I’m the fun, quirky, foodie with the huge afro. Mantra: Travel, Eat. Repeat.
Burgers, pizza, ice cream and Spam. An excel sheet that started out as a way for me to keep track of my most frequented restaurants and favorite ma and pa shops, became a mission. Support local business, meet awesome people, discover great new foods. This became my thing. I wanted to tell others about the great local business that I came to know and love in my neighborhood. After about 5 years, I started to venture outside my own ‘backyard’ and into other neighborhoods, various cities all around the world. Since started BackyardBite I have travelled to such food cities as London England, Paris France, Barcelona Spain, Maui and Honolulu, Oaxaca Mexico, and Tokyo, Japan — Just to name a few.
Food became my gateway to adventure and new food discoveries, learning about different cultures, and meeting the people making a difference in the food world all the while expanding my culinary palate.
I have a passion for championing those who truly love what they do; honest to goodness people who care about their products and the people they create it for. I seek out the unpredictable and the new and the super tasty.
I hope to introduce my readers to good food and fascinating (and delicious) success stories right in their own neighborhoods — and around the world. Every neighborhood has its gems; you just have to discover them.
Welcome to Backyard Bite.
A Chicago native, she spent the last 11 years honing her culinary palate while living in Los Angeles, California. Amy currently lives and dines in Portland, Oregon.