It’s with regret that Grub Street announces the closure of our local blogs outside of New York, in Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Philadelphia, and Boston. We thank Hadley Tomicki, Michael Gebert, Jay Barmann, Collin Keefe, and Kara Baskin for the excellent work they’ve done over the last few years. Later this evening, those blogs will redirect to Grubstreet.com.
This doesn’t mean that Grub Street won’t be covering these cities anymore: We’ll continue to write about openings and other news from there and, indeed, the rest of the country. That’s because Grub Street is expanding its scope. Over the past year, we’ve turned our attention more and more often toward food and drink stories of national interest, and the time is right to make that approach official. You can expect the same devotion to breaking food and restaurant news, in-depth features, large-scale national roundups of the food you need to be eating, plus profiles of food-world movers and shakers, expanded product and cookbook coverage, and plenty more. (Our offices — and our parent, New York Magazine — remain in New York, so we’ll be continuing plenty of coverage on the five boroughs and beyond.) Check back tomorrow morning to see what we mean.