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Your interim Young & Hungry editor will soon be Michigan-bound for the Christmas weekend, heading to a land of Calvinism, chain restaurants, and Gerald R. Ford idol worship. (My District of Columbia relatives, apparently, were very upset with my grandmother for luring my Foggy Bottom born-and-bred grandfather away from the nation’s capital back in the 1940s.) But with any luck, I’ll soon be enjoying some lovely whitefish pâté and some Ultradogs, pictured above, from this wonderful place.

In the meantime, Young & Hungry will be going on a limited end-of-the-year siesta. We’ll still be posting, just irregularly. (But we have some good stuff planned for next week.) Enjoy your Christmas weekend, wherever it may take you, and have a happy New Year. We’ll be back at full strength in 2011.

Photo by Michael E. Grass