One of the boys of SF Weekly sounds a bit envious today at the announcement that Eater SF‘s Paolo Lucchesi would be leaving blogistan for the food department at the SF Chronicle (AKA The Tower of Bauer) — SFoodie’s John Birdsall rather snidely notes “After spending two years at Eater calling him Mikey Two Stars, and even busting his cover, Paolo Lucchesi will be calling Chronicle executive food editor ‘boss.'”

Hmm, this certainly provides some insight into why Birdsall seems to prefer to talk shit about sites smaller than his own — less to worry about if/when on the job search if you mainly punch down. If only Paolo had followed Birsdall’s lead and spent more time picking on Tumblrs and WordPress.com blogs, less discussing SFGate/Chron content!

Lucchesi, for his part, graciously declined to comment on Birdsall’s worries on his behalf. Good luck, Paolo, you know we’re sincere when we say that we’re rooting for you.

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Eve Batey is the editor and publisher of the San Francisco Appeal. She used to be the San Francisco Chronicle's Deputy Managing Editor for Online, and started at the Chronicle as their blogging and interactive editor. Before that, she was a co-founding writer and the lead editor of SFist. She's been in the city since 1997, presently living in the Outer Sunset with her husband, cat, and dog. You can reach Eve at eve@sfappeal.com.

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    And while it’s obvious why Paolo would take the career move, it’s not clear to me that this isn’t a net loss for the rest of us. I liked Lucchesi right where he was. It’s hard to believe he’s going to able to produce the same type of content at the Chron. Am I wrong?