#TPBTH Meet: ALIDA SINKLER
Name, craft/industry/blog/passion, most popular handle/website:
Alida Sinkler, Food Instagrammer and blogger, @foodcoma843 and foodcoma843.wordpress.com
How did you get started?
My father is a trained Chef by the Culinary Institute of America, so I have been eating well ever since I can remember. One night in March of 2015, my sister and I were enjoying a nice meal at Basil and decided that we eat out so often and always take photos, so why not start an instagram to post them? We knew we wanted our Instagram handle to be something specific to Charleston, so after lots of brainstorming I came up with FoodComa843.
What or who influenced you the most as you were developing your craft?
Before my sister and I started FoodComa843, I followed all of the popular food accounts like Food In The Air, Daily Food Feed, and Infatuation. I loved what those accounts always posted, so knew I wanted to reflect something similar with FoodComa843 but on the local level. Besides other food accounts, my followers played a huge influential role in FoodComa843. I knew I couldn’t just post any food picture I would take, but rather would need to spend time making sure I get just the right shot (no matter how obnoxious the flash is) to please both myself and my followers.
Why do you love your job?
I love owning the Instagram handle FoodComa843 because it inspires me to try as many new restaurants in Charleston as possible as well as lots of new foods.
What inspires you?
The wonderful city of Charleston and all of the amazing restaurants, new and old. My friends and family.
5 words that describe who you are:
Foodie, energetic, thoughtful, adventurous, talkative
When you were a kid what did you want to be when you grew up?
Getting paid to travel and eat!
(Fill in the blank) I appreciate_____in my life, because_____.
I appreciate friends, family, and food in my life, because they fill my life with joy.
Advice for someone who is looking to begin a new hobby/job/life pursuit:
You can achieve anything you set your mind to!
Something your followers would be surprised to learn about you:
I’m a senior at Ashley Hall and will be attending the University of Georgia in the fall. Go Dawgs!! Also, not so surprising, I would eat nachos for every meal if I could.
Nachos, cheese, and any meal that takes place during Brunch.
Lemon La Croix
“Jungle Bae” (feat. Bunji Garlin & MX Prime) by Skrillex and Diplo
“They say nothing lasts forever; dreams change, trends come and go. But friendships never go out of style” –Carrie Bradshaw