Jess Mayhugh is the managing editor at Eater & Punch, where she oversees packages covering the national food and drink landscape. Previously, she has worked for Thrillist, Smithsonian magazine, Baltimore magazine, Inc. magazine, All About Beer, Serious Eats, and other lifestyle publications.

Her editorial work has been lauded by the James Beard Foundation, Folio, and the City and Regional Magazine Association — and her podcast, Buzzed in Baltimore, was nominated by The Baltimore Sun for best use of audio. She is a proud graduate of the University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism, the Emerging Media master’s program at Loyola University, and has taught digital publishing at Towson University.

Born and raised in Baltimore, Jess has been excited to watch the city become a bona fide food and drink destination. She prefers her crab cakes broiled, her Boulevardiers with rye whiskey, and will challenge anyone to name a more beautiful ballpark than Camden Yards.

Email her for writing or teaching opportunities at jessmayhugh@gmail.com.