ABOUT OFF THE EATEN PATH
Welcome to Off the Eaten Path! I’m so happy you’re here.
I’m Chrissie, a public defender by day and a blogger by night.
I started Off the Eaten Path six months after I moved to Charlotte because I wanted to get out and explore my new city. What’s a better way to explore a city through its local food and drink right?
With the addition of recipes, other adventures, and a few trips out of town, almost four years later, you’ll still find me eating and drinking my way through Charlotte (and annoying my husband by taking pictures of his food before he gets to dig in).
I’ve called the Queen City home for the past four years. Originally from a suburb of Washington, DC, I found my way to Charlotte by way of Appleton, Wisconsin (for college) and Madison, Wisconsin, (for law school, Go Badgers!). When I first moved to Charlotte (for a 10 week internship in the summer of 2011), I told all of my friends I was moving near the beach (false). But I do like that we get the choice of the beach or the mountains for weekend getaways whenever we want.
I am a public defender and I love my job. I work with an incredible group of passionate, dedicated, awesome people.
I started blogging because I loved taking photos of my food (ha, that’s actually not true, but it’s really cool to see how my photography has improved in four years). I started blogging because I love to write and wanted a hobby. I never thought anyone besides my mom would actually read my blog (Hi, Mom!). Blogging was something I did (and still do) for me (although I am amazed by all cool people I’ve met and all of the doors that have opened through my little corner of the Internet).
Speaking of doors, I am a freelance writer for Creative Loafing Charlotte, Charlotte Agenda, and the Charlotte Regional Visitor’s Authority. I am I am also one of the coordinators for Charlotte Food Bloggers, an awesome group of local bloggers here in the Queen City.
I live in Steele Creek with my husband, AJ, (we got married during Hurricane Matthew in October 2016) and our four cats (yes, you read that right, four!).
I love red wine, road trips, Mexican food, the beach, reality TV, local breweries, the Green Bay Packers and cheese. Last year, AJ convinced me to start going to Crossfit, which I balance with a healthy amount of donuts. I know all of the lyrics to Love Shack. And I am on an ongoing quest to find the best pizza in Charlotte.