About Us

About Us

Eat Drink OC is a place for foodies to gather and read about the latest news and reviews in the OC Dining and Bar scene. We are made up of various contributors and you can read about each of them below:


Melodi Steinberg (Owner/Editor)

I’m Melodi! I may be Petite in size but my palate would beg to differ. Growing up my family ate out as much as 3-4 times a week so I have developed a sincere appreciation for dining out.  I love the unlimited choices, the ability to try something new, and having my glass magically refilled isn’t so bad either. I am a firm believer that everyone should eat out more often and do less dishes.

I also have 3 young children and enjoy taking them out to eat as well.  I feel it is a wonderful way to broaden their tastes and introduce them to new and exciting food choices. Ordering a dish that I wouldn’t typically fix at home can be very inspiring and entertaining.

I created this blog as an avenue for people to experiment with their own palates.

Remember, life is short, so eat good food!


Erin Potter (contributor)

I’m Erin! A tap dancing, ghost hunting, Disneyland going, happily married mom of 2. And you know what else? I LOVE TO EAT! I eat when I am stressed, I eat when I am happy, I eat when I am sad, I eat when I am waiting for dinner to cook…..you get the picture. Food has always been a huge comfort to me and being able to share my food experiences with others is what I enjoy most. I love going to restaurants because I get to try new foods and it means I don’t have to do the dishes. I also am a big fan of cooking. The rule in our house is I cook and hubby cleans…so it’s a win-win for me!



Rachel Trotter (contributor)

I’m Rachel and I was born and raised in Orange County. I  married to my high school prom date and I am a  mother to three crazy kids. I love to take outings with my family, try new foods, find bargains , run and read. I look forward to sharing my reviews with you!

Terri Perkins (contributor)
I’m Terri! A gluten free, faith driven single mom of two (one of each).  I have a BA in communications and an AA in early childhood education.  I enjoy playing soccer (37 yrs), painting, watching baseball, cooking/baking, sewing and all things outdoors.  I also enjoy writing, making people laugh and I am open to new food and new experiences, that don’t involve extreme heights or spiders. I am also obsessed with the Amish and all things Amish.
Katie Brandenburger (Contributor)

I’m a proud Southern California native and spent most of my life living the surfer/snowboarder’s dream in Huntington Beach: waking up early to surf for a few hours, then grabbing my snowboard and heading an hour and a half to the mountains to finish the day. One of the many perks of living in OC!

My passion for traveling and love of scrapbooking has led me to creatively document the many adventures I have been on. In college I took advantage of an opportunity to study abroad in Madrid and Barcelona, Spain, and it was the most amazing experience of my life, to date!

I’m recently married, and my husband and I enjoy movies, checking out new restaurants and playing team sports. We’re both die-hard Angels fans – go Halos! – and Philadelphia Eagles fans, and travel to at least one game in a different city each season.

I have previously worked in Public Relations at Disney, Visit Anaheim, and I graduated from Northern Arizona University, with a B.A. in Public Relations and a minor in Electronic Media and Film. You can reach Katie at [email protected]


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