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Our West Coast Wine Night

Achievement: #51. Host a Wine Tasting Class

We love wine, and we want our friends to love wine, too. So, we took it upon ourselves to organize a night of wine tasting and education. (Mainly wine tasting, though.) Here’s how it turned out! Continue reading

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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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Sunday Brunching At Carmella’s Plates And Pints

Achievement: #77. Brunch Triple Feature

Do you fear the South Side at night, when it gets overrun by werewolves in popped collars, crunk off overpriced bottle service? Then visit during the day, when it’s nicer and there’s excellent brunch at Carmella’s Plates and Pints. Take a peek at what you can enjoy there. Continue reading

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Monday Night RAW: A Natural Wine Tasting

Achievement: #54. Wildcard #1

We love a good wine tasting, and Allegheny Wine Mixer threw a fantastic one a couple weeks back. We’re here with the report; check it out. Continue reading

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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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Wines From Around The World On The Gateway Clipper

Achievement: #29. Gateway Clipper Wine Cruise

From June to October, the Gateway Clipper Fleet hosts a monthly themed wine tasting dinner as it cruises Pittsburgh’s three rivers. We attended June’s dinner, Wines From Around the World. The meal was great and we had a blast learning about wines from South Africa, Portugal, and Greece; give this event a try! Continue reading

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Our California Holiday: The Tapas Of SLO County

Achievement: #40. Tour the SLO County Food Scene

There is an ever-growing number of terrific food options in San Luis Obispo County; here are four that we think stand especially tall! Continue reading

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Our California Holiday: Touring The Lompoc Wine Ghetto

Achievement: #90. Lompoc Wine Ghetto

We continue our California excursion with a brief tour of a fun, wine-filled locale: the Lompoc Wine Ghetto, an industrial park that is chock-full of top-notch tasting rooms. We only got to a small sampling, so take a look and then plot your own trek! 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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Senti Is Heaven Sent

Achievement: #3. 5 New Restaurants

In the mood for a night of fine, truly Italian-style dining? We can’t recommend Senti highly enough. Their one-year anniversary celebration starts this week, so check out our report, wipe away the drool, and call for a reservation. Continue reading

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