Back before I launched Serious Eats Chicago in 2011 (has it really been that long?), I was the editor of Grub Street Chicago for a year and a half. So I was obviously saddened to hear that all of Grub Street's city sites except New York closed today. Mostly, I'm just upset that I won't be able to read what current editor, Mike Gebert, has to say about the dining scene. Along with covering the continuous onslaught of openings, he also took the time to tell the stories of neighborhood restaurants far from downtown. His daily commentary will be missed.
Fortunately, Gebert doesn't sound too shaken. On his personal blog, Sky Full of Bacon, he signed off with no regrets, promising that there is "no danger of my disappearing." Of course, he does have that James Beard Award winning-column, "The Key Ingredient," to work on for the Chicago Reader, plus an assortment of projects. Anyway, I wish him the best of luck.