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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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March Coffee Talk: Arriviste Coffee Bar

Achievement: #78. Monthly Coffeeshop Feature

As we continue our post-California catch-up, we return for the (belated) March report on a coffeeshop in or around Pittsburgh. For our third entry, we stopped in at a newer place in Shadyside called Arriviste. Have a peek inside! Continue reading

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Pizza-lympics: Pizza Perfectta Puts Down A Solid Routine

Achievement: #52. Pizza-lympics

Still looking out for a lunch spot while on the run? Let us take you somewhere. For round 3 of our 8-part pizza challenge, we stopped by Pizza Perfectta in Shadyside for a walk-up slice. 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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Eat At Up! Modern Kitchen

Achievement: #76. Pittsburgh Restaurant Week (Summer)

Thursday of Restaurant Week brought us to a Shadyside location we’ve been meaning to check out: Up! Modern Kitchen. Between the wine pairings, perfectly braised octopus, and a quite notable caponata, we really enjoyed ourselves. We hope you will, too! Continue reading


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Around The World In Dining: French Cuisine At Brasserie 33

Achievement: #42. 5 Different Ethnic Dinners

We finally completed our ethnic dinner Achievement a few nights ago, with a foray into French cuisine. I’ve had French cuisine before, and I had been hoping to take Michael to this fabulous little French place near Ohiopyle called Chez … Continue reading

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