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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Proper Cocktail Hump Day: Strawberry-Lime Rickey

Achievement: #67. Craft Cocktail Lab

As we leave behind the cooler days of April and May and roll into summer, we figured we’d take the opportunity to make one last springtime cocktail. Our selection? A refreshing, fruity strawberry-lime rickey. Continue reading

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A Trek Down To Joshua Tree National Park

Achievement: #86. Joshua Tree Stargazing

While out on our yearly trip to the west coast, we took a detour south to visit Joshua Tree National Park for some stargazing and hiking. While we experienced some complications, we got to see some lovely sights as well. Check it out! Continue reading

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Pub Golf In Space: An Epic Journey

Achievement: #23. Pub Golf in Space | #4. Posing with Statues

Once a year, we host a city-ranging event in which we walk, drink, and eat our way through 18 bars in the course of a single, very long day. This was our fourth such event, and the first one we’ve actually managed to document properly. Enjoy! Continue reading

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Get It While You Can: Conflict Kitchen

Achievement: #95. Eat at Conflict Kitchen

Conflict Kitchen is one of those places we’re always meaning to go, but never seem to make it to. Fortunately, we fixed that this week and gave its delicious food a try. The place is closing down at the end of this month, so we suggest you do the same, and fast! Continue reading

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New On The Scene: Casellula @ Alphabet City

Achievement: #3. 3 New Restaurants

Our second trek out to a new Pittsburgh restaurant led us to Casellula @ Alphabet City, for a splendid birthday dinner that Michael won’t soon forget! Continue reading

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The Dead Parrots Society At Hidden Harbor

Achievement: #29. HH Rum Passport

We recently embarked on a guided tour through the world of rum, led by the kind folks at Hidden Harbor. Over the course of the year, we’ll be trying 20 rums produced in 20 countries. Here are our notes from the first 5 we tried. Continue reading

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Cheese Of The Month Club: Cheeses Of Holland Revisited

Achievement: #13. Cheese of the Month Club

While we covered a round of Dutch cheeses a few years back, PennMac has sent us an entirely new 4-pack of cheeses from Holland, and we’re psyched to share them with you! Continue reading

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Friday Statudanceatopia: Nature Dancing

Achievement: #5. Inappropriate Dancing

We clear a bit more of the backlog with a slightly overdue inappropriate dancing post. To make up for it, we did *way* more inappropriate dancing than usual! Continue reading

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Proper Cocktail Hump Day: Singani Corpse Reviver #2

Achievement: #67. Craft Cocktail Lab

Now that we know about the joys of singani, we’re psyched to try it in lots of cocktails! First up: we made a take on the classic Corpse Reviver #2, using Singani 63 in place of gin. Examine the results! Continue reading

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