Jeff Overley Leaves the Orange County Register

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Jeff Overley, the longest-tenured writer of the Food Frenzy blog at The Orange County Register, community reporter and restaurant critic, announced his resignation today.

Overley and his wife are moving to New York City and are about to discover the wonder of appetizing.

Zabar's will empty your wallet in one single, ecstatic rush, Jeff; Russ and Daughters alone ought to cause you to swoon with delight, and then there's Katz's. Oh, and they have some other food in New York, too.

Food Frenzy will be left in the capable hands of Claudia Koerner and a journalist to be named later. There've been many staff changes on Food Frenzy; we wish Claudia and her new colleague good luck.

Come back soon for a visit, Jeff; we'll keep the pho broth hot and the masa fina ready for you.

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wallbangr
wallbangr

Bummer.  I enjoyed your writing, Jeff.  Best of luck in NYC

Joe Daark
Joe Daark

So sad. Jeff was one of the best food writers out of ALL the food blogs in Orange County. He will be VERY missed!

fluffatu
fluffatu

I read stick a fork in it along with food frenzy (espeically Jeff's positings) for really fun and useful food info. I, for one, will be sad to see him go. I also think it's cool that you guys have enough respect for each other to comment on each other's stories and to refer to each other so genuinely.

p.s. I would write this on the Register's website, but they switched posts only allowing from a Facebook account. Lame. So hope you are reading this, Jeff!

Jeff Overley
Jeff Overley

I must say, having my departure be deemed headline-worthy is absolutely rad. Thanks, guys, much love.

Newportblue65
Newportblue65

Jeff who ?....I always read OCWEEKLY for food news around town ! .........

JB
JB

DL...regarding your comment to Mr. Overley on the Food Frenzy blog...H&H shut their UWS bagelry one day this summer.  The "warehouse" store, on (I think) 12th Avenue in midtown, is still open. 

But may I suggest he ride the 8th Avenue local down to 23rd Street to get a bagel at Murray's [east side of the street bet. 22nd & 23rd], where the product is 1,000x better. 

And yes...Amy's Bread is NY's "La Brea," so to speak  ;-)

-- JB

909Jeff
909Jeff

Grey and white... Is that the Register uniform?

Joe
Joe

I really liked your blog, Jeff.  I've learned a lot about OC food from that one and OC Weekly.  I won't comment any more on the Register blogs or articles because I don't need all the Register whackos to see me real name.  A pity that they went to the facebook-only comment system.  Goos luck to you.

Dzabar
Dzabar

New York is a very welcoming town. See you here. 

Dave Lieberman
Dave Lieberman

WHAT?!

WHAAAAAAAAAAT?!

The sun... it is dark in my eyes... AUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGH! *leaps from tower, arms outstretched*

Dave Lieberman
Dave Lieberman

It's how you know you're part of the 99%. The 1% get gold trim at the waist and ankles of their pants.

20ftJesus
20ftJesus

Actually, I never liked that Overley guy because of the way he worshiped IN&OUT. 

DanGarion
DanGarion

Yes how dare someone worship a SoCal standard.

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