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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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The Great Pittsburgh Pierogi Crawl

Achievement: #21. Pierogi Crawl

We begin 2018 with some unfinished 2017 business. We’d be truly remiss if we did not present to you…the 2017 101 Achievements Pierogi Crawl! Continue reading

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Pub Golf In Space: An Epic Journey

Achievement: #23. Pub Golf in Space | #4. Posing with Statues

Once a year, we host a city-ranging event in which we walk, drink, and eat our way through 18 bars in the course of a single, very long day. This was our fourth such event, and the first one we’ve actually managed to document properly. Enjoy! Continue reading

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A Locally Sourced Italian Dinner With Donatelli’s

Achievement: #61. Prepare Meals Sourced from 5 Local Ethnic Stores

Throughout the year, we’ll be doing more local shopping at various ethnic stores, and then making meals from what we gather. First up, we’re starting in the comfort zone with Italian cooking. We shopped at Donatelli’s in Bloomfield; check out what we made! Continue reading

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The Baller Meatball Ball-Off: Lombardozzi’s Restaurant

Achievement: #22. Meatball Ball-Off

In this third installment of the Baller Meatball Ball-Off, we return to the site of one of our very first Achievements, Lombardozzi’s Restaurant. We remembered well the succulent balls of Lombardozzi’s; but were they truly baller enough for this ball-off? Read on to find out. Continue reading

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Run, Don’t Walk, To Cafe Sam!

Achievement: #92. Cafe Sam

In which we take a long-overdue trip to Cafe Sam, a lovely little restaurant located on the cusp of Shadyside and Bloomfield. In our humble opinion, this place is a gem — read on to see why. Continue reading

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Blogger Dinner @ #Sausalido

Achievement: #76. Pittsburgh Restaurant Week (Summer)

Tuesday of Restaurant Week brought one of our favorite events: the blogger dinner! Even better? This season’s dinner was held at our favorite Bloomfield restaurant, Sausalido! Read on for some world-rocking appetizers! 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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Bloomfield Sandwich Shop: Not Just For Breakfast

Achievement: #2. Lunch at Bloomfield Sandwich Shop

You know those annoying Olive Garden commercials that say, “When you’re here, you’re family!”? They annoy me because, despite any wonderful service I may have received at a local Olive Garden restaurant, I can’t say I’ve ever felt like family. … Continue reading

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