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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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Wines From Around The World On The Gateway Clipper

Achievement: #29. Gateway Clipper Wine Cruise

From June to October, the Gateway Clipper Fleet hosts a monthly themed wine tasting dinner as it cruises Pittsburgh’s three rivers. We attended June’s dinner, Wines From Around the World. The meal was great and we had a blast learning about wines from South Africa, Portugal, and Greece; give this event a try! Continue reading

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Bar Crafts At Allegheny Wine Mixer

Achievement: #29. Bar Crafts

Do you thirst for wine? Do you hunger for crafting? Then we’ve got the spot for you. Be sure to check out Allegheny Wine Mixer on the first Sunday of every month for “Bar Crafts”! Continue reading


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A Fantastic California Voyage…To Pea Soup Andersen’s

Achievement: #29. Pea Soup Andersen’s

In which we take a years-delayed trip to the home of split-pea soup, Pea Soup Andersen’s! Continue reading


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Tequila Tour: The Revenge

Achievement: #29. Verde Tequila Tour, Act II

This is the second set of tequila reviews from our wild tour of all Jalisco has to offer, made possible by the humongous wall of tequila at Verde Mexican Kitchen and Cantina. Pull up a stool and have a taste! Continue reading

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We Dive On Down To Rugger’s Pub

Achievement: #29. 10 More Groupons | #43. Dive Bar Tour

This past weekend, we continued our Dive Bar Tour of Pittsburgh with a stop at Ruggers Pub on the South Side. Continue reading

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Caliente Gives Us A Groupon Win!

Achievement: #29. 10 More Groupons

Hey girl, did you know there’s a new hot pizza spot in Bloomfield? Yeah girl, and get this: it’s got a full bar. And a spacious sit-down dining area. Oh, and it’s crazy cheap and crazy good. Yeah girl, really. … Continue reading

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Downtown Restaurant Warriors: Bossa Nova

Achievement: #29. 10 More Groupons | #45. Try 10 House Specialty Drinks | #67. 10 Downtown Restaurants

Last night, after I returned home from a second viewing of The Hunger Games (totally got my mum addicted now too… whoops), we decided to catch a late dinner that would qualify for an Achievement. The problem with this, of … Continue reading

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A North Hills Excursion: Chinese At House Of Lee

Achievement: #12. Asian Soup Tournament (7 locations) | #29. 10 More Groupons

Well, I know that after the excitement that was Pittsburgh Restaurant Week, I said we were going to take a break from restaurants for a little bit. But as it turns out, we had our first GroupOn of the year … Continue reading


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Van Damage: A Jean-Claude Van Damme Movie Marathon

Achievement: #29. Have a Van Damme movie marathon

Now, I know it’s nerdy as all hell, but one of Michael’s favorite action stars in the whole wide world is Jean-Claude Van Damme. If you know my husband, you know the story about his favorite, worn-out VCR tape from … Continue reading


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