Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Chicago Food Blogs Reach Critically Redundant Mass

Perhaps I read way too many Chicago-based blogs about food, cooking, and eating. No, not perhaps. I do.

But, have you noticed how, once a story gets picked up by the bloggers, it seems like everyone feels the need to blog about that specific story? Not to mention the blogs that just blog about what they read in someone else's blog. Enough, already, people. I feel like I'm reading the same blog over and over again.

Here are some examples of what I will not be writing about here:

What Barack Obama likes to eat

What was served at the Barack Obama inauguration parties

My opinion about Barack Obama's appearance on Check, Please

Who Barack Obama will/should choose to be the White House chef

Where in Chicago I should go to watch the inauguration

What Chicago bakeries make cute Barack Obama-themed cupcakes or cookies

(Don't get me wrong, here. I like Obama. I supported Obama and worked for his campaign. It's just not a food-related event, no matter how badly everyone wants it to be.)


Here are a few more:

Why Top Chef sucks this season

That new friggin' place that makes meatloaf cupcakes

Food or drink products that people attempt to market by linking them to our corrupt governor

I will not be doing a best-of 2008 piece or re-cap

I will not be doing any New Year's resolution entries

I will not declare that something is "the new" something else. ie, "tripe is the new foie gras".



and, coming soon (you can count on it)....

Where to watch the Super Bowl

What to eat during the Super Bowl

Regional food specialties of Super Bowl teams Arizona and Pittsburgh

Where to eat for Valentine's Day

Super-expensive fancy chocolates to buy your sweetie for Valentine's Day



Gaaaahhhh. Make it stop!


</curmudgeonly rant>





Want to read a great blog that gets updated all the time, that's all about food?

Check out King T's blog.

Thanks, Titus. Thanks for just being you.

6 comments:

helen said...

Amen! Now if only I could get my corporate overlords to agree...

adrian said...

Wasn't Eater.com, an excellent blog portal for NYC/LA/San Fran, supposed to start an Eater Chicago?

E L said...

it's been shelved indefinitely. you can read about it here:

"http://www3.timeoutny.com/chicago/blog/out-and-about/?p=10282"

Kelvin said...

I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don't know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.

Joannah

http://myscones.com

tansy said...

I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


Joannah

http://myscones.com/

The Spice Doc said...

Just moved to Chicago and stumbled across your blog today. Diggin' it. I have a medicinal food blog:

www.thespicedoc.com

I'll keep checking in!