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A Fine Meal At Fl. 2 Pittsburgh

Achievement: #69. Monthly Restaurant Feature

Once a month this year, we’re trying out a restaurant for the first time and giving you the scoop. First up: Fl. 2 in downtown Pittsburgh! Have a look. Continue reading

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Kicking Off 2019 With Our First Night Adventure

Achievement: #92. First Night

So we’re posting a little out of chronological order, but here is an account of our lovely New Year’s Eve adventure at First Night Pittsburgh! Continue reading

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The Days Of Wine And Cheeses

Achievement: #47. Wildcard #1

We kicked off our year of 2019 achievements in the most delicious way possible: by throwing down a wild card and going to a wine-and-cheese dinner at Spork! Continue reading

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I’ll Only Cross A River For A Buffalo

Achievement: #84. Visit the South Park Buffalo

Pittsburghers don’t cross rivers for any old thing, but when Fox discovered that there is a herd of buffalo living in a preserve in South Park, we had to break that local taboo and see for ourselves! Continue reading

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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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Free Songs And Fritos: A Hartwood Acres Adventure

Achievement: #10. Hartwood Acres | #17. Make a Frito Casserole

This summer, we had the chance to take in one of a series of free concerts at Hartwood Acres in the North Hills, and we brought two special guests — our dog, Layla, and a Frito casserole! What is Frito casserole? Click to discover its wonders. Continue reading

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Finding Gems At The Hard Rock

Achievement: #55. Wildcard #2

Earlier this month, we were invited to sample a new, locally inspired test menu at Pittsburgh’s Hard Rock Cafe — and we were *very* pleased with what we found. Come have a closer look! Continue reading

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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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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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Pub Golf In Space: An Epic Journey

Achievement: #23. Pub Golf in Space | #4. Posing with Statues

Once a year, we host a city-ranging event in which we walk, drink, and eat our way through 18 bars in the course of a single, very long day. This was our fourth such event, and the first one we’ve actually managed to document properly. Enjoy! Continue reading

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