Welcome to Eats & Streets, sit wherever you’d like and stay awhile.


I’m Melanie, and I’m currently eating my way through New England (West Hartford, Connecticut, specifically).

My food journey and love for travel sprouted while living in Atlanta, GA. Most people know Atlanta for it’s rappers, peaches and hellish travel, but the foodie metropolis opened my eyes to an array of culinary cuisines and diverse people. I also fully appreciated the fact that you can fly almost any where direct via Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International airport (cha-ching!).

I started East & Streets to document my food and overall adventures when I moved to Milwaukee in 2016 and began traveling a lot for work (and for play). Life has a funny way of working out as I relocated again in 2018 to Connecticut, thus marking this the fifth state I’ve resided in along with Illinois (born, not raised), Tennessee (hey y’all), Georgia (Rise up!) and, of course, Wisconsin (say cheese).

I like to live well, travel often, and I never forget to eat. I am a proud dog mom. I believe arts & crafts are good for the soul, and that one can never have too much champagne.

Thank you so much for reading – cheers!