Category Archives: north hills

In Which We Are The Old People At Kneiss’s Miniature Golf

Achievement: #25. 2 Mini-Golfs

I’m not a fan of golf generally. If you like it — hey, neat — but it’s always felt to me like a waste of time and space, with a huge economic (not to mention gendered and racial) barrier to … Continue reading

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Last Call For The Pumpkin Patch At Reilly’s

Achievement: #92. Pumpkin Patch

To mark the last day before Reilly’s Summer Seat Farm forever closes its (barn) doors, here is our visit to their pumpkin patch. (And they’re open till 6pm today, so go on over for one last hurrah!) Continue reading

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The Famous Fish Fracas: Perrytowne Drafthouse

Achievement: #13. Famous Fish Sandwich Tour

We traveled a little bit north of Pittsburgh to check out a place that claims to have the “Best Fish Sandwich” in the area: the Perrytowne Drafthouse. How well does this sandwich live up to the claim? Take a look and learn. Continue reading

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Our Battle Royale Against An Angry Mob At Kings

Achievement: #72. Frownie Pile at Kings

Our regular readers know that we’re fans of the somewhat-extreme challenge. Like when we decided to try to eat at every Primanti Brothers in Pittsburgh. Or when we tasted all 200+ tequilas at Verde Mexican Kitchen + Cantina. Or when, … Continue reading

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Pancake Eating (And Eating And Eating) Contest

Achievement: #46. Have a Pancake Eating Contest

This is a story all about how my wife challenged me to a pancake eating contest on her birthday. Who was crowned victor, and who was left shame-faced and bloated? Click to find out. Continue reading

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A Walk Down Harmony Road

Achievement: #71. Walk Down Harmony Road

Follow us as we take a short hike down an abandoned road which is slowly being reclaimed by nature, one sprout of greenery at a time. Continue reading

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Willow, A Hidden North Hills Gem

Achievement: #20. Pittsburgh Restaurant Week (Winter) | #4. Suburb Dinner Feature

Looking for a final dinner spot for Restaurant Week? Consider Willow, a North Hills restaurant with great food and cocktails that is still accepting Sunday reservations. Read on to see what’s on the menu! Continue reading

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A North Hills Excursion: Chinese At House Of Lee

Achievement: #12. Asian Soup Tournament (7 locations) | #29. 10 More Groupons

Well, I know that after the excitement that was Pittsburgh Restaurant Week, I said we were going to take a break from restaurants for a little bit. But as it turns out, we had our first GroupOn of the year … Continue reading

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