When I started this blog in 2011, I was looking for a creative outlet, but honestly, I was searching for an escape from a life that I couldn’t quite navigate. For 5 years, this blog has been a launchpad, catapulting me into a new friendships, opportunities, connections and eventual self-love that I could have never known without listening to my inner voice … “you should start a blog”.

With honest words (and writing when it felt natural), I poured my views on food, dishes and the Richmond food scene into words and shitty photos onto a simple WordPress site. More so, I unfiltered my connection to food during unhappy and happy relationships, on some of my darkest days and poured it out during phases of rebuilding.

During Grub Like a Girl’s literal 5 year span, my life has changed drastically into something that is no longer reflective of the starts of this lovely blog. We’re only fooling ourselves if we think relationships, people, jobs and our creative outlets will remain the same, regardless of life shifts. We are constantly changing, change with it!

As my journey now veers down a different course, I am content and yeah, a little sentimental that this new shift, full of open doors, is my exit queue for Grub Like a Girl.

A door opens, this one must shut.

It’s been an amazing path to travel down – I’ve met some amazing lifelong friends through writing about food, I’ve grown thick skin with a few stinging comments and I’ve had the opportunity to be a bystander and witness the beautiful transformation of this food scene and all the amazing people behind it (servers, parking attendants, hostesses, brewers, chefs, bartenders, bussers – I’m talking to YOU).

To all who have read, commented and uplifted my growth (without even knowing), thank you.

To the next chapter…







2 thoughts on “AN ENDING. A BEGINNING.

  1. Shakir says:

    Congratulations on a wonderful 5 years of Grub Like A Girl, Bethany. I’m really going to miss your well thought out lists, and honest reviews of RVA’s now nationally recognized dining scene. GLAG was a labor of love, and self-discovery. What I really admired about it was the amount of, transparency and vulnerability that you displayed in some of your posts. The thought of being that forthright with my readers, frankly, frightens me. I learned a lot from your writings. Thanks for sharing life in Richmond through your glasses. Next beer’s on me.


  2. Liz @ I Heart Vegetables says:

    I’ve loved reading your blog over the years! I was still pretty new to RVA when I discovered your blog and it made me even more obsessed with the local food scene 🙂 I love your writing style and I can’t wait to see what the next part of your adventure will be!


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