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Apr 9, 2014 12:53 PM

RIP, Steven Shaw (eGullet founder)

Steven, a co-founder of what many of us (esp in the NJ/NYC area) think of as the first food community, passed away suddenly yesterday. I thought I'd post the info on CH, as many of us "started" on eG before migrating over to CH.

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  1. I am so sorry to hear that. Thanks Curlz for letting us know.

        1. Steven Shaw's blog was what led me to Chowhound (before there was an egullet).

          1. And of course, Steven was on Chowhound before eGullet. I didn't realize he was so young. He was always a mensch in my dealings with him.

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            1. re: Dave Feldman

              Didn't realize that; I stumbled on to eG close to ten years ago and it was the first food community I encountered. I was at a few group dinners with Fat Guy (C46 in Ridgefield NJ for Chinese New Year was the first, iirc) and ran in to him a couple of times at the Big Apple BBQ Block Party in subsequent years. He was always personable and his food knowledge was off the charts.

              1. re: Dave Feldman

                I remember reading his stuff back when he had The Fat Guy blog while still lawyering at a white shoe law firm.

                And at the time, around the late 1990s, I thought he was already in his 50s or so.

                But in reality, he was only in his mid to late 20s.

                RIP The Fat Guy