Category Archives: pittsburgh

New On The Scene: Ease Modern Comfort Cuisine

Achievement: #3. 3 New Restaurants

Because (as we’re sure you can tell) we’re models of restraint, we’ll only be writing up three newly opened Pittsburgh restaurants this year — but we’re going to make it count! First up: Ease Modern Comfort Cuisine, a mashup of haute cuisine meets down home cooking. Enjoy! Continue reading

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Jelly Of The Month Club: Freedom Farms No Sugar Added Blueberry

Achievement: #12. Jelly of the Month Club

In the February installment of Jelly of the Month Club, we check out another jelly made in the greater Pittsburgh area. Feast your eyes (and then feast your mouth) on this sugarless blueberry jam from Freedom Farms! Continue reading

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January Coffee Talk: The 61c Cafe

Achievement: #78. Monthly Coffeeshop Feature

Once a month, we’re going to be checking out a different coffee shop somewhere in the Pittsburgh area. First off: the 61c Cafe, a favorite of ours for nearly two decades! Continue reading

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Friday Statudanceatopia: Lumpy Mr. Rogers

Achievement: #4. Posing with Statues

On the final Friday of each month, you’ll either find Fox dancing inappropriately in public, or Michael posing like a statue. This month, it’s Michael’s turn as he poses with everybody’s neighbor, Lumpy Mister Rogers. Continue reading

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Proper Cocktail Hump Day: The California Widow

Achievement: #67. Craft Cocktail Lab

We return for a second installment of our latest series to present a gin and eau de vie-based delight! Check out the recipe. Continue reading

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Jelly Of The Month Club: Soergel’s B.E.A.R. Jam

Achievement: #12. Jelly of the Month Club

One of our earliest food challenges returns in the January edition of Jelly of the Month Club! This month, we’re reviewing Soergel’s Orchards B.E.A.R. Jam. Check back the first Friday of every month for more reviews! Continue reading

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Pressing Reset At First Night 2017

Achievement: #15. First Night

On December 31st, we bid adieu to the trash fire that was 2016, and welcomed 2017 with eager arms at First Night in downtown Pittsburgh. Between the drinks, the dance parties, the laser bridges, and the fireworks show, it was a pretty auspicious start! Come have a look. Continue reading

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Kicking Off 2016 At Pittsburgh’s First Night

Achievement: #15. First Night

We fell a little off-track with the posting in 2015, but this year we’re kicking things off right with a post about Pittsburgh’s First Night celebrations. Come have a look! Continue reading

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Let Your Imagination Ride The Rails At WPMRM

Achievement: #74. See a Miniature Railroad

To close out the year, we took a trip a little north of the city to visit the Western PA Model Railroad Museum. Spoiler alert: it’s totally awesome! Take a quick tour with us, and then make a trek out yourself before the season ends. Continue reading

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A Stroll Through The Pittsburgh Botanic Garden

Achievement: #86. Visit the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden

Feel like taking a stroll to enjoy some fall foliage? We suggest heading a little bit out of the city to the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden! It’s lovely, cheap, and for a little while longer, still warm enough. Continue reading

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