Meredith Heil is a former National Food & Drinks Staff Writer at Thrillist. She's originally from St. Louis, now lives in Brooklyn, and in between has been to all 50 states (that's feet on the ground, none of that airport BS). She enjoys reading about, thinking about, talking about, writing about, putting on events about and drinking about craft beer and cocktails. She knows a ton about your horoscope, will text you back immediately, is an excellent parallel parker and can school you at Hoop Shot. Just try her.