Bite of Las Vegas 2019: Meet the Best Bite Judges

They'll be judging all the competitors at Bite of Las Vegas!

September 11, 2019

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They're all amazing...but when they're ultimately judged, there can be ONLY ONE!

The Best Bites Awards are one of the most fun features of Bite of Las Vegas, as all the various vendors submit their tastiest dishes and treats for a coveted award.

This year, the competitors will be vying for the favor of some of Las Vegas' most discerning culinary conisseurs. Meet the foodie VIPs who'll decide the all-important Bite of Las Vegas Best Bite Awards for 2019.

Paul Ryu


Paul Ryu is a founding partner of JMPforce, an influencer marketing and branded-content production company. Paul emigrated to the U.S. from Seoul, South Korea at the young age of 13 with an insatiable drive to live the American Dream. As an entrepreneur specializing in sales and digital marketing, Paul is making strong and lasting human connections in the food industry. Earlier in his career, Paul refined his sales and marketing style and expertise in the fashion industry and then the travel industry, which led him to follow his true passion, the food-influencer space. As one of Las Vegas’ most connected foodies, Paul finds himself using his influence to authentically reach a diverse array of people, driving them towards great dining experiences whether on a budget or fine dining and both locally and nationally. @Ryusauce enjoys working as one of the most sought-after Instagram foodies in Las Vegas and has been featured in many publications such as The Food Network, The Travel Channel, Thrillist, Las Vegas Weekly, Vegas Magazine, and FoodBeast.

Samiya Jakubowiz

Samiya Jakubowiz @ClosetFatGirl

Samiya Jakubowicz is an influencer/ blogger here in Las Vegas. Her main focus is food but her Instagram account touches on lifestyle and family as well. 

She is a mom of 2 and food is a big part of her culture and family life. Samiya’s motto: Food is an ADVENTURE! @Closetfatgirl initially started as a hobby and way to share her passion of food without overloading her friends and family in South Florida. Most people thought she was kind of weird whipping her phone out at meals... But to everyone’s surprise it quickly grew. @ClosetFatGirl helped Samiya meet new people here in Las Vegas and build an amazing supportive social circle. Some of her BEST friends today are in the social media community!

In the past 3 years her account & brand has progressed and exceeded any expectations she truly ever had. Whenever anyone asks her what’s next? Her answer; who knows, sky’s the limit!

Lindsay Stewart

Lindsay Stewart @TheLasVegasFoodie

Lindsay Stewart, originally from Los Angeles, has been living in Las Vegas for a little over 5 years with her husband and her dog. When she moved, she LOVED how many restaurants Las Vegas had to offer in one convenient place! Her love for food and the culture in Las Vegas quickly grew along with her Instagram.

Her mission is to try all of the unique foods Las Vegas has to offer! Don’t forget to follow her @thelasvegasfoodie on Instagram and Facebook!

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