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A San Francisco Girl's Down and Dirty Adventures in the Culinary Playground

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

3295 Meals Later

That's right -- Restaurant Whore is three years old today. As in years past, I will post a little round up of what the year has been like. Some categories are obsolete at this point, but I will do my best.

Highest Number of Visitors in a Single Day: With RSS readers in the mix now, I have no friggin' idea.

Highest Number of Visitors in a Month: see above

Number of Visitors All Year: see above

Total Number of Posts: 273, including this one (55 this year -- which is still more than 1 per week so there)

Total Number of Mesh Articles: None, as Mesh is no more. Editor Brian has gone back to school, and I really need to get off my ass and move this blog to a different domain.

Most Disturbing Search Term: "two one fuck bitch"

Most Unexpected and Welcome Bonus: Same as years past, but new and improved. I met the best friends I have in this life through this blog.

Biggest "You've Got to be Kidding Me" Bonus:
Getting an offer to co-write a book. And taking it.

Most Unlikely Reader Demographic:
Yet again, people who are easily offended. Honestly, there are enough food blogs out there that keep their panties on so I don't see why you are wasting time with me if you can't handle a fucking swear.

Best Meal(s):
French Laundry (4th visit), Cyrus (4th and 5th visits), Delfina (every visit).

Best Food I Ate Outside of the County this Year:
Mexican coke in Mexico. I was 9 weeks pregnant when we were there, so I don't remember all that much about what we ate since, well, I didn't really feel like eating.

Pieces of Hate Mail for the Michael Mina Post:
0 (hmmm...interesting)

Pieces of Fan Mail for the Michael Mina Post:
4 (guess no one even cares about MM anymore)

Number of Chefs/Restaurant Owners Who Have Posted On the Blog/E-mailed Me:
I didn't keep track this year what with all the traveling and family drama and baby making but I do know that every time I do get a cheftastic comment, it makes my day.

Number of Oysters Eaten:
About 3 dozen, mostly before I became a human incubator. I have had cooked oysters, though.

Number of Burritos Eaten:

Number of Times My Grandma Has Asked Why I Have to Swear So Much In the Blog:
0 -- she's accepted it and moved on.

Thing That Makes Me Happiest:
Knowing that once there are three of us in the house we can order even more food to try. I guess this is dependent on Diner #3 eating solids and not being picky but that's just logistics. Besides, if he's picky, we're trading him in. That said, he's already pretty well trained -- he starts moving the second I enter a restaurant whether I've eaten anything or not. It's like he knows we're home or something.

Thing I'm Most Proud Of:
This has not changed since I started the blog and I think (hope) it will always be the same -- Staying true to myself and not compromising my style or ethics to please anyone else. I still don't write anything down, I still make friends with my servers, bussers, chefs and bartenders and I still own my opinions, popular or not. Fuck, yeah!

And, finally, my blog birthday wish for this year: Last years wish partially came true, so let's give it a go. I wish that I'd stop sucking so bad and just finish the fucking El Bulli post once and for all.

Those of you who have been with me, or joined me, over these past three years -- thank you. I am not always the best blogger in the world, but I am, without a doubt, the luckiest one for having readers that stick around even when I'm a no-posting loser.

Love you. Mean it.


"To eat is a necessity. To eat intelligently is an art."
-- La Rochefoucauld


Blogger Sam said...

and we all love you too - mean it even more.

10/03/2007 7:51 PM  
Blogger Sam said...

did i just leave you comment telling you we love you two? I think I am losing my short term memory.

10/03/2007 7:59 PM  
Blogger Green said...

I haven't been reading as long as you've been writing, just since I googled for a kosher deli and your blog talked about East Coast West Deli. I'm the pickiest eater out there, but like reading your blog because you're honest, and often do searches for restaurants through your blog.

Thank you for writing. If you ever decide to try Bong Su after your bean is born, let me know - I live nearby and love snuggling newborns for a couple of hours.

10/03/2007 11:21 PM  
Blogger Tea said...

Happy B-day! (and another new b-day to celebrate soon). I'm just looking forward to the day when diner #3 asks you why you have to swear so much:-).

PS. Drove by Bi-Rite Creamery today and thought of you.

10/03/2007 11:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3 is a theme in your life right now! Happy Third blog birthday. Happy soon-to-be birthday of Diner # 3. And looking forward to El Bulli Part 3 (hell, I ate there a month before you and never wrote a part 1, so I wouldn't sweat it. Take your time and do it right). Congratulations on all your amazing accomplishments these past 3 years, Joy! Your writing never fails to inspire a smile (and often a bellyache from laughing so fucking hard... sorry grandma).

10/04/2007 12:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing your food thoughts to the world. I've been a huge fan for 2+ years now. I love your taste in food and your humor in writing. I even read your blog consistently when I was in grad school in Boston. It got me through late nights in architecture school! Thankfully, I'm now back in SF, the land of good eats.

10/04/2007 8:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what's el bulli?

10/06/2007 5:15 AM  
Blogger Amy Sherman said...

Happy birthday! Miss ya.

10/06/2007 5:10 PM  
Blogger Richie said...

Congratulations Joy! Your blog is still my number go to. Happy birthday, and please dont stop cussing.

10/07/2007 1:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

please just finish elbulli so i can move on to more important things

10/09/2007 11:48 AM  

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