Today is an unusual Family Meal in that there is no news. Or, there is one bit of news:
I am pausing paid subscriptions and taking Family Meal to one day a week for the next two months.
I will do my best to put extra energy into my Twitter and Instagram, so if you’re looking for my endless wit throughout the week, please follow me there. And I’m hoping to get back to recording podcasts ASAP.
But for now, a pause.
If you’re curious, there are three main reasons:
The transition from the last several incredibly newsy years to what feels like a lull, contraction, and shift in restaurant media — some ways good! some ways meh — plus a movement toward recipes-recipes-recipes has made it hard to always find enough news to make two days a week work. I need to figure out what does work. And what’s good for you. I hate sending fluff.
Someone wrote to me recently to tell me I didn’t work hard enough on Family Meal and couldn’t hack it in the kitchen because I don’t have hustle. I definitely couldn’t hack it in the kitchen these days! But… I have a full time job that is not this newsletter. It requires some extra attention for the foreseeable future.
I have a creative project revolving around restaurants that I’m going to work on in whatever spare time I can find. More on that later… I hope!
TLDR: There is not enough (Family Meal style) news in the cycle lately, and there are not enough hours in the day.
That said, I will definitely see you here on Fridays — for free!
Thank you so much for supporting this newsletter until now. The best is yet to come.
(And if for some reason the money-to-value ratio doesn’t work out for your subscription after this break, I will make sure to make everyone whole. Don’t worry.)
Your friend in Hong Kong who talks to you about restaurants from time to time,
You always make it a fun read, even when news is thin.
Good on you, Andrew! Gotta take care or yourself first. Will look for news on Fridays for now.