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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Baseball, Booze, & Bartenders — Singani-Style

Achievement: #82. USBG Event

Fox and I are entering our 4th year as members of the Pittsburgh chapter of the US Bartenders Guild, and this past week we got to attend our most fun event yet: a Pirates baseball game hosted by Singani 63, featuring cocktails, swag bags, and a very special celebrity guest. Continue reading

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Cheese Of The Month Club: Spanish Cheeses (And Hellraiser Puns)

Achievement: #13. Cheese of the Month Club

We bring to you a fresh installment of Cheese of the Month Club, focused on Spanish cheeses. (And also, because we were watching the movie Hellraiser while eating them, a disturbing amount of Hellraiser wordplay.) Continue reading

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Jelly Of The Month Club: Fess Parker Apricot-Riesling-Vanilla Jam

Achievement: #12. Jelly of the Month Club

As we continue in catch-up mode, we present to you the belated April installment of Jelly of the Month Club, featuring a treat we hauled back (ok, mailed back to ourselves) from California. Continue reading

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Proper Cocktail Hump Day: Golden Glove

Achievement: #67. Craft Cocktail Lab

As baseball season gets underway, we present a tasty, citrusy spin on the classic daiquiri for you to enjoy. (And go Pirates!) Continue reading

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March Coffee Talk: Arriviste Coffee Bar

Achievement: #78. Monthly Coffeeshop Feature

As we continue our post-California catch-up, we return for the (belated) March report on a coffeeshop in or around Pittsburgh. For our third entry, we stopped in at a newer place in Shadyside called Arriviste. Have a peek inside! Continue reading

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Friday Statudanceatopia: Daisy’s Dream

Achievement: #4. Posing with Statues

We return from a vacation-induced hiatus to bring you the (slightly late) March edition of Friday Statudanceatopia, in which I imitate a surprisingly graceful bovine playing sports. (No, literally.) Continue reading

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Seasonal Cocktail Creations: The Rite Of Spring

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

This post is doing double-duty, as part of our hump day cocktail series, but also as the first of four seasonal cocktails we’ll be creating throughout the year. Without further ado, we present to you: The Rite of Spring! Continue reading

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