In Which We Leap All Over Pittsburgh On Leap Day

Achievement: #5. Leap Day Leaping

A couple weeks before the big lockdown, we took to the streets to celebrate Leap Day. How does one celebrate Leap Day, you wonder? Well…we assumed it was by leaping. So that’s what we did, all over Pittsburgh. Continue reading

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Cheese of the Month – The Cheeses of Our Fair Land

Achievement: #12. Cheese of the Month Club

From quarantine, we’re taking some time to clear the backlog of posts we owe from activities past. And with that, we present the long-overdue January edition of Cheese of the Month Club, 2020! Continue reading

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A New Year’s Eve Re-Do In The Year Of The Rat

Achievement: #92. New Year's Eve Redemption

What do you do when your New Year’s Eve celebration was a trainwreck? Well, you have another one. While we’re all stuck at home, enjoy a golden oldie from way, way back in the time before — three months ago — as we do a little NYE Redemption during the Lunar New Year. Continue reading

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We Came Back: An Arnold Schwarzenegger Movie Marathon

Achievement: #65. Arnold Schwarzenegger Movie Marathon | #66. Arnold Schwarzenegger Movie Meals

We’ve run a few different movie-and-food nights over the years, each organized around different stars (of varying caliber). This year, it was Schwarzenegger’s turn. Come bask in the guilty pleasures of a 4-movie binge of 80s (and 90s) action, paired with completely over-indulgent foods! Continue reading

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Jelly Of The Month Club: The Girl & The Fig Black Mission Fig Jam

Achievement: #11. Jelly of the Month Club

Long-running feature Jelly of the Month Club returns in 2020! We’re back with the first of twelve jellies and jams that we’ll review for color, flavor, jelly-ness, jar presentation, and awesomeness. First up: Black Mission Fig Jam by “the girl & the fig”. Continue reading

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Pittsburgh Coffee Passport: Our Journey Begins

Achievement: #62. Coffee Passport

Last year, we heard about this cool thing called a Coffee Passport, which gets you deals at participating coffeeshops all around the Pittsburgh area. We made our first stop at Convive Coffee Roasters, up in the North Hills. Come see what we thought of the place! Continue reading

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Restaurant Week Returns! (And So Do We)

Achievement: #47. Wildcard #1
Thumbnail image of the exterior of Bonfire

101 Achievements is back! And so is Pittsburgh Restaurant Week. Last week, we attended a blogger dinner at Bonfire to celebrate PRW’s kickoff. Come see what’s on the menu! Continue reading

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Risk: The “IKEA Trip” of Board Games

Achievement: #63. Play an Epic Multi-Day Game of Risk

Come on an emotional journey as we battle each other in a never-ending game of Risk that threatens to bring our marriage down in flames, and meet the heroic dog who saved us from said flames. Continue reading

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Not Your Average American Cheeses: January’s Cheese of the Month Club

Achievement: #12. Cheese of the Month Club

Our perennial feature, Cheese of the Month Club, returns! (Only 2 months late.) Like career criminals in a heist movie, returning for One Last Job, we’re going to make the effort to actually document all 12 of the cheese packages we receive this year, a feat we’ve never accomplished. (Trust me, we ate them all…we just didn’t write about most of them.) Wish us luck and enjoy the January installment! Continue reading

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In Which We Get Fancy At Poulet Bleu

Achievement: #69. Monthly Restaurant Feature

We return with our monthly Decadent Eating feature with a trip to a Lawrenceville gem: Poulet Bleu! Continue reading

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