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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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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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A Fine Meal At Fl. 2 Pittsburgh

Achievement: #69. Monthly Restaurant Feature

Once a month this year, we’re trying out a restaurant for the first time and giving you the scoop. First up: Fl. 2 in downtown Pittsburgh! Have a look. Continue reading

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The Days Of Wine And Cheeses

Achievement: #47. Wildcard #1

We kicked off our year of 2019 achievements in the most delicious way possible: by throwing down a wild card and going to a wine-and-cheese dinner at Spork! Continue reading

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Three Square Meals Of Primanti’s

Achievement: #55. Primantis for All 3 Meals One Day

Fox and I are all about the food-based challenges, so we decided to answer a question that had been on our minds for several years: can one eat three meals of Primanti Bros in a single day? Let’s find out. Continue reading

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In Which We Graduate To Baller (Crawler) Status

Achievement: #22. Meatball Ball Crawl

From the Department of Special and Excessive Events…we submit for your review, the Inaugural 101 Achievements Baller Crawler Meatball Ball Crawl. Enjoy! Continue reading

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Pub Golf: A New Beginning

Achievement: #18. Pub Golf – A New Beginning

Once a year, Fox and I host a multi-neighborhood, half-marathon-length bar crawl all over the city. We present the debauchery and fun of…Pub Golf 5! Continue reading

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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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Coffee Talk: Big Dog Coffee

Achievement: #78. Monthly Coffeeshop Feature

We return with a much-delayed post about our visit to Big Dog Coffee in Pittsburgh’s South Side…where we brought a special guest! Continue reading

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