Justin Eats is a food, dining and travel blog, as well as the foodly alter ego of me, published freelance writer and former Phoenix Magazine dining critic, Justin Lee. Based in Phoenix, AZ, I’m also a marketing director, hospitality industry veteran, photographer, and imperfect home cook pulled by experiences that taste good. Besides a brief and embarrassingly unsuccessful academic stint in New York City back in 2002, and extensive travels since, I’ve spent the majority of my life in the Phoenix area. It is an outpost I wholeheartedly love and loathe with equal bias.
My freelance writing and partnership efforts, featured in:
Phoenix Magazine (dining critic 2014-2015), Modern Luxury Scottsdale, JAVA Magazine, Bite Magazine, Phoenix Home & Garden Magazine, Phaidon Press, Downtown Phoenix Journal, Time Inc.’s Extra Crispy, and 944 Magazine.
This blog exists as the continued convergence of my adult life’s background and primary passions: writing, travel, and food. It’s really nice to meet you.
Justin Eats in the news:
- Local Food Instagrams We Love, Phoenix Magazine, 2021
- Food Blog Review: Reading Justin Eats, Phoenix New Times, 2009
- Ten Instagram-ers for the Phoenix Food Lover to Follow, Phoenix New Times, 2012
- Best Food Blog – Justin Eats, Phoenix Magazine’s “Best of the Valley” 2013
Personal Disclaimer/ Site Information:
JustinEats.com is a private endeavor and a personal hobby. It is also a continual work in progress. Unless otherwise noted, all restaurants, businesses and or products reviewed or featured on this website are based solely on my own personal preferences and election. Any and all relevant press or media submissions are subjected to my own personal editorial review, and I will always disclose when particular experiences and or products were offered free of charge.
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