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Brian Conway

Brian Conway is a freelance enterprise reporter based in Pittsburgh's South Side. He is a member-owner and communications manager at the Work Hard Pittsburgh digital media cooperative.

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Stones in the Steel City: A history of the Rolling Stones in Pittsburgh

By Brian Conway / September 27, 2021

From Danceland in West View to the Igloo, we take a look at when and where the Rolling Stones have performed in Pittsburgh. 

dog-friendly breweries

🐾 A guide to dog-friendly breweries in Pittsburgh

By Brian Conway / June 4, 2021

Our faithful four-legged friends rode out quarantine nestled next us, from the halcyon days of sourdough starters through the long, dark, interminable cold of Pittsburgh winter. And now that we’re vaccinated, the plan is to leave them, home alone, while we sip IPAs in the sun? Better yet, take Fido along: here’s a list of Pittsburgh breweries with dog-friendly outdoor spaces.

new Pittsburgh food trucks

Five new Pittsburgh food trucks you need to try

By Brian Conway / May 20, 2021

Pittsburgh’s food trucks are proliferating this spring, popping up at area festivals, business parks and breweries throughout the city and suburbs to bring a world of food options to hungry lunch and dinner-goers looking for something new and delicious. Here are five new Pittsburgh food trucks whose unveiling you may have missed this past year.

Pittsburgh breweries with outdoor seating

UPDATED! Pittsburgh Breweries with outdoor seating for spring

By Brian Conway / April 9, 2021

With the weather sort of warming up, well warm enough to start to spend more time outdoors, several local breweries have opened or added outdoor seating so that you can stop by for a socially distant beer and some food.

documentaries about Pittsburgh

9 documentaries about Pittsburgh history

By Brian Conway / March 5, 2021

From punk music in the ‘80s to a documentary about the polio vaccine, there is a lot of local history to watch

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A Pittsburgh organization helps nonprofit turn snorkel gear into PPE

By Brian Conway / June 1, 2020 is converting snorkel gear into PPE for health care workers. Thanks to a donation from RK Mellon Foundation, more masks are coming to Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh SXSW

Meet the Pittsburgh startups and artists that were headed to SXSW

By Brian Conway / March 20, 2020

Learn more about which Pittsburghers were headed to SXSW and why they should be on your radar.

Step inside the ring of the Keystone State Wrestling Alliance (KSWA)

By Brian Conway / February 18, 2020

The Keystone State Wrestling Alliance has been bringing pro wrestling to Pittsburgh neighborhoods for 20 years. Meet the owner, wrestlers, and fans who make the magic happen.

Empire State Building Steel

The Empire State Building is anchored by Pittsburgh steel

By Brian Conway / February 13, 2020

A historical look at how Pittsburgh’s Homestead Steel Works was tapped to helped build some of the most significant works of 20th century architecture.

Guide to making a charitable donation

By Brian Conway / December 19, 2019

In the giving spirit this holiday season? Here are four quick tips on ‘what to know before you donate’ to local (or national) charities.