Meet the team: Rushani Epa

Time Out Melbourne’s Food and Drink Editor spends her time eating and drinking in Melbourne’s best bars and restaurants. It’s a tough job, but someone has to do it 

What do you do all day at Time Out?
I create and edit content that’s published across the site for food and drink – be it the website, social media or for clients.

How are you making the most of your time now Melbourne is coming back to life?
I’m spending my time dining and drinking out at all of Melbourne’s bars, restaurants and cafés, some of which have included family-owned venues like Yoi Indonesian Fusion in West Melbourne, Brunswick bars like Atticus Finch, and Vietnamese bakeries like Nhu Lan in Footscray.

What made you join Time Out?
The opportunity to write about and share what I love – food and drink, especially in Melbourne’s thriving, multicultural dining scene. I love representing the Time Out brand in a field that I love.

What international destination will be your first to visit when the border restrictions ease?
Definitely the Netherlands, where my family lives. 

Favourite bar, restaurant, neighbourhood in Melbourne?
This is such a loaded question to ask a food writer and editor, but currently my favourite bar is Above Board, favourite restaurant is Etta, and favourite neighbourhood is Footscray.

Do you have a personal motto?
Try every food and drink without bias or prejudice and be respectful.

A good story should have?
The truth about the people behind it. My aim is to show off the people behind the story, always.

Top tips for how to get featured on Time Out?
Make sure your event or activation is new, and if it isn’t, try and do something a bit different. We get many pitches on a daily basis, and sometimes standing out from the crowd means offering a great product.

Plans this weekend?
Loading up on chilli and eating all of the food at Nana Mookata Thai Style Hotpot and Barbecue.

Time Out Australia is looking for energetic people who love their cities to join our expanding teams across commercial, content and video in Sydney and Melbourne. Check out our careers page for more details.

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