Welcome to
beyondish

We bring you the best hometown dishes curated by the people who live there.

Go where the locals go.

TRUST IS
EVERYTHING

We have a relationship with every single reviewer! No group think here. When we're tipped off about a dish that has people raving, we send a real person to check it out.

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HOW DO WE DO IT?

We enlist writers, photographers, chefs, bakers, cooks, sauciers, servers, food crafts and service people – anyone who has a stake in the game. The reviews are from the heart, never paid for and always untainted. In return, our people who “dish” get the full weight of the Beyondish machine behind them. Please read their bios, follow their links, and hear their stories. We support their passion with every ounce of ours.

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WHAT'S OUR SECRET SAUCE?

Everyone has their favorite place. We ask, then we show and tell. No snark, no snob appeal. Just talk-worthy dishes and where to find them. From your neighborhood dive to that hot new downtown bistro, our appetite is as large and wide as the open road. Where have you been lately?

MEET THE TEAM

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Ken Carlton
FOUNDER & EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

Ken has driven just about every back road in America and pulled off wherever something looked good to eat. He is the author of FOOD FOR MARRIAGE and writes the "Man in the Kitchen" column for Inspirelle Paris. One of his many screenwriting credits includes a screenplay with the producers of the Oscar-winning film, "Babette's Feast." He spent many years traveling the world, writing speeches for Fortune and Time Inc. Contact Ken at ken@beyondish.com

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Lily Stern
CHIEF CREATIVE OFFICER

When not assiduously attending to the design of these very pages, Lily manages the creative direction and marketing of Beyondish. A Francophile, cook and wordsmith, Lily is a digital marketing and graphic design wizard who specializes in growing brands and scaling success. When not obsessing over food, she can usually be found exploring the various neighborhoods of New York City. Contact Lily at lily@beyondish.com

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Abby Gold
MANAGING EDITOR

Abby is the psuedonym for Beyondish's managing editor, since she can be found most nights hiding under cover and reviewing upscale restaurants for a well-known publication. She has written about food and travel in nearly as many states as Ken has driven through and can hold forth on every dish from grilled cheese to the perfect Chicago hot dog. Contact Abby at abby@beyondish.com

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Kim-Trang Blair
PHOTO EDITOR

After earning her MBA and working a dozen years in corporate America in the Silicon Valley and NYC,  Kim pivoted and pursued her dream to become a professional photographer. She now specializes in wedding and lifestyle photography. Her work has been featured internationally in multiple wedding magazines and blogs and graced the pages of several bridal fashion designers' websites. When she's not working or driving the photographic look of Beyondish, she is raising three kids under six to be positive change-makers in the world. Contact Kim at kim@beyondish.com

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Jodie Freeman
PARTNERSHIPS

When not dreaming up unexpected and unique new relationships for Beyondish, Jodie writes and photographs the mouthwatering website Chowbella. Her marketing and sales experience runs the gamut from fashion to philanthropy. She led the "Food for Thought" fundraising initiative for a local NYC school that enlisted top drawer New York chefs and helped raise millions of dollars towards education. She is a hiker, marathoner and spatchcocker of chickens. Contact Jodie at jodie@beyondish.com

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Diana Nino
EMAIL MARKETING SPECIALIST

Although most of Diana's evenings are spent scouring the web for healthy takes on classic baked goods, she can also be found reading up on new email marketing trends and ways to ensure that the absolute best, most relevant food content is reaching the readers hungriest for it. Diana's marketing expertise spans from coast to coast (literally, Miami to San Francisco to New York) and has touched on industries like tech, beauty, and education. Contact Diana at diana@beyondish.com

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Sarah Strong
EDITORIAL ASSISTANT

Sarah studied physics as an undergraduate, but has been singularly focused on food her entire life possibly owing to the fact that she and The Food Network share a birthday. She holds a Masters degree in food studies and has worked on food magazines and podcasts as well as cookbooks. In her spare time you can find her at the archery range, binge watching TV or searching for online shopping deals. Contact Sarah at sarah@beyondish.com

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Corrin Jones
SOCIAL MEDIA ASSISTANT

Corrin is a freelance journalist and graduate of Howard University. Her love for food comes from her family of bakers who specialize in crafting tasty treats. She has worked as a food writer for HU’s 101 Magazine and has published articles on politics, art, and pop culture. During her free time you can catch Corrin blogging, participating in watersport activities, and binge watching her favorite sitcoms. Contact Corrin at corrin@beyondish.com

GOT A FAVORITE DISH?

We'd love to hear about it. We welcome new reviewers with a food story to tell. Click here to Register.

JOIN US

We’re young, we’re hungry, we’re growing, and we want you to come on board. Writers, marketers, social media mavens, tech geniuses—we'd love to hear from you. For all job inquiries, please email Lily@beyondish.com.