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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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Murray Avenue Restaurant Challenge: Napoli Pizza

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

We popped into Napoli Pizza for a quick slice-to-go on our way back from an early afternoon of writing in Lawrenceville. The service was quick, and the pizza was juicy and about as healthy as pizza can get (okay, maybe … Continue reading

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Murray Avenue Restaurant Challenge: Pacific Ring

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

So, if you’re going out for a night of dancing, the only logical thing to have for dinner would be… sushi, right? No? Maybe a light salad, or a skinless grilled chicken, you’re saying? No really, trust me, it’s sushi. … Continue reading

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Murray Avenue Restaurant Challenge: Sababa Middle Eastern Grill

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

We decided to be quite efficient with our Murray Ave food (mostly because the year is running out faster than we are able to keep up with the eating lol), so we hit three places in one day! Really, it … Continue reading

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Murray Avenue Restaurant Challenge: Ka Mei (And A Fortuneless Fortune)

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

It was a dark and stormy night… No really, it was! It started out breezy and lovely, but just as we found parking on a side street off of Murray Avenue, the skies opened and one of the most torrential … Continue reading

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Murray Avenue Restaurant Challenge: Small And Scrumptious Plates At Silk Elephant

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

Our next stop on the Murray Ave quest was the Silk Elephant, a classy restaurant that lists itself as a ‘wine and Thai tapas’ bar. That was really all they needed to tell me – Thai food is one of … Continue reading

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Murray Avenue Restaurant Challenge: Mineo’s Pizza

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

For a quick afternoon snack, we headed up the hill to grab a slice of pizza at Mineo’s. Michael is quite the pizza snob, and he loves sampling every independent pizza shop he sees to find out if it stacks … Continue reading

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