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February Coffee Talk: Commonplace Coffee

Achievement: #78. Monthly Coffeeshop Feature

Each month, we’re visiting a different coffee shop somewhere in or around Pittsburgh. This month, we checked out the Squirrel Hill location of The Commonplace Coffeehouse. Have a look! Continue reading

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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

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Pizza-lympics: Doubling Down With Aiello’s And Mineo’s

Achievement: #52. Pizza-lympics

Thus far we’ve seen a handful of contenders in this 2014 Pittsburgh Pizza-lympics, but now we’ve got our first intra-neighborhood showdown: Aiello’s vs Mineo’s. Who shall rule?! Continue reading

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Around The World In Dining: Korean Food At Green Pepper

Achievement: #42. 5 Different Ethnic Dinners

Last night, after ages and ages of indecision about dinner, we decided it was time to knock off our third ethnic dinner by trying Korean food for the first time. Yes, I know we lived in Los Angeles for a … Continue reading

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Group-On Up: The 4 Wood Grille

Achievement: #93. Use 10 Groupons or Living Socials

Wow, it’s not even the end of the first month of the year, and we’ve already used two of our Groupons or Living Social coupons! (This is mostly because we love to eat, and we are trying to save some … Continue reading

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Murray Avenue Restaurant Challenge: Silky’s Hits The Spot

Achievement: #2. Eat at every restaurant on Murray Ave

After a nice, long, CRAZY twelve-hour shift at work, what better comfort is there than… BAR FOOD! (Note: this post involves a lot of bad decisions. If you don’t like bad decisions… read on anyway, so you can learn how … Continue reading

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Murray Avenue Restaurant Challenge: Taza 21

Achievement: #2. Eat at every restaurant on Murray Ave

We popped in for a quick lunch at Taza 21 after some power-writing at the 61C one afternoon. Taza 21 is another Middle Eastern place (yes, there are a lot of those here in Squirrel Hill), but it serves mostly … Continue reading

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Murray Avenue Restaurant Challenge: Keeping Kosher At The Milky Way

Achievement: #2. Eat at every restaurant on Murray Ave

Our next stop on Murray Ave was a lunch spot. We popped into Milky Way for… well, we didn’t know what. To be honest, we had no idea what they served at Milky Way, and we kind of thought it … Continue reading

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Murray Avenue Restaurant Challenge: Gullifty’s, A Squirrel Hill Institution

Achievement: #2. Eat at every restaurant on Murray Ave

Another Saturday night, another trip up the hill for dinner! This time, we hit Gullifty’s, which is a restaurant best known for its desserts and appeal to CMU students. This is one of those rare occasions where we visited something … Continue reading

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Murray Avenue Restaurant Challenge: Chaya Japanese Restaurant

Achievement: #2. Eat at every restaurant on Murray Ave

We’ve started almost a new standard of going out for a Murray Ave dinner each Saturday night. This week, it was time to hit up a delightful BYOB Japanese restaurant called Chaya. We were very excited for this, because we’d … Continue reading

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