Bay Area Blogger of the Week #57
Reporting on The Grub Report
I had been planning on featuring The Grub Report as my Bay Area blogger of the week for the longest time, when I got wind of the fact the site was in redesign, improving on its diner menu layout which I always thought was an inspired idea. So I figured it would be better wait for the grand relaunch before I gave it a nod. I waited... and waited... and waited... and today, finally, about bally* time, I can give my hilarious and beautiful friend, Stephanie Vander Weide Lucianovic, all of the recognition she deserves.
Stephanie is a smart, sassy, funny, drop-dead gorgeous woman, a witty writer and cheesemonger whose favourite skirt - you know the brownish one with all the layers - I totally covet.
"I went up to Big Cheese, who was already having a stressful day, and said, "So, I've got an idea for some power marketing. We send boxes of cheese to celebrities -- Lohan, Cruise, and whatnot -- to promote our image and raise our identity." Big Cheese looks at me, half-expectant, half-probably-figuring-out-how to-let-my-horrific-idea-down-easy. I take a deep breath and say, "We'll call it 'Ouray for Hollywood.'" RIMSHOT! Big Cheese stares at me, then looks down, shaking her head and says, "Steph, that's why I love you." Thank you! I'll be here all week -- try the brie!"
I apologize in advance for impingeing on your weekend like this, but once you head over to, and get lost in The Grub Report, you'll be chuckling your way through Sunday. Enjoy...
PS - Bally is a formal intensifier - a word one of my step-grandfathers used to use infront of us kids to cover up the fact he meant bloody. My other step grandfather, bless him, would just come right out with it and swear.