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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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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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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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February Coffee Talk: Commonplace Coffee

Achievement: #78. Monthly Coffeeshop Feature

Each month, we’re visiting a different coffee shop somewhere in or around Pittsburgh. This month, we checked out the Squirrel Hill location of The Commonplace Coffeehouse. Have a look! Continue reading

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January Coffee Talk: The 61c Cafe

Achievement: #78. Monthly Coffeeshop Feature

Once a month, we’re going to be checking out a different coffee shop somewhere in the Pittsburgh area. First off: the 61c Cafe, a favorite of ours for nearly two decades! Continue reading


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Pizza-lympics: Doubling Down With Aiello’s And Mineo’s

Achievement: #52. Pizza-lympics

Thus far we’ve seen a handful of contenders in this 2014 Pittsburgh Pizza-lympics, but now we’ve got our first intra-neighborhood showdown: Aiello’s vs Mineo’s. Who shall rule?! Continue reading


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Around The World In Dining: Korean Food At Green Pepper

Achievement: #42. 5 Different Ethnic Dinners

Last night, after ages and ages of indecision about dinner, we decided it was time to knock off our third ethnic dinner by trying Korean food for the first time. Yes, I know we lived in Los Angeles for a … Continue reading


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Group-On Up: The 4 Wood Grille

Achievement: #93. Use 10 Groupons or Living Socials

Wow, it’s not even the end of the first month of the year, and we’ve already used two of our Groupons or Living Social coupons! (This is mostly because we love to eat, and we are trying to save some … Continue reading

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Murray Avenue Restaurant Challenge: Silky’s Hits The Spot

Achievement: #2. Eat at every restaurant on Murray Ave

After a nice, long, CRAZY twelve-hour shift at work, what better comfort is there than… BAR FOOD! (Note: this post involves a lot of bad decisions. If you don’t like bad decisions… read on anyway, so you can learn how … Continue reading

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