Category Archives: pittsburgh

The Famous Fish Fracas: The Original Oyster House

Achievement: #13. Famous Fish Sandwich Tour

We surveyed another spot serving a Famous Fish Sandwich — this time, the historic Original Oyster House in downtown Pittsburgh. How’d their nearly-century-old breading recipe measure up? Come investigate with us. Continue reading

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Everyone Could Use A Little Head Cheese

Achievement: #44. Kimpton Staycation | #57. Eat Head Cheese

During our Kimpton Staycation, we had planned on going downstairs to the Commoner to judge their charcuterie. Little did we know that their charcuterie boards would also allow us to strike another long-in-the-coming achievement: try head cheese! Come read the verdict. Continue reading


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The Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh: Our Wondrous Kimpton Staycation

Achievement: #44. Kimpton Staycation

When we learned that Pittsburgh was getting its very own Kimpton hotel, we immediately made a date for a little staycation. Here is the chronicle of our trip down the road to the Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh, a lovely new jewel in the Kimpton chain. Continue reading


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Charcuterie Face-Off, Round 2: Braddock’s Pittsburgh Brasserie

Achievement: #21. Charcuterie Face-Off

Continuing our quest to spotlight and rank some of the best charcuterie in town, we travel to Braddock’s Pittsburgh Brasserie in downtown Pittsburgh. What does Chef Jason have in store for you when you visit? Check it out here. Continue reading

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A Tour Of The National Aviary

Achievement: #2. Aviary

Did you know that Pittsburgh is home to the National Aviary? It is, and it is an awesome place to visit. Come take a brief tour with us of some of the animals you can meet! Continue reading


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Charcuterie Face-Off, Round 1: Vallozzi’s Pittsburgh

Achievement: #21. Charcuterie Face-Off

We begin another foodie challenge with our 2015 Charcuterie Face-Off. Judging on measures of presentation, flavor, accompaniments, variety, and personality, we’re on the hunt for the best charcuterie plates in town. First up: Vallozzi’s Pittsburgh! Continue reading

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Pittsburgh Restaurant Week: #BloggerDinner At @KaleidoscopePgh

Achievement: #26. Winter Restaurant Week

Looking to start off Pittsburgh Restaurant Week with a bang? Look no further than Kaleidoscope Cafe in Lawrenceville. It’s one of our favorite places in the city, and after you check out the amazing meal we enjoyed, you’ll understand why! Continue reading


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For Pies Of Notable Size, Visit Vincent’s Pizza Park

Achievement: #84. Vincent's Pizza

Since it was ineligible for last year’s Pizza-lympics, we decided to make a special trip to Forest Hills in order to showcase the pies on offer at Vincent’s Pizza Park. Whoa, baby, you’ve got to see them for yourself! Continue reading


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Pizza-lympics: Battle Of The ‘Views And Three Medalists

Achievement: #52. Pizza-lympics

In our final post of the Pizza-lympics, we visit our final three competitors: Center Avenue Slice (of West View), Luigi’s (of Bellevue), and Slice on Broadway (of Beechview). Who will take home the gold? Read on and discover! Continue reading


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Waking The Dead On A Pittsburgh Ghost Tour

Achievement: #14. Pittsburgh Ghost Tour

One of the highlights of our fall had to be Haunted Pittsburgh’s Ghost Tour — we spent two hours wandering downtown with a master storyteller, hearing spooky stories about spectral soldiers, ghostly saviors, and all manner of bumps in the night. Check it out! Continue reading

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