Here's a taste of my work these past 15+ years. I've written and edited for numerous outlets, and played a pivotal role in two digital startups, Restaurant Intelligence Agency and Restaurant Guru. I've also published two books, and I've launched and hosted two podcasts. I like doing things in pairs, apparently.
My bylines have appeared in Travel + Leisure, Thrillist, Eater National, The Oklahoman, WDW Magazine, TripSavvy, AAA Magazine, Zagat, KOA, Brand USA, Daily Candy, Tasting Table, Saveur, Red Tricycle, Serious Eats, and many more. I've also done extensive copywriting for everything from Kimpton hotels to Second City. My first book, The Hunt Guides: Chicago, was published in 2016, followed by Unique Eats & Eateries of Chicago in 2017. In 2019, my husband Brad and I launched our podcast, Parklandia, with iHeartRadio, focusing on national parks and life in our RV. In 2020, we went independent with Hello Ranger, a comprehensive blog, podcast, and social app about national parks and the diverse communities they unite.
It is always a pleasure to work with Matt on assignments. He is approachable, thorough, reliable and extremely professional. Matt is consistently on the pulse of the latest trends and my clients are thrilled to be included in his work. As a publicist, Matt is a go-to journalist for food, cocktail and lifestyle pitches.
Susie Riskind, CEO, RR Public Relations, Inc.
I've been lucky enough to work with Matt Kiroauc for more than five years, and have gotten to know him both personally and professionally. Not only is he a gifted writer and reporter, but he's one of the most creative people I know. As busy as he is, he always makes time to take on whatever project we send his way, and delivers stories that go above and beyond what's expected. A passionate fellow foodie, Matt is also an ideal dining companion!
Liz Grossman, Managing Editor, Plate magazine
Michelle Banovic, Director of Public Relations
Kimpton Hotels & Restruants
Over the past three years, I don’t think there has been a single email, phone call or text that Matt has left unanswered. He is as reliable as he is creative, thoughtful and addictively funny. His passion for food and writing shine through in each of his pieces. He has many Kimpton fans, but I like to consider myself the biggest one!