I was very suprised when Eating L.A. won Best Individual Blog last night at the L.A. Press Club awards, up against political, fashion, opinion and law blogs. Here's what the judges said: "Writer does a great job of merging personality and topic, producing an engaging voice. Well-informed without coming across as elitist. Great showcasing of related blogs and resources. Comes across as a 'come with me' adventure for writer and user."
Very cool, because that's exactly what I was trying to do!
Congratulations also to Jonathan Gold who won best review or criticism for his Counter Intelligence column in the L.A. Weekly and to all the other winners. And no, the famously reclusive Nikki Finke didn't show up to receive her Entertainment Journalist of the Year award.