Have you had enough of New Jersey? Here at the t:e organization, we get that way, generally several times a year. But, this is a self-proclaimed "New Jersey-centric" blog, so the "editor" refrains, for the most part, from talking about food from other parts of the globe.
On the one hand, I think this focus makes tommy:eats a unique blog; after all, its purpose isn't to focus on the "editor-in-chief" and his personal exploits and various interests outside of food (you know little about me, and I prefer to keep it that way). But rather, its purpose is to focus on the good stuff in, and sometimes around, New Jersey. You come here, and you read about food. No bullshit, no filler.
But, alas, I, the "managing editor" of tommy:eats, do run out of New Jersey-centric topics on which to opine, as any reader no doubt realizes. This is largely due to the fact that I rarely post about a restaurant that I simply do not like...of which there are many, at which many of my dollars are spent. These are wasted meals, and wasted opportunities to share a good experience...not to mention wasted money.
So what's an "editor-at-large" supposed to do? Just ignore his fan base? Well, yes, usually. And you will be especially ignored if you think I fancy myself an "editor." Maybe change the rules a bit?
There is, I should note, a precedent for this rule tweaking. As you no doubt don't recall, I enjoyed the hell out of the navel-gazing Lollapalooza report from my first year with this blog. I wrestled with posting it, as it wasn't NJ-centric. But at the end of the day it made me very happy to share that experience with people. After all, it contained reports of hot dogs, steaks, burgers, pizza, and music. And if you don't enjoy at least one of those things, you're probably not reading this right now.
Something's got to give here at the t:e organization. To heck with it! We love NJ, but there's a lot more good stuff out there, just over the Jersey border somewhere, right? And some of you might even end up where that stuff is.
So who wants to hear about Texas BBQ? WOO-HOO! Let's do this thing.