Category Archives: pittsburgh

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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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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