Based in the Pacific Northwest, Daily Blender was launched in 2008 as a niche destination for restaurant business news and features from an insider’s perspective, including exclusive interviews with industry leaders and coverage of high-profile food, wine, and spirits events.
In 2013, Daily Blender expanded to incorporate additional lifestyle coverage, including travel and cultural features.
Our content has been featured across the web over the years, including Google News, CNN, the Travel Channel, Mother Jones, Harper’s Magazine, The Independent, the Huffington Post, Feast, Grub Street, Serious Eats, Eater, Great Chefs, The Daily Meal, OpenTable, and FoodBuzz. Our readers are local, national, and international.
Daily Blender Contributors
Jennifer Heigl is a writer, photographer, and entrepreneur originally from the Midwest. She is the former co-owner of Zen Kitchen Catering, an award-winning organic catering company in Portland, Oregon, and the author of Career Diary of a Caterer (GGC Publishing, Inc, 2007), a 30-day-in-the-life account of running a catering business. She has been a contributor to Delta Sky, Northwest Palate, and The Writer magazines, as well as online at BBC.com Travel, Accidental Hedonist, Societe Perrier, BootsNAll, Focus Organic, Super Chef, Must Have Menus, and the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reader blogs.
With her experience, Jennifer has also participated as a guest judge for both culinary and cocktail competitions, working with the National Pear Bureau, Foster Farms, the Maui County Agricultural Festival, the Northwest Food and Wine Festival, and the Northwest Spirits and Mixology Show. She has been featured behind the bar for “Jim & Rocky’s Barback Pro-Am”, offered up her Portland “Best Evers” for Google HotPot, and profiled as a Thursday Thirsty Girl.
Photo © Jackie Baisa / Baisa Fotograferie
Kat Vetrano is a freelance writer originally from northern California. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Portland State University, where she was a member of the Portland State Vanguard staff. A food fan at heart, Kat writes regularly for Serious Eats and Thrillist Portland, and has previously contributed to on Twitter and read more of her food musings at her blog, Early Girl., Willamette Week, and the Oregonian’s MIX magazine. You can follow her
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