Food and Culture Editor
Pittsburgh journalist and communicator Rossilynne Culgan became The Incline's Food and Culture Editor on June 19, 2017.
“I’m thrilled to bring food and culture coverage to The Incline, which has already established itself as a fresh voice in Pittsburgh less than a year since its launch,” Rossilynne said. “In a time when Pittsburgh’s food scene is in the national spotlight, I’m eager to tell new and untold stories about my hometown and favorite city.”
In this role, you can expect more than just stories about restaurants opening and reviews from Rossilynne. She’ll tackle the intersection of news and culture in the city and help you navigate the food and drink scene. As The Incline’s food and culture editor, she’ll work with freelance writers in Pittsburgh eager to tell those stories (more on how to pitch her later). On the weekends, Rossilynne will edit the site and run The Incline’s social media.
“Rossilynne brings to The Incline a sincere love of Pittsburgh and an eager vision for the food and culture writing the city craves and deserves,” Editor Lexi Belculfine said. “I’ve admired Rossilynne’s artful storytelling and leadership since working with her at The Daily Collegian. Here at The Incline, we could not be more happy that she’s joining our team and significantly expanding The Incline’s coverage area.”
If you’ve kept up with Pittsburgh’s food and culture coverage, you’ve probably read something that Rossilynne wrote. She served as a freelance writer for Thrillist, documenting Pittsburgh’s restaurant scene, and as the Pittsburgh expert at About.com, producing everything from neighborhood guides to theater reviews.
The Incline took note of Rossilynne’s expertise early on, naming her to our inaugural Who’s Next class and celebrating that group of Pittsburgh communicators at our launch party in November. (Check out her masterful participation in our mannequin challenge that night at 0:44 seconds.)
For the past three years, Rossilynne has worked in marketing at the Carnegie Science Center, as an assistant director of marketing and marketing communications manager, where she focused her strengths at the Chevron Center for STEM Education and Career Development and on developing a voice for the museum on social media. Before that, Rossilynne was a reporter for the Tribune-Review, covering everything from crime to education and local government, and editor-in-chief of The Daily Collegian while she was a student at Penn State University. She currently serves as the president of the Collegian’s Alumni Interest Group and is a member of the Women’s Press Club of Pittsburgh, for which she built a website and social media presence.
Rossilynne and her husband Shane live in the Strip District.
“They didn’t just throw up a bunch of subway tile and some reclaimed wood.”
River boosters are dreaming of snacks, ice cream and dinners with a view of the water.
Blank’s goals: Comfortable, well-fitting size-inclusive shirts, made in the U.S.
Seen at Pittsburgh-area retailers: Jack-o-lanterns, pumpkin muffins, Thanksgiving turkeys … and even Santa.
You don’t have to bring linen tablecloths, silk flowers and croque monsieur — but you can!
Will it fly?! Will it float?! You gotta find out.
More space has to mean more cookie butter, right?
Hello, Superior Motors. See you never, South Shore Bar Louie.
The Erie-native competed against four other brine drinkers at the Pittsburgh pickle festival on the Roberto Clemente Bridge.
The 2017 farm share program is sold out, but you can get on the 2018 waiting list now.
Eat pickle ice cream. Get a pickle pin. Go to the pickle juice drinking contest.
It’s a big Keystone State. There are a surprising amount of Roy Rogers-es.
“or, The Whale” opens Downtown next month, with a menu so sustainable it’s “down to knowing the names of the captains of the boats.”
The library is challenging Pittsburghers to read 180,000 books by Aug. 31.
Three local artists created the custom-designed postcards, encouraging handwritten notes.
It’s going to stop raining soon. We promise.
Three years coming, the Braddock restaurant opens this week.
The Pittsburgh amusement park hosts about six weddings each year.
“Follow your heart kid, and you’ll never go wrong” … especially when it leads you to these cocktails.
“Tipping has proven discriminatory against people of color and women. … I didn’t want to be complicit anymore,” chef and owner Sonja Finn said.