Exactly one year ago tonight, EatMeCalifornia came on the radar. It’s been a pretty good year overall, I think. But I can certainly understand the frustration that some of our readers have felt about the lack of content over the past few months. What I offer you tonight is not an excuse, but rather, an explanation.
You see, over the past year, a lot has changed for Mikey and myself. I started law school (don’t ask me why) and Mikey has been doing his best to navigate the treacherous waters of single-fatherhood. While I can’t, and won’t speak for Mikey in this post, I want to assure you all that we still care about the site. We love food, we love you, and we have the exhausted bathroom scales to prove it.
This post isn’t going to be a food review. You won’t get the nice pictures and ruthless observations that you’re used to seeing, but that’s okay. I am here to assure you that EatMeCalifornia is not going the way of the dinosaur/buffalo/Ace of Base. We’ve been eating… a lot. And we’re genuinely looking forward to bringing you some great reviews in the near future. But right now, I’d like to explain myself and why I haven’t been up to snuff. If you care to read on, I think it’ll give you good reason to still care about us.
You see, things change. Life is always moving and nothing stays static. Being food reviewers was never our first job, it was just something we did for fun. I started law school last September, totally thinking that I could keep the site going. I’ve eaten a ton of great meals in San Diego, as well as some atrocious ones, and was fully intending to share my experience with you. However, as often happens, life got in the way.
Sure, I could tell you that Hodad’s is the closest thing to In-And-Out that you’ll find in San Diego and Quarter Kitchen has a dessert, with poached pear in red wine, that is one of the best of my life. But the fact of the matter is, I ate those meals in order to get to know the people I was dining with. I am in a new city feeling out the cuisine, but more importantly, getting to know people. We all have people in our lives who give us guidance, support, encouragement and all the other sustenance necessary for us to make it through the day. I’m no different. Being in a new town meant bearing the additional responsibility of setting up a whole new support group.
I’m not a chef, I’m a guy who talks about his experience. Honestly, I’m flattered that you guys even read this stuff.
Now that I’ve been here a while, I think it’s safe to say that I can be objective again. I don’t want to ratchet up expectations, but I’m hopeful that we can post at least a couple new reviews every week. Obviously when we were both unemployed and unencumbered it was much easier to post everyday. But that isn’t real life, is it?
Still, we appreciate all of the support of our readers and the last thing we’d ever want to do is fail you. So here it is, my commitment that I will post at least one new restaurant review every week. I’m sure Mikey will do the same. We’ll augment when we can, but we need to get it going again and today’s the day. Look for my latest review on Tuesday, I promise it’ll be worth your time.
Until then, thanks for reading. And happy 1st birthday, EatMeCalifornia.