Name: Kristin 
Location: Silicon Valley, Sonoma, Minneapolis

First Love: Pizza

Hobbies: Sharing restaurant favs + travel tips

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Hello, I'm Kristin! I was born and raised in Silicon Valley. When it came time to leave home for college I ventured 50 miles north to UC Berkeley. That's where I met my husband, Trevor. We still call the Bay Area home but have also set roots in Minneapolis, Minnesota. We fell head over heels for the food scene, creative culture, and nice people (but are wimps when it comes to the winter weather).

I love trying new restaurants, photographing my favorite meals, and sharing candid thoughts with fellow food lovers on the interwebs.


My 9 to 5? I work as a content strategist where I get to geek out about cool tech.

Bonus: it funds my expensive sushi outings and grocery hauls. 

On the weekends you can often find me retreating to Sonoma. In 2016, my sister Kendra and I bought a little house and have slowly but surely been making it our relaxing haven. 

About Me

@BayAreaEats began in 2012 as an Instagram account to chronicle the restaurants I went to around The San Francisco Bay Area. 


As a busy college student-athlete, I had a big appetite, curiosity to try something new, and an unwillingness to learn how to cook for myselfthe perfect recipe to eat out all the time. 

I encouraged others to share what they were eating using #BayAreaEats. Now, over 400K drool-worthy photos have been posted to the hashtag.

The photos + stories shared continue to inspire me to try different cuisines, restaurants, and recipes*. I hope the same is true for you.

* Yes, I learned how to cook for myself 

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