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Tour Guide Spotlight: McKenzie

July 13, 2016Tour Guide Spotlight

heHey fellow foodies! We thought today would be a good day to introduce you to someone SUPER AWESOME, who is a part of the Bite San Diego tour guide team, McKenzie

We thought today would be a good day to introduce you to someone SUPER AWESOME, who is a part of the Bite San Diego tour guide team, McKenzie. McKenzie leads our Coronado Island walking food tour and we asked her a few questions to get to know her better!

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BITE: Hey McKenzie! We wanted to get to know a few things about you. First off, where did you grow up and for how long were you there?

McKenzie: I was born right here in San Diego but moved around a lot while I was growing up because my dad was in the Navy. I spent a few years in Spain and a few in the Central Valley, but I always returned to San Diego.

BITE: That had to be pretty crazy moving around a bunch. What brought you to San Diego, originally, or what kept you here?

McKenzie: I’ve always loved the diversity you can find in San Diego. Plus, going to school in New York has taught me that I’m not really built for any other climate.

BITE: That’s exactly the same reason I haven’t left! What do you do when you aren’t being a tour guide for Bite?

McKenzie: I spend a lot of the year in New York studying Journalism and French, but I come home every time I get the chance. When I’m in San Diego, I can be found trying out new restaurants or visiting the koalas at the zoo.

BITE: Those koalas are definitely hard to stay away from! What is your favorite part about being a tour guide? 

McKenzie: I love getting to meet people from all over the world and from different walks of life who like food as much as I do.

BITE: That is so awesome! What do you think is the best part about taking guests through different neighborhoods in San Diego?

McKenzie: I love showing people hidden gems. It’s really cool when someone has lived in San Diego forever and just never bothered stopping into a restaurant because it didn’t seem like something they’d like, but by the time we’re leaving, they have a new favorite spot.

BITE: That really is an awesome feeling, isn’t it? What about yourself? Do you cook or like to cook? If so, what is your favorite dish to make?

McKenzie: I’m pretty impatient, so I don’t find myself really enjoying cooking too often, but when the stars align, my go-to is an Alfredo that I make from scratch.

BITE: Wow, that sounds soooo yummy! What is your favorite thing to eat (food or cuisine)? OR where is your favorite place to grab a ‘Bite’?

McKenzie: I’d have to say Thai food is hands down my favorite.

BITE: Thai food is extremely delicious! If you could be a tour guide anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?

McKenzie: I think Greece would be a really great place to give tours. I’d love to learn about the history there and the weather situation is a lot like San Diego.

BITE: That sounds rad, I heard Greece is beautiful. If you had to choose 2 things to eat for the rest of your life, what would they be and why?

McKenzie: Chocolate and Thai sticky rice because those are the two things I’ve been eating pretty much since birth and I can’t imagine living without them.

BITE: A very interesting combination, but it works!  If you had a food super-power, what would it be and why?
McKenzie: I’d be able to eat anything and everything I want without it affecting my health in any way because my willpower is a lot weaker than my sweet-tooth.
BITE: I couldn’t agree more! Thanks so much for letting us get to know you a little bit more!
If you haven’t had the chance yet, don’t forget to visit McKenzie on a Bite Coronado tour! 

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