About Us

What happens when an architect who loves to cook teams up with another architect /pro food blogger who hates to cook?

You get a food blog, of course.

Wikipedia describes DINE AND DASH as:

“The US phrase for a form of theft by fraud, in which a patron orders and consumes food and beverages from a restaurant or similar establishment with the intent not to pay.”

But this wouldn’t be much of a food blog if we were suggesting that you go eat in restaurants. And we certainly wouldn’t encourage anyone to commit a crime.

Instead, DINED AND DASHED is a play on words, a pun, a jeu de mots (I think that’s French).

With Dined and Dashed, our goal is to help you put a restaurant quality meal on your family table with as little time and effort as possible. And along the way, we will provide tips and resources to help you spend less time in the kitchen all while serving meals that taste like they took all day to prepare.

The Dined and Dashed Team:

Kimberly Grabinski

Kim is an architect who previously ran a food blog for nearly 10 years but sold it in 2018 in order to return to her career architectural career. She has not now, nor has she ever actually enjoyed cooking, but the food blog allowed her the privilege of staying home with her kids during their formative years.

Now that she is back working with grown-ups, she discovered that her co-worker who is also an architect actually loves to cook. So it seemed like a natural partnership to use her knowledge of blogging and SEO combined with his love of cooking to return to the world of food blogging.

You can find Kim on Instagram or LinkedIn.