After 18 years (say what?!) in the Bay Area and 12 in SF proper (don’t call it San Fran), I’m packing up and moving shop.
In a couple of weeks Kevin, Toaster and I are relocating to New York City to start the next exciting chapter of our lives.
As you can imagine we’re super excited, and also a little sad.
It’s hard to think of calling anyplace other than San Francisco home. I’ve been a Bay Area resident longer than I lived with my parents, and there would certainly be no Summer Tomato if I hadn’t discovered the truly remarkable food culture of SF. This place is amazing, all our friends are here, and we plan to return often.
But food isn’t the only way that SF has changed my life. The tech culture is what showed me that I didn’t have to follow a traditional academic path to make an impact on the world. All I need is my laptop and some decent wifi and I can reach hundreds of thousands of people per month. It also introduced me to this hunky dude.
Kevin’s latest work adventure has given him the opportunity to join a kickass team in NYC. Since I’m completely mobile, it was a pretty easy decision for us. And we know Toaster will appreciate the lack of raccoons.
What does this mean for you?
Right now my plan is to continue publishing on the same Tuesday and Friday schedule, but I might adjust it once I get there if I feel it’s necessary.
The fun part will be that you’ll get to follow along as I completely revamp all of my habits to meet the demands of a very different food scene and brutal East Coast weather.
Will I gain 10 lbs every winter and start ordering takeout all the time? I doubt it, but we’ll see 😉
SF meet up!
Before we head out I would love to get some face time with all the amazing Summer Tomato readers who live here in the Bay Area. I’ll be planning a get together at a local venue in the next couple weeks and would be thrilled to meet you in person. For details, make sure you are signed up for my newsletter and I’ll keep you posted.
I’m excited to meet you! I don’t know the city well enough to plan anything yet, but for now just introduce yourself below. Of course all food, farmers market and restaurant recommendations are welcome, along with anything else you think would help.