Native Highlight: DC Food Porn
Walk around DC long enough you might hear the word "porn" thrown around. OK... settle down, we aren't talking about that type... we're talking about Food Porn. If you've been living under a rock, "Food Porn" is a term used to describe pictures of food that cause your mouth to water and get you all hot and bothered.
But enough with the definitions. We're here to highlight DC Food Porn (@dcfoodporn), the account that's not only taking the DC food scene by storm, but really the entire world. Justin Schuble, the master behind the account, is devoting his life to combine his passion of food and art to creating a community that has become a huge driver for DC's meteoric rise to one of the best food cities in the world. That devotion has led him to gain over 200K loyal followers.
Check out a behind the scenes look at an Instagram food blogger and find out Justin's favorite spots around DC!
The Inspiration Behind The Account
Justin took the saying, "if you do what you love, you'll never work a day in your life" and ran with it. As a freshman at Georgetown, Justin needed a creative outlet to express what he loved - art and food. He jumped on the opportunity to display that passion through Instagram which at the time was a very new concept. He joked that when he first started, #foodporn wasn't as accepted as it was today. Now, DC Food Porn has erupted into the go-to Instagram account for amazing pictures of food in DC from an artist's point of view.
What got you so hooked on the DC Food Scene?
At Georgetown, Justin could have taken the classic college kid route of living in what he called the college bubble - in his case, the "Georgetown Bubble". Instead, he decided to be adventurous, branch out, and explore all that DC had to offer. Luckily for us, he was able to discover how incredible the DC Food scene really is. He knew how underrated it was, and made it his goal to bring to light the amazing restaurants that call Washington, D.C. their home.
We credit the huge rise in popularity in part to @dcfoodporn's constant efforts to show the world how amazing DC is.
The tip of the iceberg
The pic you see on the gram is only the tip of the iceberg. It's incredible how much work truly goes into each photo DC Food Porn posts. Not only do you have to have an eye for photography, but there is also a ton of planning and revising that goes into each post. That's why in order for Justin to consistently deliver amazing photos for you, he had to make a full time career out of being an Instagram Influencer.
He brought up a great point that he is so focused on delivering quality content for you that sometimes the cost is cold food or soggy pancakes - no one likes soggy pancakes!
It didn't come naturally
We find it so fascinating to hear stories from Instagram foodies talking about how they didn't always love food. Justin had a strict diet of chicken tenders and French fries as a kid. It took his family actually deceiving him into trying new food to get him to where he is today. Let's definitely thank Justin's family for helping him deliver the amazing content!
Why you need to follow @dcfoodporn right now
What we love about DC Food Porn is how genuine and open the posts are. Not only do you get mouthwatering food pics and insider tips on where to go in DC, you also get what it's like to be a full time Insta Foodie. He makes sure to give you a deeper look into his life, and we appreciate how open he is.
The Top Spots For DC Food Porn
1) Little Serow
This place is a restaurant, coffee shop and clothing store all-in-one. Bring your hipster friends here.
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