Sunday, June 17, 2007

Eating L.A. wins best individual blog!

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.

20 comments:

Biffles said...

Congratulations, Pat! you deserve it...all those good things they said are true. Your food writing maintains high standards, yet is consistently approachable. And your writing is always entertaining.

Emmanuelle said...

Bravo and congratulations Pat for this well-deserved award! Coincidently, you can put the plaque to good use as a cheese board...

Professor Salt said...

Way to go, Pat! Congrats.

ipsedixit said...

Congrats. Well deserved.

Christa said...

Congratulations! Yours is the only blog I check every day, for a good reason! Now the big question is, to which restaurant did you go out tonight to celebrate?

Anonymous said...

congratulations...!! I love reading your blog and check in daily...(can't wait for you to try Larkin's)

:: jozjozjoz :: said...

Congrats!

Well deserved!

Ellen Bloom said...

Pat! Pat! Pat! Congratulations. Yes, your blog is must-read for me too. It's always focused, well-researched and fun.

Erin S. said...

Congrats! Thanks to you, I've discovered a lot of great eats in our city.

sku said...

Super-congratulations and well deserved!

Your Gal Pal Pearl said...

I met you at John Colletti's birthday a while back and love your blog! Congrats on the award and be sure to indulge in the bubbly.

Anonymous said...

Woohoo!

Silverlake Bodhisattva

sarah said...

congratulations!

Big Bomb said...

Good job, but watch out for the Belgian Beer >>>>

Anonymous said...

good for you - the comments of the judges matches my sentiments exactly as a non-commenting lurker (but regular visitor). Thanks for the effort made to bring me along on your eating excursions.

Miles said...

Well done and rare. Your blog is the perfect medium for conveying interesting reviews and info! Congrats!

Eddie Lin said...

great work!

Aubrey said...

There are few other bloggers who I feel deserve it as much as you do. My belated standing ovation for you indeed.

Le Lion said...

great job and well deserved! love your blog :)

Anonymous said...

Finally...the folks at the Press Club get something right!!! WOO HOOO, Pat..Sooo thrilled for you...I bet Dana and her Knife turned green! LOL!