IT ALL STARTED WHEN…
My name is Morgan Raum and I'm a born and raised Upper East Sider. I seriously cannot imagine leaving New York City. I went to NYU for my freshman year and then transferred to Barnard College, Columbia University, where I am currently a senior (!?) studying Political Science & Judaic Studies. I plan on going to business school (hopefully in NYC) a few years down the road, but for now I work part-time at Yelp as the NYC and Brooklyn marketing assistant. That means I run the @yelpnyc and @yelpbrooklyn Instagram accounts and attend Yelp Elite Events to take photos, help check people in, talk to people, etc. I also manage social media for a couple of restaurants on the UWS, and I run my own custom sneakers and design company called Sneakers By Morgan!
Hopefully I will be working a lot on this website and coming up with fun and helpful blog posts for you guys! My current projects include a Guide to Food in Tel Aviv and The Best Vodka Pasta in NYC. Please don't hesitate to contact me with requests for specific kinds of blog posts, photos, etc.
Besides all that, I love music, drawing, watching TV (Friends, 30 Rock, Gilmore Girls, etc.) and eating. My favorite foods are penne alla vodka, Margherita pizza, New England clam chowder, oysters, brie + blue cheese, artichokes, brussels sprouts, and steamed spinach. Yes, that is an odd assortment of favorite foods. Growing up, I was super picky. At restaurants I would order a hamburger with just ketchup or plain pasta with butter. Only once I started this food blog did I start experimenting and expanding my palate. As such, I've only recently tried a lot of very common food like sushi, brussels sprouts, clam chowder, pad thai...so now I'm making up for all those lost years without great food.