Kelsey Swintek

Kelsey Swintek is a writer living in the East End. She publishes a weekly newsletter, where she writes about musings, shares her photography and renders occasional epiphanies. You can find her on a long walk with her dog, Fala, or with an IC Light at Kelly’s in East Liberty.

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A guide to getting fresh pasta in Pittsburgh

By Kelsey Swintek / October 12, 2022

Shop local for artisanal pasta at one of these businesses.

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Top 412: Pittsburgh’s Best Irish Bars

By Kelsey Swintek / October 10, 2022

We’ve assembled a list of our favorite Irish pubs in Pittsburgh, so you can celebrate the culture of the Emerald Isle.

Best local florists in Pittsburgh

A guide to the best local florists in Pittsburgh

By Kelsey Swintek / May 1, 2022

Here’s where to get bright booms from local florist shops in the city.

Chef Keyla Nogueira brings Brazilian home cooking to Highland Park

By Kelsey Swintek / March 28, 2022

At Casa Brasil in Highland Park, the menu features Brazilian home cooking staples with plenty of gluten-free and vegetarian/vegan-friendly options.

A Guide to the Best Vintage Stores in Pittsburgh

By Kelsey Swintek / December 15, 2021

We’ve got the best vintage shops, grouped by neighborhood.

Tailgate Tales – people, practices make a Steelers game unique

By Kelsey Swintek / December 8, 2021

From Yinzer burgers to Father Paul, this tailgate is like no other in the league.

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All of the Pittsburgh dive bars you need to visit

By Kelsey Swintek / July 9, 2021

From a dive bar where the walls are dripping, yes dripping, with holiday decor to a dive bar with a nice women’s bathroom, here are some of the Pittsburgh institutions you should know about. 

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Is your porch ready for porch season in Pittsburgh?

By Kelsey Swintek / May 7, 2021

Everything you need to host your next Pittsburgh porch party