Matt Kirouac

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Oklahoma City, OK
Robert Morris University In Chicago
LGBTQIA-owned Restaurants, Road Trip Food, Hidden Gems In Underrated Foodie Cities
  • After moving to Oklahoma City in 2020, Matt became the first gay writer to have a cover story on The Oklahoman newspaper.
  • Matt had drinks with Steven Soderbergh to interview the director about his spirits brand, Singani.
  • While working in Chicago as a food writer, Matt authored two restaurant-focused travel books.


After fortuitously stumbling into food writing while attending culinary school, Matt's always brought a behind-the-scenes knowledge to his writing about the world of restaurants, food, and cooking. He wrote in Chicago for 13 years, during which time he clocked bylines for brands like Zagat. Upon leaving Chicago in 2018 to travel full-time in an RV, he blended food writing with travel writing, showcasing restaurants in smaller markets, national parks, Disney World, and beyond. His bylines have appeared in Travel + Leisure, Thrillist, InsideHook, Conde Nast Traveler, AFAR, Plate Magazine, Eater, and numerous others.


Matt received an associate's degree in culinary arts from Robert Morris University in Chicago, which inspired him to start writing about food in addition to cooking it.
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