The Strong Buzz on Substack?!​

Welcome to The Strong Buzz!!

Back in 2003, before Facebook and Twitter and Eater and all of it, I was a freelance writer with an idea for sharing more of my writing with the world. I could only publish what I could sell, but I had so much more to say. (Don't we all?) So, I thought, what if I just put everything I want to say in a blog? My friend Harvey Kreiswirth helped me build the site (long before nifty platforms like Wix and Worldpress) and The Strong Buzz was born. I covered food, restaurants, chefs, trends, farmers, news, reviews, and more. It became one of the first and most celebrated food blogs in the history of, well, blogs. 

Fast forward 10 years. I was now married with two little kids at home and the blogosphere was fairly packed with young people who were out a lot more often than me. So I put The Strong Buzz to bed and focused on my journalism career and on being a mom.

Now my kids are 13 and 9, and I’ve gotten into a better place with balancing writing and parenthood so I’m able to devote a bit more time to the Strong Buzz. So welcome back.

Here on the Strong Buzz on Substack, you'll find the same trustworthy reporting, written with a "strong" sense of humanity and humor as you remember for way back when it all started.

Every week I’ll share restaurant news, reviews, events, recommendations, and personal stories from the life of a single mom in her 50s navigating it all.

Drop me a line and say hi!

I have been waiting for the right time to bring back The Strong Buzz, and it’s arrived! I hope you’ll read it and eat!

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Andrea Strong

Journalist covering the intersection of food, business, law and policy.