Stefanie Gans is the dining editor and restaurant critic at Northern Virginia Magazine, covering all aspects of food, drink and the dining scene. Before joining the staff in 2011, Stefanie worked at a political polling firm and for a non-profit promoting progressive workplace practices. Previously, Stefanie has been published in The Washington Post, Washington City Paper, The Washington Post Express, The Onion and Eater and is a founding editor of Endless Simmer. Originally from South Jersey, Stefanie has lived in the D.C. area for almost two decades and will not leave the house without her nails painted. She lives with her husband and 2 year-old daughter in Del Ray.