Emily Catalano, founder: Emily launched Good Food Pittsburgh in 2014 as a way to share all of the good food news that her hometown had to offer. She also runs Highly Social Media, a content marketing and public relations company that works with clients in the food and hospitality industries, and the Pittsburgh Food Swap, a seasonal event where home chefs can swap and share their homemade goods. When not working, writing, or eating her way through town, she can usually be found in the kitchen, cooking, canning and baking treats. Before starting her own company in 2011, Emily was a newspaper reporter in Philadelphia and a television reporter in North Dakota.
Favorite restaurant: Gaucho Parilla Argentina
Favorite neighborhood: The Strip District
Favorite ice cream shop: Sarris Candies
Favorite Pittsburgh bite: Pierogies at the Butterjoint
Dream Pittsburgh dinner party: Sally Wiggin, Rick Sebak, Bill Peduto and Francisco Cervelli
Madeline Quigley, lead writer.
Madeline is a Pittsburgh native that’s been hungry for food and adventure since the fateful moment she had her first plate of pasta in Italy. While she is a firm believer in the fact Pittsburgh is the greatest city on earth (and blogs about it often), her passion lies in travel, and she is always dreaming and scheming of her next destination.
Favorite restaurant: Bae Bae’s Kitchen
Favorite bar: Mixtape or Tina’s
Favorite coffee shop: still looking for the perfect one
Favorite place to take an out-of-town guest: Bitter Ends Garden
Favorite neighborhood: Northside
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