A name came up in conversation this week while I was at the event for Dennis Lane. That name was HowChow. We must have been talking about blogs that we miss. The disappearance of HowChow has left a big hole in the HoCo blogging scene, and the HoCo food scene. I had the great fortune to meet him once. You can read about it here.
This post about pretzel rolls is probably my favorite.
When I got home I looked at the last post, dated January 4th. Something caught my eye: the number of comments. There are 78 comments, and the most recent one is dated October 13th. So I started to read them.
The story of the comment thread is, at first, a lament of the disappearance of HowChow. But then the community of readers that have formed around the blog continue the thread by sharing their own information about local restaurant experiences. In their own way, they are keeping the HowChow community alive.
There's also a mention of a subReddit for Howard County food and restaurants.
On August 24th, one commenter chimes in:
Hope Mr and Mrs HowChow are doing okay.