Our little corner of the internet has come a long way in four years. Slice of Jess originally served as a simple recipe platform, yet has morphed into a full culinary and travel resource for readers near and far. It’s been a grand ride, and I feel grateful each and every day.
Who knew Sweet Potato Jalapeño Hash and Eggs would eventually lead us to the recipes we are creating today.
I pushed “publish” for the first time on June 1, 2014. After many conversations with my husband about not remembering the exact ingredients for certain dishes, he surprised me with a WordPress account. To start, I plugged in my favorite creations for archive purposes mainly. Eventually, that library slowly transitioned into a blog that included photography and a short story with each post. I then started my own social media accounts and the rest is history. If we’re not already friends on Instagram, find my account here!
My adventures as Slice Of Jess have solidified Charlotte as my forever home.
We moved to the East Coast on our own with no family or friends in sight (except our Boston terrier and rescue cat). Not only have I been able to explore the Carolinas through my blog, but I’ve met some of the most amazing individuals along the way (who have become some of my closest friends). Getting to know my local community (video alert) and sharing our experiences here is a dream come true.
Some pretty cool things have happend over the years: I became a regular contributor on some local news channels and my website has had it’s debut in few magazines. I now attend a handful of travel trips per year and I was even recognized by Zagat as #9 in the United States for their 2017 Foodie Awards.
Fast forward four years and I now fill my days with freelance writing, photography, restaurant consulting and social media services. If you’re reading this and want to work together, shoot me an email and let’s chat! Personal Note: I am not an influencer (I can’t stand that word). I’m just a food-loving gal sharing her recipes, restaurant and travel guides + everyday shenanigans online.
If you’re a new visitor – welcome to my blog (and thank you so much for stopping by)! My name is Jess and I live in the Lake Norman suburb of Charlotte with my husband Brandon, son Dylan, Dog Penny, Cat King Ramzy and we have another baby boy on the way. I’d love to get to know you better, feel free to shoot me an email with any questions you might have, suggestions on posts you’d like to read or simply to say hello!
To celebrate my blog’s four year milestone, I’ve partnered with some of my favorite establishments for a giveaway extravaganza!
Starting June 1, 2018, I will be announcing giveaways through my Instagram account for the restaurants and breweries listed below. THANK YOU for your support as a reader, fellow blogger, restaurant owner and/or friend. I appreciate you in more ways than I can possibly explain in words. Thank you again (and again… and again).
Make sure to follow us @SliceOfJess so you don’t miss out on any of the fun!
Angeline’s – one $150 gift card
The Asbury – one $100 gift card
BLT Steak – one $100 gift card
Chopt Salad – $75 worth of gift cards
The Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar – one $50 gift card
Crepe Cellar – one $50 gift card
Fran’s Filling Station – one $50 gift card
Haberdish – one $50 gift card
Legion Brewing – one $50 gift card + beer growler
Mama Ricottas – one $50 gift card
Midwood Smokehouse – one $50 gift card
Pacos Tacos + Tequila – one $50 gift card
Suarez Bakery – one $50 gift card
Vivace – one $50 gift card
Yafo Kitchen – one $50 gift card
(Stay tuned for updates, as we’re still adding more to the list!!)