About Me


Jess Mayhugh is the managing editor at Eater & Punch, where she helps lead packages covering the food and drink landscape around the country. Previously, she has worked or written for Thrillist, Smithsonian magazine, Baltimore magazine, Inc. magazine, Serious Eats, and 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 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 at Towson University.

Born and raised in Baltimore, she has been 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.