I am hard at work on the next issue of D Magazine. (Translation: I am perfecting the fine art of procrastination by reading every blog in town.) In a post on December 14 on Eatsblog, Leslie â€śCatch a Falling Poundâ€ť Brenner, announced that frequent foodie blog commenter Dallas Dude was “a real person” and was joining the Eatsblog as a community blogger. She writes:
You may know him from his comments as Dallas Dude, but Steven Doyle is a real person — one who, in his job in high-tech sales, does a lot of driving around the DFW. As he does so, he keeps an eye open for great-looking spots to eat. I’m pleased to tell you that Steven will be joining us as a community bloggerâ€¦ Steven Doyle loves Indian, Chinese, “other ethnic cuisines,” and taqueries; his favorite restaurants include La Calle Dolce, York Street and Kalachandji’s Palace and Restaurant.
A few minutes later IÂ discover a City of Ate post written on January 4 by Mr. Dave â€śFairiesâ€ť Faries. Mr. F announces the new line-up for City of Ate 2010 which includes this:
On Thursday, newcomer Steve Doyle pits one restaurant against another in Toque To Toque. It’s a dish against dish battle for supremacy.
I’m confused. Is Dallas Dude a real person or is Steve Doyle a real person? Is the City of Ate Steve Doyle the same as the Eatsblog Steven Doyle? Do both Doyles love Kalachandjiâ€™s?Â Dallas Dude, (I know youâ€™re there), whatâ€™s going on? How can you be two places at once when youâ€™re not anywhere at all?