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Nov 6, 2013 07:32 PM

Exile Kiss Blog

I first read about Exile's blog here on chowhound ( and am sad to see no updates for the last few years. It was a great resource for LA food.

Does anyone know what's happened to it?

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  1. It's still there, just (as you said) no activity since 2011.

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    1. re: J.L.

      More and more of his pics are breaking unfortunately...

    2. One of the great mysteries of the LA blogging and chowhound worlds. Those who actually know, or seem/pretend to, guard the secret like nuclear launch codes. Chowhound mods pounce on any discussion of who (or what) Exile Kiss is/was, and ERASE.
      So this too will shortly be wiped clean like the memories of many recent movie characters.

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          1. re: J.L.

            Are you ExileKiss?!? Let's see. E is the 5th letter of the alphabet and K is the 11th letter, which if you multipled gives you 55. J is the 10th letter, L is the 12th letter, which if you multiple gives you 120. Yeah, I got nothin'.

            1. re: TheOffalo

              Again, my ruse is working... Hehehe

              1. re: J.L.

                We ALL know....
                J.L. = Jim Leff
                Exile Kiss = Eats Kevin

                1. re: Ciao Bob

                  Exile is a popular band in Japan. Also, Exile Kiss wrote using emoticons much like a Japanese high school girl. Is there a connection? Well, I used to wonder, until I stopped.

                  1. re: Tripeler

                    Funny, but for some reason I thought Exile Kiss was a young Asian woman.

                    1. re: foodiemahoodie

                      Perhaps, but a young Asian woman who has great fluency in food and cooking.

                      1. re: foodiemahoodie

                        We all did...until we learned otherwise lol

                        1. re: ns1

                          Shhh.... This post will self-destruct in 10 seconds....

                          I actually think that either another poster or exile kiss himself commented about his gender one time.

                      2. re: Tripeler

                        exile was an american pop group that a big hit in 1978 with the song, "i want to kiss you all over."

                        1. re: linus

                          Wait a minute, Exile...Kiss, both bands that had hits in 1978...

                          Could it be Exile Kiss is actually two people?, one from the band Exile and one from Kiss. I have no idea who it would be from Exile, but who from Kiss? I'm going with Ace Frehley :-)

                        2. re: Tripeler

                          no, that's not it! "the exile kiss" is a cyberpunk novel by george alec effinger.

                          i'm guessing that exilekiss just got burnt out on blogging.

                  1. I'm just reviving this thread as I've been intrigued about Exile Kiss' disappearance. Anyone care to share?

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                        1. re: trolley

                          Those who know won't say. Those that say don't know.

                            1. re: trolley

                              Pinky swear is my best guess...but it could be an NSA metadata dealie whacker for all I know.

                              1. re: Servorg

                                Does anyone know, or wish to reveal who funds the website still?

                      1. re: trolley

                        Sworn to secrecy... It's like Fight Club.

                        1. re: J.L.

                          you guys! it's too much! I know he's gone so I should just accept it and move on. finding out what happened to him isn't going to change my life but it's still a nice to know.

                          1. re: J.L.

                            I take you know their secret identity and have sworn to never reveal it?

                            1. re: foodiemahoodie


                              Any time a discussion of EK comes up, J.L. chimes in with these not-so-subtle hints that s/he knows "the secret", but then faux-demures with a "*whoops*, did I just say that?" I fell for it once a few years back, but I no longer do. It's awfully tiresome.

                              Mr Taster

                              1. re: Mr Taster

                                Sorry. I will not do it anymore.

                        2. I really respected his blog posts. I thought they were Pullitzer-worthy.

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                            1. re: vickie2172

                              I wouldn't go quite that far, but there was a honesty and decency to them that stood out on CH. And they were valuable as a reference.