I just returned from a terrific HO Down lunch with @ieatalotoficecream, @Sra.Swanky and @winecountrygirl, where we chatted about ways to increase traffic on our board (among other things!). It was fantastic to put faces to names and learn a little more about everyone’s backgrounds, etc. My lunch dates today have lived in Westchester much longer than I have, so they have a tremendous depth of knowledge regarding restaurants and food shopping (PS ladies, my husband was hungry when he picked me up so we stopped into Exit 4 so he could grab a bite - thanks for the tip!).
Anyway, after chatting with my fellow HOs today I am even more curious to know more about our other board members! I have seen a couple of “getting to know you” threads on other boards, so I thought I would steal the idea and start a little survey here - if you don’t mind sharing, it would be great to know where you live (and where else in the area you have lived/are familiar with), how you ended up on Hungry Onion, and anything else you might like to share about your food interests.
I’ll go first: I recently moved to Yonkers from Sunnyside, Queens, and went to college and grad school in Rochester, NY. I still work in Manhattan, so I eat out a fair bit in the city as well as Westchester. I found HO after the implosion of Chowhound, after reading various oblique references to HO on the Home Cooking board there. Foodwise, I’m an avid home cook, and although I generally lead a low-carb lifestyle for weight loss maintenance purposes, I also love to bake. Now that we have outdoor space, smoking BBQ has become a new obsession, so you can expect plenty of posts on that subject as the weather improves!