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It’s been a while

Ensley Steel Mill

Abandoned Steel Mill in Ensley, Alabama

Good readers, I have not forgotten both of you. Over the last few months, I have been quite busy performing my writing and editing services. Birmingham Magazine took me on as their primary food blogger at Good Taste, in addition to my monthly beer and casual dining columns in their print edition. The weekly posts there have robbed this Sandwich of many posts. Sorry about that.

Strawberry-Buttermilk Ice Cream

Strawberry-Buttermilk Ice Cream. Photo by Caleb Chancey.

In other blogland news, Birmingham photographer Caleb Chancey approached me with a collaboration that we eventually published on Kim Sunee’s website. That recipe for Strawberry-Buttermilk ice cream is one of my favorites and I was happy to share it with Caleb, Kim and her loyal following.

That brings me to my last bit of news, dear readers. After much deliberation, I left Birmingham for plumper pastures at the end of August. After three years, I feel like I had just scratched the surface of that magical city and already miss my friends and colleagues there with my whole heart. This blog, as it was centered in Birmingham and about the South, will be migrated to my other blog–The Gourmetro–and in all¬†likelihood, this will be the final post. That site is undergoing serious upgrades and will be pretty and functional soon.¬†The Gourmetro was originally envisioned as a group blog about excellent, attainable food and travel centered in New York City. Over my years there, it had three major contributors and I am excited to have it running again.


  1. CJ says:

    We miss you, too. Visit often!

  2. kate darden says:

    Dan, I’ll read what you write no matter where your write from or what you write about! Best of luck and keep in touch!

  3. Elisa M says:

    You are so missed. I just know that there are hole in the wall food places opening that I missing now that you are gone. Oh, and your unwavering friendship!
    Can’t wait to see you.

  4. Lance says:

    Well hell! I always loved reading your blog, lets face it, how many of us actually start one and keep it running forever, and will sorely miss your wonderful and genuine writing on this particular page. I wish nothing but the best for you.

  5. Dan says:

    Thank you Lance, it’s been particularly rewarding having faithful readers like you. It was a fun adventure in Birmingham and I plan to be back often. My other blog, The Gourmetro (.net), will host any future posts about the Magic City

  6. Dan says:

    I can’t wait to be back. It’s strange being back North. Cold weather. Curt people. Will be back in 1 1/2 months for New Year’s Eve!

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