Ryan Loughlin

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Asbury Park, NJ
Montclair State University
Fast Food Minutia, New Orleans Culture And Dining, Hot Dogs
  • Between 2016 and 2023, Ryan was the recipient of more than a dozen New Jersey Press Association awards for his dining and nightlife coverage while working as an editor at The Press of Atlantic City.
  • He once chartered a bus with friends and completed the goal of sampling 50 different apps at 50 different restaurants in one day.
  • Ryan spent years writing reviews and feature stories on restaurants and has interviewed, dined, and hobnobbed with the likes of Gordon Ramsay, Guy Fieri, Alton Brown, Michael Symon, and Wolfgang Puck, among others.


Ryan's obsession with nourishment began the first time he was given special permission by his parents to go "out for lunch" to the local pizzeria in grammar school. Since then, he has managed to fixate on all types of munchables, from donuts to dim sum, while still finding time to wax nostalgic about long-forgotten candy bars like PB Max and beloved McDonald's menu items from the '80s and '90s. An avid home cook and gastronome, Ryan began writing about food professionally in 2013, and worked as an editor for Atlantic City Weekly for 8 years, until joining up with Today Meal in 2023. His bylines have appeared in Zagat's, New Jersey Monthly, The Press of Atlantic City, and other media outlets.


Ryan completed an extensive course of study in both communications and visual arts at Montclair State University.
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