Featured Tastemaker of the Week

Featured Tastemaker

Meet Aletta: Former Flight Attendant, Current Student & Food Adventuress

Username: @alettabrandle

Location: San Francisco, CA

Interests: Trying new restaurants, road trips, digital marketing

Aletta’s life is an Instagrammer’s dream. Before making the move to San Francisco, Aletta worked as a flight attendant for Air Canada, where she ate her way across the world. From Hawaii to Edinburgh, she ensured she tried something new at every destination. She recounts many adventures with her flight crew, with the most memorable one being the time they got stuck in Mexico due to an aircraft issue.

“It was the most spontaneous trip, the flight got cancelled and we had no clothing for the Mexican heat. They ended up putting us in a beautiful hotel along the beach. My crew and I had such an amazing time and really lived life to the fullest for those 24 hours. Not to mention, it was one of my last flights before I left to start my Masters degree.”

Thanks to all her travels, Aletta has become an expert epicurean in all types of cuisine – making her the ultimate insider on the best eats and drinks.

“I leave no local business untried so I’m the go-to person for recommendations when my friends are looking for something fun to do or yummy to eat! The areas I know well include San Francisco, Toronto, Barbados and Montreal!”

Now as an intern for Yelp, she’s always first in the foodie scene – exploring new trends and openings before most people have discovered them.

“My favorite Decks I have created are NorCal Breweries and North Bay California. Sure, there’s an abundance of great wineries in Northern California, but hey, we need to recognize the good beer, too. Also, keep your eyes peeled for all the cideries popping up in Northern California…they are a huge hit right now!”

On her foodie bucket list this year are more unique local food experiences such as speakeasies and food trucks.

“I can’t tell you where they are, or I’d have to kill you 😛 Also, I have yet to make it to the Fort Mason food truck park and boy, do I love food trucks!”

She also has a separate travel bucket that includes a trip down to Southern California – from Palm Springs, San Diego to Tijuana.

“I love a good road trip and being new to California I want to take advantage of my surroundings (including the proximity to the Mexican border). I’ll make sure to hit up all the “instagrammable” spots along the way.

We can’t wait to see more of her Decks and amazing Instagram shots!

Follow Aletta @alettabrandle to see her other great Decks!

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