Amanda Rock made SLUG’s world a cheery one when she began writing for the magazine in January of 2013. Her positive, happy-go-lucky disposition brightens our day each time we get to see her! Rock deems her favorite SLUG article as this month’s “SLC VegFest: A Tasty & Free Vegucation” (pg. 10), which evinces her passion for writing about, researching and experiencing local plant-based cuisine. She marvels at our fast-growing local culinary landscape and takes pride in the work that she creates for SLUG to pronounce Utah’s food culture. Rock also enjoys interviewing and writing about local entrepreneurs in order to hear their stories and to help them promote their businesseses. Be sure to also read her story, “Festa Italiana: Authentic Flavors and Culture” on pg. 12. Amanda Rock charms us with her writing and personality, and SLUG loves having her aboard!