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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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We Pour Our Hearts Out For Poros

Achievement: #2. Octopus 5 Ways | #3. 5 New Restaurants

We continue our mini-tour of new places in Pittsburgh with another less-than-a-year-old spot: Poros in downtown Pittsburgh’s Market Square. Go read, work up an appetite, and get yourself a reservation. Continue reading

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The Twisted Frenchman: Fine, Modern, Fantastic

Achievement: #3. 5 New Restaurants

The most fun part of doing this blog is that we’re always trying new things. Keeping in that vein, we’ve decided to eat at five new restaurants that opened within the last calendar year. First up: The Twisted Frenchman in East Liberty. Have a look at the goods! Continue reading

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Keeping It Classy At LeMont Restaurant

Achievement: #27. Summer Restaurant Week

It’s that time of year again — Pittsburgh Restaurant Week! We kicked off our mini-tour with a visit to a true Pittsburgh classic: LeMont Restaurant on Mount Washington. Check it out! Continue reading

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A Northward Trip to Rachel’s Roadhouse

Achievement: #1. Rachel's/Iron Bridge/Log Cabin

Remembering fun childhood trips to one of its sister restaurants, Fox took Michael on a trip up north to visit a little spot called Rachel’s Roadhouse. Feast your eyes…and then go to Rachel’s and feast your belly! Continue reading

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The Commoner Is Anything But Common

Achievement: #21. Charcuterie Face-Off | #44. Kimpton Staycation

Rounding out our trio of Kimpton Staycation posts…on the night we stayed at the Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh, we had a pretty sweet board of cheese and charcuterie at the hotel’s restaurant, The Commoner. Check out the hit parade of cheeses and meats, plus our recommendations! 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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In Which Michael (Literally) Sings The Praises of The Hoss’s Salad Bar

Achievement: #9. Michael Goes to Hoss's

Fox loves Hoss’s; Michael’s never been. But last night, all was made right in the world. How much did Michael enjoy the Hoss’s Salad Bar? Check out the interview (and the song break). Continue reading

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Pittsburgh Restaurant Week: The Wooden Nickel Is Golden

Achievement: #26. Winter Restaurant Week

If you’re looking for something to enjoy outside the city limits during Pittsburgh Restaurant Week, you’d do well to try out the Wooden Nickel. Come take a look at what’s on the menu! Continue reading

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Drive, Bike, Run Out To Vivo Kitchen In Sewickley

Achievement: #4. Suburb Dinner Feature | #70. Pittsburgh Restaurant Week (Summer)

At least once every Restaurant Week, we like to stretch a bit and travel outside the city limits for a meal. This time we tried Vivo in Sewickley…and it would have been worth the trip even on foot! This place did nothing but impress; come closer and take a look! Continue reading

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