A Word of Introduction

It’s not hard to find good food writing these days. It’s not even hard to find good local food writing. In fact, this great city of ours plays host to more amateur and professional gastronomes than almost any other place I can think of. San Francisco is a city that runs on its stomach, not to mention blogging, messaging, talking and ranting on its stomach.
At Menupages, we aim to encourage that epicurean obsession by providing the unique service of collecting menus and posting them online. It’s a simple mission, but important, and we hope to be of practical service.
In addition to being a portal of nuts-and-bolts restaurant information, we aim to contribute to the lively civic dialogue on how, where and when one might strap on the old feedbag. The Menupages San Francisco Blog serves to keep the reader up to date on important food news, as well as bringing tantalizing tidbits on, well, tantalizing tidbits, to his or her hungry eye. That’s where I come in.
My name is Adam Martin. I’m the latest addition to the Menupages staff, a 10-year student of the local food scene and quite enthusiastic about digging into the blogosphere with an MP-serrated spork. I’ll be taking the reigns of this esteemed blog, started by my predecessor, Paolo Lucchesi. I’ll also be taking over the job of managing the hefty collection of San Francisco menus–a collection that I hope will grow not only by the work of our intrepid staff but with your help and input.
By way of professional background, I come most recently from a job as reporter for the San Francisco Examiner, where I covered police, fire, courts, the Planning Department, the Department of Building Inspection and other such institutions that lead one to drown one’s stresses and sorrows in a rich Bernaise sauce. It only makes sense to now write about that sauce.
It’s a treat to be able to share with you, reader, my musings on mastication, just as I hope you will share with me any news, gossip or hilarious anecdotes that reach the ear you so diligently keep to the proverbial ground. I hope we both come away from visits to this blog informed, entertained and ready for lunch.
Thank you for reading, and bon appetit!

A Word of Introduction