Take a victory lap around your laptop: Congratulations to Carolyn Jung, who came in second for best food blog in a competition by the Association of Food Journalists. Jung's blog Food Gal clocked in behind Between Meals by Chron senior critic and exec food editor Michael Bauer. That's right, Between Meals was named best blog at the AFJ's annual conference in New Orleans. We'll say it again: Best. Food. Blog. In. The. Nation. Think about it, people.
A former food staffer at the San Jose Mercury News (you know, back in the day when dailies had food staffs that numbered more than one), Jung is actually nice -- far nicer than we are. The networking organization draws much of its membership from daily newspaper food and wine writers, with smaller representation from alt weekly staffers and freelancers. Congratulations also to Jonathan Kauffman, staff writer at our sister pub Seattle Weekly, for taking first place in the category of restaurant criticism.