Well, folks, as another man who gained a lot of weight in his late twenties once said, “This is the end.” It’s been just about five years since I started Grub Street with then-editor Josh Ozersky, and since then I’ve written over 7,600 posts — half of them about Momofuku. But it’s time to pack my bags, or at least this nice little picnic basket of booze that Lillet sent over. (Thanks, Lillet!) Hopefully this won’t be the last time you see me on Grub Street; my colleagues Jenny Miller and Alan Sytsma will surely link to me when I start my new gig in August — right, guys? In addition to them, I’d like to thank all of our past interns and also our present ones (Ray Rahman, Danielle Walsh, Samantha Zalaznick, Mickey Woods, Michelle Marques, and Alice Urmey), our freelancers, copy editors (most recently Alicia Kennedy), photo editors (Mary-Louise Price did the above illustration and Jed Egan has also been a rock), and of course our photographer Melissa Hom, who took my favorite photo in the world. Thanks as well to all the good folks in the restaurant industry who let me be a fly on their wall, and hopefully not too often in their soup. And, of course, you — thanks for reading!