So, in about a week, my Jersey City chronicles will draw to a close. I’ve accepted a position as Chef at Snowdonia (click, contribute, follow, visit), and I’m going to be doing the best work of my life there. Seriously, if you like beer and food, you’re insane not to visit us. I’ve loved my time in Jersey City, but commuting across two rivers is a daunting proposition at best. So for all the New Yorkers who made fun of me for living in the Garden State, you win. I’ve drunk deep from the Kool-Ade that the greatest city in the world has to offer, and am now officially one of you. And I bid a fond farewell to all the JC tumblr followers, and I hope you’ll continue to follow my exploits as I take the helm at my first restaurant. Special thanks go out to the crew at Thirty Acres, in my opinion one of the best restaurants on either side of the Hudson, to Twin Cities supermarket for having a more varied and diverse selection than Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s put together, to the crew at 3 Guys from Italy for making the best white pizza for miles, to my landlord and all my neighbors, and to whoever it was that decided to lower the sales tax in Jersey City to 3.5%. Hint to other states: if you want to encourage businesses and consumers, forget lowering income or property taxes and just CUT THE SALES TAX!