Category Archives: pittsburgh

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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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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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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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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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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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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Free Songs And Fritos: A Hartwood Acres Adventure

Achievement: #10. Hartwood Acres | #17. Make a Frito Casserole

This summer, we had the chance to take in one of a series of free concerts at Hartwood Acres in the North Hills, and we brought two special guests — our dog, Layla, and a Frito casserole! What is Frito casserole? Click to discover its wonders. Continue reading

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Finding Gems At The Hard Rock

Achievement: #55. Wildcard #2

Earlier this month, we were invited to sample a new, locally inspired test menu at Pittsburgh’s Hard Rock Cafe — and we were *very* pleased with what we found. Come have a closer look! Continue reading

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The Climb To The Top Of The Cathedral Of Learning

Achievement: #94. Climb the Cathedral Stairs

Back in the spring, we undertook a University of Pittsburgh tradition: climbing all 34 flights of stairs in its tallest building, the Cathedral of Learning! Have a look; maybe you’ll…learn something. Continue reading

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In Which We Are The Old People At Kneiss’s Miniature Golf

Achievement: #25. 2 Mini-Golfs

I’m not a fan of golf generally. If you like it — hey, neat — but it’s always felt to me like a waste of time and space, with a huge economic (not to mention gendered and racial) barrier to … Continue reading

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