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Meet Vicki Lopez of Meals With Mario in Orange County

Today we’d like to introduce you to Vicki Lopez.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Vicki. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I’ve always had a passion for food, something that’s ingrained my culture where sharing meals are a way to bond with family. I started a blog in 2010, but quickly realized that I did not enjoy writing about food as much as taking pictures of it. My personal Instagram handle was filled with photos of meals with my boyfriend, Mario. We had an inside joke: our friends always told us how much they loved seeing photos of where we ate. That’s how Meals with Mario was born. It’s not actually Mario who runs the Instagram account, it’s from my perspective. Fast forward to present day, Mario and I are now married, and we continue to use the platform to share our food adventures in California (primarily Los Angeles and Orange County) and abroad in countries such as South Korea and Spain.

So, let’s switch gears a bit and go into the Meals with Mario story. Tell us more about the business.
I specialize in showcasing photos of food from local small restaurants to hidden, hole-in-the-wall gems. We typically tag businesses where credit is due. Restaurants don’t necessarily need to be fancy; they just have to make really delicious meals. Our Instagram photos feature different cuisines. I am Chinese and my husband is Mexican, so we really enjoy embracing new cultures.

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Personal Photo Credit: Wesley Yen from Still Talking Productions:

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