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.
Kelsey's Newsletter: Lucky Rigatoni
A guide to getting fresh pasta in Pittsburgh
Shop local for artisanal pasta at one of these businesses.
Top 412: Pittsburgh’s Best Irish Bars
We’ve assembled a list of our favorite Irish pubs in Pittsburgh, so you can celebrate the culture of the Emerald Isle.
A guide to the best local florists in Pittsburgh
Here’s where to get bright booms from local florist shops in the city.
Chef Keyla Nogueira brings Brazilian home cooking to Highland Park
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
We’ve got the best vintage shops, grouped by neighborhood.
Tailgate Tales – people, practices make a Steelers game unique
From Yinzer burgers to Father Paul, this tailgate is like no other in the league.
All of the Pittsburgh dive bars you need to visit
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.
Is your porch ready for porch season in Pittsburgh?
Everything you need to host your next Pittsburgh porch party