Allow me to introduce myself ... (📸: Ryan Loew)
Hey there! I’m Francesca Dabecco, a lifelong Pittsburgher and the new writer behind your favorite Pittsburgh newsletter, and I wanted to take a moment to introduce myself. So here goes …
What made you decide to join The Incline team?
I am a writer with an endless curiosity for my city and the people and places that make it so special. I can’t think of anything better than bringing those stories straight to your inbox every morning.
What makes The Incline special?
When The Incline readers open their email, it’s like they are getting a letter from their neighbor, updating them on all the who’s who and what’s what in the ‘Burgh.
We are living in a time where we can feel really detached from our communities, and I think it is pretty invaluable to have a place where people come to feel more connected to their neighbors. There’s a lot of hope in that.
What are you celebrating in your life right now?
This job, of course! And my loved ones getting vaccinated. My 95-year-old grandma got her COVID-19 vaccine at PNC Park, and I think that’s worth raising the Jolly Roger for.
What local business do you think deserves a shoutout (and why)?
Adda Coffee and Tea House because I have never met a more intentional business owner than Sukanta Nag. Everything Adda does is with a focus on conversation, community, and connection. When the pandemic began, Sukanta made sure his team was taken care of by giving them new roles to keep them on payroll. Since then, he has grown Adda to support local small businesses through its Adda Bazaar community shop, as well as partnered with local organizations to fight food insecurities and so much more. Plus, they have a Sunday Showcase Series, a weekly livestream that features Pittsburgh musicians and supports local charities.
➡️ Here’s more about me, and now I want to hear about you! What stories do you want to read here? Hit reply and let me know.