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All this week, your semi-humble Y&H will be doing what comes naturally — stuffing his face. I wish I could say I’m doing it all for pleasure, but, in fact, it’s for a cause other than to expand my waistline. I’m searching for more worthy contenders for this year’s Young & Hungry Dining Guide, which will hit the streets on June 18.

Taking my place on the blog this week is a writer you likely know already: Sasha Issenberg, the Washington correspondent for Monocle. He may be better known to you as the author of The Sushi Economy, his excellent book on the history, trade, economics, and sheer gustatory pleasure of raw fish.

Issenberg made a strong Y&H debut with a rare weekend item about Atwater’s Bakery getting the squeeze from health authorities at the Arlington Farmers Market. He clearly doesn’t grasp the idea of creating low expectations so that he can smash them later.

Issenberg will have free reign all week on the blog. Treat him well or I will release the hounds.