About Me


jess mayhughJess Mayhugh is a Cities Editor for Thrillist, where she covers food, drink, and travel in nearly a dozen regions throughout the country. Previously, she has worked or written for Smithsonian magazine, Baltimore magazine, Inc. magazine, All About Beer, Serious Eats, and many other lifestyle publications. Jess’ work has been lauded by 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’s a proud graduate of the University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism, the Emerging Media master’s program at Loyola University, and is an adjunct professor at Towson University.

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

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