Hello, everyone out there in Fat City. I'm the new guy, Jonathan Bender.
Over the past several weeks, Owen and Charles have subjected me to
rigorous tests involving baked beans and tomato basil soup. So far my
stomach and I have survived.
I'm an East Coast transplant,
having married into the city of fountains -- but with a father from
Chicago, I've been raised with an appreciation for deep dish pizza and
the proper way to dress a hot dog.
Since moving to the city
just over two years ago, I've been delighted to discover that life
beyond barbecue exists. At the same time, I appear to be working my way
slowly through a whole pig based on the variety of pork-based dishes
I've had in town. Thankfully, a family membership in a
community-supported agriculture program means I won't get scurvy.
At some point I'll hold office hours with free tater tots, but until then you can always reach me by e-mail or through my cubemate -- gigantic turkey sub: