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The Climb To The Top Of The Cathedral Of Learning

Achievement: #94. Climb the Cathedral Stairs

Back in the spring, we undertook a University of Pittsburgh tradition: climbing all 34 flights of stairs in its tallest building, the Cathedral of Learning! Have a look; maybe you’ll…learn something. Continue reading

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Get It While You Can: Conflict Kitchen

Achievement: #95. Eat at Conflict Kitchen

Conflict Kitchen is one of those places we’re always meaning to go, but never seem to make it to. Fortunately, we fixed that this week and gave its delicious food a try. The place is closing down at the end of this month, so we suggest you do the same, and fast! Continue reading

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Dinos In The Dark: A (21+) Night At the Carnegie Museum

Achievement: #20. Wildcard #1 - 21+ Night At Carnegie Museum

Sometimes, exciting events come up that you didn’t know about at the start of the year. That’s why we added Wildcards to our achievement list. This first wildcard involves a trip to a 21+ event at the Carnegie Museum. Booze, bites, and (dino) bones — what could be better? Continue reading

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Italian Feasting (With A Side Of Decorative Weaponry) At Zarra’s

Achievement: #66. Dinner at Zarra's

Zarra’s: cutting between Polish Hill and Schenley Park, you might have been past it once (or if you’re us, a hundred times). What’s inside? Some unique style, some wild history, and some big, bold Italian dishes. Take a look! Continue reading

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After Hours At The Carnegie Library

Achievement: #10. After Hours at the Library

We attended the last After Hours event at the Carnegie Library back in March. But the next installment of the event is a mere week away, so read, preview, and then get your tickets! Continue reading

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Getting To Know The Biblical Botanical Garden

Achievement: #6. Biblical Botanical Garden

We took a trip to Rodef Shalom’s Biblical Botanical Garden in Oakland, a small site dedicated to the plant life showcased in the Bible. It was a beautiful place, and we highly suggest you try it come spring! Continue reading

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Heinz Chapel Tours Are Fun, Free, & Educational

Achievement: #67. Visit Heinz Chapel

If you’re looking for free and educational, we’d suggest taking a guided tour of Heinz Chapel in Oakland. We learned a lot, and boy, are those stained glass windows magnificent! Continue reading

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A Quick Tour Of The Carnegie Library, Oakland Branch

Achievement: #64. Visit 4 Libraries

In this first installment of four, we give you a tour in photos of the main branch of the Carnegie Library, nestled in the neighborhood of Oakland. Continue reading

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Blogger Dinner at #The #Porch @ #Schenley

Achievement: #28. Pittsburgh Restaurant Week

Last night was our second round of Pittsburgh Restaurant Week dinners, and it was our second official ‘blogger dinner’ for the celebration (the first one was at Braddock’s back in January). The blogger dinner this season was held at The … 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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