on a Saturday night at Lucca, a restaurant we’d heard much buzz about. Being the dedicated multi-taskers that we are, … Continue reading

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Oakland Restaurant Challenge: Carb-Loading At Joe Mama’s

Achievement: #4. Eat at 15 Oakland Restaurants

Tonight, to prepare for our big race tomorrow, we decided to do some carb loading, and because we love multi-tasking, we decided to get our carbs from a pasta spot in Oakland, to help us on our Oakland restaurant Achievement. … Continue reading

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The Elaborate Monthly: A Fabuloso Italian Dinner

Achievement: #34. Have One New Elaborate Homecooked Meal a Month

So, if you recall, back in 2010, we decided to try 26 different recipes from Cooking Light. This was *supposed* to be one recipe every two weeks, but it wound up being a lot of weeks with no recipe, and … Continue reading

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Murray Avenue Restaurant Challenge: La Cucina Flegrea

Achievement: #2. Eat at every restaurant on Murray Ave

We had one last big-dinner restaurant on our Murray Ave list, and we chose to try it out on the night of the big World of Warcraft Cataclysm release. I think it goes without saying that an important event like … Continue reading

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Living It Up At The Primadonna

Achievement: #23. Have dinner at the Primadonna

The Primadonna is a formerly-well-known Italian restaurant in McKees Rocks that I know about for a funny reason. Back when we were little (maybe 10 or 11?), my friend Jessica’s parents took us to the Neville Chemical Plant open house. … Continue reading

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Cooking Light Recipes: Crostini, Pasta, And Herbed Chicken Parmesan

Achievement: #7. Make 26 different recipes from Cooking Light

Either Michael really loves elaborate dinners, or he’s trying to finish up the Cooking Light Achievement way ahead of schedule. In a new masterpiece, he managed (yet again) to make three dishes for one dinner. Ladies, you all know why … Continue reading

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