Processed with VSCOcam with c1 presetHello! I’m a typical Seattlite who enjoys the outdoors, freezing out people (just kidding), all things food, bouldering with a little sport climbing, and currently trying to get back into tennis after 7 years. I also love to travel. I’m also hoping to get a corgi within the next year or so. I love plants and also a newbie gardener. I’m an amateur blogger so please don’t judge. 🙂 Feel free to follow me on some social media platforms.

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  1. September Gray says:

    Thanks for the help in choosing some outstanding restaurants in Seattle. We are visiting your area come tomorrow and your blog has been a great help. Keep up the good work and great grades at school!!!

  2. Connor says:

    Hi Melissa,

    My name is Connor and I am working for a new recommendations startup that is recruiting bloggers with great taste to provide early reviews for our product.

    I was browsing through your reviews and thought you might be a great fit. We currently have an iPhone app which we would like you to download and contribute your reviews to. In return, you would presented as a Featured Tastemaker in our app.

    If you’re interested please email me at connor (at) livestar (dot) com and we can provide more details.



  3. Catherine says:


    Bai Pai Fine Thai in Ravenna is hosting a media tasting this month and we were hoping to invite you! If you are interested, please email us back at baipaiseattle@gmail.com.


  4. Sheryl says:

    Hi Melissa!
    My name is Sheryl and I am a Casting Director for Doron Ofir Casting in Los Angeles. We are doing NATIONWIDE CASTING for Amateur Chefs and foodies for MTV’s Food School!!!! If you, or anyone you know is interested please check us out at http://www.foodschoolcasting.com, thanks!

  5. Rob Tallon says:

    Hey there. We are Mighty Ramen. We’d love for you to come to the soft launch of our pop-up restaurant on Dec. 2. We make all of our dishes and our noodles from scratch, using local ingredients whenever possible. Email me at mightyramen@gmail.com if you’re interested.

  6. Christopher Sparks says:

    Hello Melissa,

    My name is Christopher Sparks and I am a local representative in Seattle with Open Road Films and the new movie ‘Chef’.

    ‘Chef’ starring Jon Favreau, John Leguizamo, and Sofia Vergara will hit theatres in Seattle on May 16th. ‘Chef’ tells the story of Chef Carl Casper (Jon Favreau) who suddenly quits his job at a prominent Los Angeles restaurant after refusing to compromise his creative integrity for its controlling owner (Dustin Hoffman) and is left to figure out what’s next. Finding himself in Miami, he teams up with his ex-wife (Sofia Vergara), his friend (John Leguizamo) and his son to launch a food truck. Taking to the road, Chef Carl goes back to his roots to reignite his passion for the kitchen — and zest for life and love.

    In Seattle, there is a lot of thriving food trucks that are finding similar successes with their business as represented in the movie. We would like to partner with (blog/news outlet) and have you mention or feature ‘Chef’ in your publication.

    Here is a link to the website and trailer: http://chefthefilm.com/

    Here are some story ideas:
    · Is the local food truck popularity, hurting local restaurants business.

    · Local restaurants expanding are their businesses into local food trucks in Seattle (Vegan Plum Bistro, Barking Frog, Ezell’s)

    · Feature on transition from restaurant chef to becoming food truck cook in Seattle

    · Are food trucks becoming the answer during a busy lunch hour in Seattle?

    · Food trucks superior alternative than regular fast food in Seattle

    These are just a few thoughts. We of course are open to any ideas you may have as well.
    Please feel free to contact me with any questions, concerns or comments.

    Thank you,

    -Christopher Sparks
    Open Road Films

  7. Brittany Martorella says:

    Hi there!

    I work at a TV casting company in NYC called Crybaby Media. We are currently searching for food critics with outgoing personalities who are great on camera for a potential TV show.

    We are looking for food critics, ideally in their mid 20s-40s, who are experts on food and can speak eloquently about cuisine, their dining experiences, and reviewing restaurants. We want to find critics who have strong points of view on what makes a perfect meal (or what makes it terrible) and who can engagingly discuss proper dining etiquette and culinary palette.

    If this sounds like you, please send along a few lines about yourself and any video you might have of yourself doing what you do best- talking about food to casting@crybaby-media.com!

    Hope to talk soon,


  8. Paulina says:

    Hi there! I really enjoy reading your blog – Seattle’s food scene looks great. I was hoping I could ask you a question via email, would you mind sending me a note at the address provided? Thank you!

  9. Brock says:

    Hi Melissa,

    I’m working with a start-up for food bloggers in Washington called Tabelog (www.tabelog.us). They’re a subsidiary of the largest company in Japan, Tabelog.com (similar to Yelp here in the US).
    We’re bringing their annual restaurant awards to the US that are judged solely by a panel of local food bloggers (all online). The winning restaurants get a framed 2015 award and the food bloggers get an ‘official judge’ icons and related PR for their blog. We’re looking for bloggers from Washington to invite as an official judge. Is this something that you would be interested in? My contact email is awards_washington@tabelog.us.
    Thanks in advance!

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