Category Archives: pittsburgh

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

Leave a Comment

Filed under #94, #94-17, fitness, oakland, pittsburgh

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

2 Comments

Filed under #25, #25-17, minigolf, north hills, outside, pittsburgh

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

1 Comment

Filed under #23, #23-17, #4, #4-17, bloomfield, cocktails, downtown, drinking, excess, jameson, lawrenceville, margaritas, pittsburgh, pizza, pub golf, shadyside, south side, squirrel hill, statue, strip district, tequila

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

1 Comment

Filed under #95, #95-17, carnegie mellon, middle eastern food, oakland, pittsburgh

New On The Scene: Casellula @ Alphabet City

Achievement: #3. 3 New Restaurants

Our second trek out to a new Pittsburgh restaurant led us to Casellula @ Alphabet City, for a splendid birthday dinner that Michael won’t soon forget! Continue reading

Leave a Comment

Filed under #3, #3-17, art, charcuterie, cheese, north side, pittsburgh, restaurant, sandwich, tapas

The Dead Parrots Society At Hidden Harbor

Achievement: #29. HH Rum Passport

We recently embarked on a guided tour through the world of rum, led by the kind folks at Hidden Harbor. Over the course of the year, we’ll be trying 20 rums produced in 20 countries. Here are our notes from the first 5 we tried. Continue reading

Leave a Comment

Filed under #29, #29-17, booze, drinking, education, pittsburgh, rum, rum passport, squirrel hill, tiki

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

1 Comment

Filed under #3, #3-17, cocktails, dessert, dinner, pittsburgh, regent square, restaurant, wine

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

1 Comment

Filed under #12, #12-17, breakfast, buy fresh buy local, jelly, jelly of the month, layla, pittsburgh

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

4 Comments

Filed under #78, #78-17, coffee, coffee shop, pittsburgh, squirrel hill

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

1 Comment

Filed under #4, #4-17, north side, pittsburgh, statue