It is still January, so I can get away with just one more “It’s the new year” post right? Don’t worry. This one is for the people.
For the last 30 days or so, every food writer in the country has waxed poetic about their top food moments of 2012, predicted upcoming trends for 2013 (Mobile food carts selling ring pops made of bacon-cheeseburger-cupcake!) and we’ve lamented the trends that we can’t wait to see fade into obscurity.
And there is nothing wrong with that, a new year is the obvious time to reflect and to look ahead. Last week I asked you for your favorite dishes, and the Food & More community didn’t disappoint, calling out quite a few serious contenders that deserved consideration, as well as a few that made it onto my “to-eat” list.
I’m already past the two year mark here at the AJC, and I still see many of the same familiar commenters (and IP addresses) from when I first started contributing here. So, first, thanks to those who keep coming back to gather around our little soapbox, your loyalty is noticed and appreciated, and a major contributing factor to my continued employment. But, now I’m going to ask a possibly masochistic question, so I request that you please keep the discourse civil and constructive so I don’t have to spend my entire afternoon moderating.
What would you like to see more of in 2013 here on the blog? Would you like to see more coverage of the nightlife scene? Maybe more spotlights on the personalities in the kitchens of Atlanta, or more round-up, “best of” lists? Perhaps more recipes or cooking-at-home posts? Would you like for me to chronicle my foray into competitive eating that I’ve always fantasized about trying?
What is on your Food & More wish list for 2013?
*Note – Let’s try to keep things positive…I’d like to know what you want to hear more about, not what you wish I’d stop doing. For example, feel free to skip the “I wish for more spell checking in 2013!” suggestions.
*Disclaimer – I still reserve the right to completely ignore your suggestions and write about what interests me anyway, as I’m the type of person that tells jokes that only I find funny, but most of you know that by now. I will however, read them, respond when needed, and give them consideration. Or not, if your response is akin to “I want to read more about which vending machine snack foods are the best!”
*P.S. Love y’all.
- By Jon Watson, Food & More blog