Casey Barber is a freelance food writer and recipe developer as well as the editor of Good. Food. Stories., an online magazine focusing on food from a storyteller's perspective. She's written about everything from homemade Cheez-Its to down-and-dirty dive bars to beloved regional junk foods for Gourmet Live, ReadyMade, iVillage, DRAFT, and other print and online publications. Though her western Pennsylvania upbringing will always make Casey crave Primanti’s sandwiches, kielbasa, and Yost’s gobs, she is happy to now call northern New Jersey—with its famed deep-fried hot dogs known as “rippers” and the original White Manna sliders—home.
Location: Clifton, NJ
Favorite foods: spaghetti carbonara, lobster rolls, and reuben sandwiches (with extra coleslaw for kicks)
Last bite on earth: kolbassi (as we call it in Western PA), sauerkraut, and mashed potatoes all mushed together