Meet Your New Mercury Food Critic!

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This is excellent news. Good luck Tony and welcome Chris.
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Congrats, Chris!
3
This is the best possible outcome of this situation.

Onstad's love for food and drink was always evident in his comics. I look forward to many articles about fried testicles and Blue Nun.
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Achewood and yak testicles. Two great tastes that taste great together!
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I am way too excited about this. I am physically restraining myself from typing in all caps.
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WHY DIDN'T THE MERCURY HIRE ME TO WRITE 5,000 WORD ALL CAPS SCREED ABOUT THE SHITTINESS OF VOODOO DONUTS? THEY DIDN'T EVEN RESPOND TO MY SEVEN DIFFERENT ARTICLES ON THAT TOPIC ALL WRITTEN ON SPEC.

BUT I GUESS THIS IS AN ACCPETABLE SECOND CHOICE AFTER ME.
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Too awesome!
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I am extremely happy about this.
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Wowsers. I love his writing. This is great news!
10
This...this is a thing!
11
Well, as a vegan...

This is great news! Love to have people passionate (keep in mind this is said in a Gordon Ramsey impression. So you know, it's a quite good impression too, but you can obviously tell that I'm not Gordon Ramsey) about food in the position. I'm with Mirk, kind of restraining the urge to write in all caps.
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This is totally a thing! Onstad on food is Onstad at his best.
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This is going to be AWESOME!! IN CAPS! ALL CAPS AWESOME!
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@FC: YOU SOLD ME A BILL OF GOODS, I THOUGHT YOU *WERE* GORDON RAMSEY.
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It can only be good, that every Portland chef will sense Ray looking over their shoulder from here on out. Chocachos better not fuck up the cassoulet.
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Onstad and his fake sandwich shop:

"What’s on the menu at my sandwich restaurant this week? Smoked ramp “mousse” and gravlax on brioche, cooked sous-vide, and served with a thick jus made from yogurt, minced cucumber, garlic, mint, and dill."

And my favorite lines from the the Sandwich Duel:

"A gentle torsion seemed to flicker within his transom. I wasn’t sure I’d seen it. I waited."

http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/cart…
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Woo! As webcomics fan I say "huzzah!"