Today's notes on national stories, local trends, random tastes, and other bycatch dredged up from the food media.
1. The New York Times Discovers the Underground. Times Bay Area correspondent Patricia Leigh Brown visits the Underground Market, which she calls a “crave.” (Mmm … not buying it. But cute.) Many, many of the names regular SFoodie readers will recognize are quoted ― Roger Feely, Valerie Luu, Kai Kronfeld, and of course, market organizer Iso Rabins of ForageSF ― and Brown identifies links between San Francisco's Underground Market and similar events in D.C. and Nashville. Congratulations to everyone for getting a little national exposure. I'm a generation X'er, so explain to me the rules on this one: Does that bolster your cred or ruin it?