My name is Melanie and I’m a Southern girl transplanted to a bustling West Coast world. I was born and raised in Raleigh, NC and sweet tea, ACC basketball fever and oso-good-artery-clogging food runs through my blood.

After I graduated college, I started my first job and hopped coasts, moving to San Francisco, CA with my now-husband and on-call taste-tester, Martin. Life out here has been great fun, we’ve met amazing people and seen amazing places I might never have seen if I hadn’t left my roots behind. We’ve also eaten a lot of different kinds of delicious food out here, but not much beats a Bojangles biscuit, Eastern NC barbecue (those who know, know there’s nothing else like it in the world!) and a nice batch of fried okra.

I’m always up for meeting new people and trying new things, so feel free to email me at [at] gmail [dot] com if you think there’s something I’m missing out on or if you’re a North Carolina ex-pat who wants to commiserate over the loss of 10pm Goodberrys runs and sweet tea done right.