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Our foodbloogers were called away this week so we're late to the table of the ruckus that's been caused by an article in the March issue of Food & Wine. Columnist Pete Wells looks into food blogs and finds, more often than not, "tiny empires of boredom." And what happens? The emperors get pissed!

Responding to Wells' accusation that "eating a cheese sandwich qualifies as a hot scoop for legions of bloggers," they declared this past Thursday Cheese Sandwich Day. Kalyn's Kitchen does a great job of summing up the drama; it's a good read. Some of the better looking cheese sandwiches of the week: happy and sad, raclette, on black china rice bread, heart-shaped panini, grilled cheese with ham, crustless and spicy in India, and too many to mention. And of course there is now a t-shirt shop, too.

We came to all this through local foodblogger Eddie Lin, whose posts at Deep End Dining escaped criticism. Reading his account of eating still-wriggling octopus tentacles proves why: he's adventurous, brave, possibly insane, and a great writer to boot. He'd probably eat a boot, if there was a good tradition behind it, and enough spices on top.

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In honor of the bloggers, we suggest more cheese sandwiches, anytime. Got any good cheese sandwich restaurants to recommend?