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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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Filed under #47, cocktails, dessert, dinner, restaurant, restaurant week, south side, wine

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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Kicking Off 2019 With Our First Night Adventure

Achievement: #92. First Night

So we’re posting a little out of chronological order, but here is an account of our lovely New Year’s Eve adventure at First Night Pittsburgh! Continue reading

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I’ll Only Cross A River For A Buffalo

Achievement: #84. Visit the South Park Buffalo

Pittsburghers don’t cross rivers for any old thing, but when Fox discovered that there is a herd of buffalo living in a preserve in South Park, we had to break that local taboo and see for ourselves! Continue reading

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A Trip To Cleveland For All Things Rock N Roll

Achievement: #85. Rock N Roll Hall of Fame

As we race to close the books on our 2018 posts, come with us on a trip to scenic, exotic Cleveland, where we toured the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame! Continue reading

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Of Course We Dressed Up Like Cowboys To Watch The Movie “Young Guns”

Achievement: #64. Watch Young Guns Dressed as Cowboys

We first added this achievement to our list in 2011, and a mere seven years later, here we are, actually doing the damn thing. Never let anyone tell you can’t achieve your goals! (Even if your goals are, like ours, very weird.) Continue reading

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Filed under #64, #64-18, 80s, baked beans, barbeque, costumes, cowboys, themed movie night, whiskey

Venturing Outdoors to the Stavich Bike Trail

Achievement: #14. Venture Outdoors Event | #19. 3 Bike Trails Other than GAP

Join us on our Venture Outdoors adventure along a pretty bike trail that crosses between Pennsylvania and Ohio! Continue reading

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Scaling Valencia Peak

Achievement: #100. Valencia Peak Hike

Our trips out west are all about the food, the wine, and the hiking (the third helps us earn the first two). Valencia Peak is strenuous enough to cover your breakfast AND lunch! Have a look. Continue reading

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