You didn't know you wanted me . . .
But here I am. Another food/restaurant/Kansas City/maybe the world blogger. I've decided, waaay late, to join the ranks of food bloggers. I hope I'm different enough for you to want to come back.
First, the name. My own is not all that euphonious. So when I came across the definition of café as “a small informal restaurant serving drinks, snacks, and often light meals,” I thought that would work – what better than to turn oneself into a place, a location, a fattening experience?
But what's in a name anyway? More importantly, here's why you'll like me; need me; want me:
* Knowledge. I have some actual experience, in more than just eating. I've been writing about food, and other stuff, for years. The Kansas City Business Journal. Ingram's Magazine. Kansas City Small Business Magazine. The Central Exchange's website. I currently write for the Restaurant Guide of Kansas City which I personally love because it's available in both written and on-line form and has just so much information. (BTW, I thought that before I starting writing for them.)
* Experience. You may have heard me actually talking about food -- on the former Walt Bodine Food Critics Show, now known as Central Standard Fridays (catchy, huh?).
* Variety. Think about various kinds of cafés hence, Café Chris. Not only will there be some decent writing, usually correct (*OETND), you'll see some different stuff here, including pictures. Fun. Silly. Outrageous? Dunno, but get ready.
* Two-way communication. I would like you to participate . . . as sad Blanche pointed out, we must often rely upon the kindness of strangers (and friends). I’m hoping we’ll be friends, or at least friendly, writing acquaintances, if we’re not right now. Some place or thing you know that I should know about? Opinion? Righteous indignation because your old-fashioned had soda in it? Whatever, as long as it's polite.
* Growth. You can laugh and watch me master a blog. Have patience and stay with me. It will get better!
In the meantime, be merry . . .
*Old English Teachers Never Die