Each week, we’ll be highlighting individual winners from Best of Our Valley 2018, who share their advice, insights and thoughts on what it means to be a part of this exclusive list.
The Best of spotlight is on Diana Brandt of @AZFoodie, who claimed Best Food Feed on Instagram. Congrats, Diana!
AFM: In a brief 2-3 sentences, please tell us a little bit about you & AZ Foodie —
Diana Brandt (DB:) Arizona Foodie started when Diana Brandt wanted to create a space on social media to share food pictures of all the amazing restaurants coming onto the scene 4 years ago. What started as a small food community of like minded food loving Arizonians, quickly grew into what it is today. Arizona Foodie is still a great place to find restaurant recommendations but is also great for finding food events, travel information, food products and so much more. It’ll always be a place where Diana gets to learn about new places to try and is able to share her favorites as well.
AFM: What does it mean to you to be a Best of Our Valley winner?
DB: It’s always so humbling to be recognized for anything because I’m just a girl that eats food and Arizona Foodie was just a place where I posted pictures of food. To win a Best of Our Valley title is amazing and let’s me know that people really love what I’m doing and who I’m supporting!
AFM: In your opinion, what is the best part about being the Best of Our Valley’s Best Food Feed on Instagram?
DB: Knowing that people love what I’m posting. I really want to showcase all that Arizona and more has to offer when it comes to food and it helps that my followers are enjoying it as much as I am. It shows that they are excited about the food scene too and how it’s growing.
AFM: How do you put your “best” foot forward every day?
DB: Sometimes it’s a conscious effort of making sure that I put my best foot forward because we all have ‘those’ days but for the most part, my ‘job’ as Arizona Foodie is a dream ‘job.’ Everyday I get to go eat and take pictures of delicious food, I get to go to amazing events with some of the best people, I have made some of my strongest relationships through the people I’ve met doing this ‘job’ and I get to travel to cities and take foodcations. Being Arizona Foodie makes it pretty easy to put my best food forward every day!
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