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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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Charcuterie Face-Off, Exhibition Round: Paris 66 Bistro

Achievement: #21. Charcuterie Face-Off | #40. Wildcard #2 - The Great Pittsburgh Blog Swap

For The Great Pittsburgh Blog Swap of 2015, we’re guesting over at Nicky D Cooks, and Erin from the blog, Don’t Forget to Eat! is filling in for us. Erin and her husband tackled one of our favorite achievements by checking out the charcuterie at Paris 66 Bistro. Take a look! Continue reading

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The Baller Meatball Ball-Off: Lombardozzi’s Restaurant

Achievement: #22. Meatball Ball-Off

In this third installment of the Baller Meatball Ball-Off, we return to the site of one of our very first Achievements, Lombardozzi’s Restaurant. We remembered well the succulent balls of Lombardozzi’s; but were they truly baller enough for this ball-off? Read on to find out. Continue reading

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The Baller Meatball Ball-Off: Franco’s Pizzeria Italiana

Achievement: #22. Meatball Ball-Off

Might we have already found the winner of the Ball-Off? Come and have a look at the delectable meatballs served at Franco’s Pizzeria Italiana. Continue reading

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The Baller Meatball Ball-Off: Emporio at Sienna Mercato

Achievement: #22. Meatball Ball-Off

We continue our quest to find the ideal set of meatballs by visiting a specialist: Emporio on the 1st floor of Sienna Mercato, a meatball joint (or “ball joint”) with a massive variety of meaty options. Did their meatballs truly ball, or were they merely “meaty-ocre”? (Sorry.) Click to find out! Continue reading

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Praising Cain’s For Taco Tuesday

Achievement: #27. Check Out 2 Taco Tuesdays

As we try our darnedest to get all our actually-achieved achievements up and posted, here’s another from the summer: back in August, we had an absolutely awesome time at the Taco Tuesday at Cain’s Saloon in Dormont. Take a look at the scrumptious fancy tacos they serve, and then save a spot on your planner for next Tuesday. You’re having Mexican. Continue reading

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Drive, Bike, Run Out To Vivo Kitchen In Sewickley

Achievement: #4. Suburb Dinner Feature | #70. Pittsburgh Restaurant Week (Summer)

At least once every Restaurant Week, we like to stretch a bit and travel outside the city limits for a meal. This time we tried Vivo in Sewickley…and it would have been worth the trip even on foot! This place did nothing but impress; come closer and take a look! Continue reading

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Carnivores, Take Heed: Union Pig & Chicken Is A Can’t-Miss

Achievement: #70. Pittsburgh Restaurant Week (Summer)

We love a good barbecue, and Union Pig & Chicken works wonders with their meats. From brisket to pork to pastrami, they’ve got it all on lockdown (like Lindsay Lohan), so grab your phone and schedule a stop at Union today! Continue reading

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Eat Exquisite Meats At Cure

Achievement: #61. Ten Lawrenceville Restaurants

We continue our sojourn through the varied eateries of Lawrenceville with a trip to Cure, a burgeoning hotspot known for its farm-to-table ethos and its fabulous entrees. Check out our report! Continue reading

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Bacon of the Month Club, Part II: The Baconing

Achievement: #12. Bacon of the Month Club

In our second installment of tasty, bacony goodness, we move on to the main event: specially cured, bacon-club-only strips made by Crested Duck! Continue reading

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