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March Coffee Talk: Arriviste Coffee Bar

Achievement: #78. Monthly Coffeeshop Feature

As we continue our post-California catch-up, we return for the (belated) March report on a coffeeshop in or around Pittsburgh. For our third entry, we stopped in at a newer place in Shadyside called Arriviste. Have a peek inside! Continue reading

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Pizza-lympics: Pizza Perfectta Puts Down A Solid Routine

Achievement: #52. Pizza-lympics

Still looking out for a lunch spot while on the run? Let us take you somewhere. For round 3 of our 8-part pizza challenge, we stopped by Pizza Perfectta in Shadyside for a walk-up slice. Continue reading

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Run, Don’t Walk, To Cafe Sam!

Achievement: #92. Cafe Sam

In which we take a long-overdue trip to Cafe Sam, a lovely little restaurant located on the cusp of Shadyside and Bloomfield. In our humble opinion, this place is a gem — read on to see why. Continue reading

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Eat At Up! Modern Kitchen

Achievement: #76. Pittsburgh Restaurant Week (Summer)

Thursday of Restaurant Week brought us to a Shadyside location we’ve been meaning to check out: Up! Modern Kitchen. Between the wine pairings, perfectly braised octopus, and a quite notable caponata, we really enjoyed ourselves. We hope you will, too! Continue reading


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Around The World In Dining: French Cuisine At Brasserie 33

Achievement: #42. 5 Different Ethnic Dinners

We finally completed our ethnic dinner Achievement a few nights ago, with a foray into French cuisine. I’ve had French cuisine before, and I had been hoping to take Michael to this fabulous little French place near Ohiopyle called Chez … Continue reading

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