Category Archives: summer

Free Songs And Fritos: A Hartwood Acres Adventure

Achievement: #10. Hartwood Acres | #17. Make a Frito Casserole

This summer, we had the chance to take in one of a series of free concerts at Hartwood Acres in the North Hills, and we brought two special guests — our dog, Layla, and a Frito casserole! What is Frito casserole? Click to discover its wonders. Continue reading

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Seasonal Cocktail Creations: The Ancho Chill-Out

Achievement: #18. Seasonal Cocktails | #67. Craft Cocktail Lab

As summer draws to a close, we’re sneaking in our latest seasonally inspired original cocktail: a sweet-and-spicy take on the margarita we’re calling The Ancho Chill-Out. Give it a look and decide whether you’ll be including it at your next cookout! 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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Get Your Fill With A Stellar Meal At Proper Brick Oven & Tap Room

Achievement: #70. Pittsburgh Restaurant Week (Summer)

We think we’re pretty well keyed in to what’s happening in the Pittsburgh food scene, but sometimes things slip by. We’d never heard of Proper Brick Oven & Tap Room before, but after dinner there this Restaurant Week, you can rest assured we’ll be back! Check it out. Continue reading

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Carnivores, Take Heed: Union Pig & Chicken Is A Can’t-Miss

Achievement: #70. Pittsburgh Restaurant Week (Summer)

We love a good barbecue, and Union Pig & Chicken works wonders with their meats. From brisket to pork to pastrami, they’ve got it all on lockdown (like Lindsay Lohan), so grab your phone and schedule a stop at Union today! Continue reading

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Pittsburgh Restaurant Week: #BloggerDinner At @TamariPgh

Achievement: #70. Pittsburgh Restaurant Week (Summer)

We return to a favorite from last winter’s Restaurant Week for dinner and drinks with some fellow bloggers. What an evening! Take a look at the mouth-watering options and make a reservation at Tamari! Continue reading

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Starting Pittsburgh Restaurant Week In Style: A Magical Evening At Altius

Achievement: #70. Pittsburgh Restaurant Week (Summer)

We hit the jackpot on our first evening out for Summer Restaurant Week. Altius is a top-notch dining establishment with incredibly well thought-out food and wine pairings, stellar service, and a magnificent view of downtown Pittsburgh. Get a seat there this week! Continue reading

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CSA Spectacular: August Highlights

Achievement: #26. Join a CSA

Getting back into the CSA updates, here’s our August recipe wrap-up! Continue reading

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One Waterslide, One Waterfall, & One Drenched Husband

Achievement: #20. Ohiopyle Waterslides

Ohiopyle is full of interesting water features, most of which will only break your heart when there’s rain in the forecast. Continue reading

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CSA Spectacular: Beets, Bouquets, & Beans

Achievement: #26. Join a CSA

The 7th week of our CSA share brought us a bunch of fruits, beans, and greens. With a little effort, we were able to find homes for just about everything; we’re loving how the CSA is pushing us to get more creative with our cooking. Check out some of the tasty side dishes we were able to concoct! Continue reading

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