Meet the Editorial Team
- Dmitry Lumpov
CEO/Editor-in-Chief. Born in Latvia, where multinational cuisine is a part of every family. Having roots from Central Asia deeply influenced his view on taste of homemade and natural food - he believes great food comes from fresh seasonal ingredients, and meals can be simple and yet extremely tasty. Nowadays, he snacks seven times a day as finishing his baby's food, and closes the day with a full dinner with a glass of Pinot Noir. He thinks food is crucial part in the well being of human life, and also dinner is a good time to form relationship. Dmitry enjoys cooking at home, but also has a passion to explore new restaurants with unique ambiance and menus.
- Tricia Barba
Managing Editor Tricia is a native Washingtonian, born and raised in Columbia Heights. She loves DC so much that she was only able to leave the city for one year after college and immediately came running back. She’s lived in Navy Yard for the last three years and is excited to see all the new restaurants finally moving into the neighborhood.Tricia works in PR during the day, and spends her nights trying out new restaurants in DC with friends or watching The Good Wife, Scandal, Bones and Grey’s Anatomy. A couple of years ago Tricia decided to eat at all of the 100 Very Best Restaurants until she realized she would be old and broke by the time she finished. Unfortunately, part of that fate might still come true due to her obsession with Uber.
Writer. Amanda is a Registered Dietitian who enjoys teaching people about food and nutrition. Amanda loves cooking with seasonal and local produce, and then eating it too. She also makes her poor lucky husband eat lots of vegetables for breakfast lunch and dinner. When not eating fruits and vegetables she can be found eating pizza, grilled cheese, ice cream, chocolate cake, chocolate chip cookies and most importantly drinking beer. Amanda has been a guest chef at several Farmers Markets in D.C. where she scared people away by giving them a carrot stick and a piece of lettuce.
Jaclyn & Dan Jecha
Writer/Photographer. Jackie was born and raised in Milwaukee and Dan was born and raised in Atlanta. They met in high school after Dan's family moved to the land of beer and cheese and they've been together ever since. They are the perfect mix of north and south. Together, they have driven hours to get good BBQ and bourbon. To celebrate a wedding anniversary, they even took a whole-hog butchering class together. (How romantic!) By day, Jackie is a museum educator and Dan is an art director. By night, you can find them testing new recipes or planning their next foodie adventure.
Photographer. One word: brunch.If she's not eyeing your food from afar, you will most likely find her sampling foods at the nearest open markets or sipping a vanilla latte at the neighborhood cafe.Jenn is a photographer from Los Angeles, CA with a love of food, art and atmosphere. Her urban and industrial style mixed with her gypsy-like personality makes for some great photos. Throw in a cute, spunky toddler, and you've got a interesting combination!From farm to market to table, she will be there capturing it all. See you at the next delicious spot!
Writer. Joanna is absolutely obsessed with all things food. Since moving to D.C. in 2011, she has been eating her way around the District and surrounding suburbs in search of delicious meals and interesting snacks. Anything she hasn’t had before becomes a must-try, menus are scoured far in advance, and any unfamiliar ingredient or dish is subjected to extensive internet research. After years of reading an embarrassing number of food blogs every day, she decided to find her own little corner of the internet and get cooking. She couldn't possibly pick a favorite food – to eat or cook – there’s just too much good stuff.