So Good isn’t your typical food blog or website. It takes a keen interest in observing how food companies market and advertise products while offering up intriguing Would You Rather? questions, food based Rants and the ever popular Meat Madness, Fast Food Bracket and Snack Madness. So Good is perhaps best known for breaking the Papa John’s “Crybaby” story. That story, along with several other national stories, has lead to widespread Media Coverage of So Good.
The Editor-in-Chief of So Good, Jon Eick (that’s me!), is a humorist, writer and marketing consultant with a background in stand-up, improv, sketch comedy and eating. He has performed comedy off and on throughout the east coast for 9 years including at all the major clubs in the DC/Baltimore area and in NYC. He is uniquely qualified to run a website focused on food and beverages because he has eaten food on a daily basis for 31 consecutive years. A recent study of Jon in social settings found a stunning 59% of his stories contain the word “sandwich.”
Female readers should also be aware that Jon is single, devastatingly handsome and extremely kind to small children and animals.
Originally from Vermont, Jon currently resides in Washington, DC. From November, 2004 – June, 2010 he worked as an Account Manager at the social media firm New Media Strategies, specializing in social media strategy for food & beverage companies. Currently Jon is a freelance marketing consultant.
To learn more about Jon’s thoughts on the world of food, check out his interview with the Washingtonian.
So Good features six contributing writers:
JT - Based in Austin, TX, JT is an avid runner, triathlete & Red Sox fan. Our longest tenured contributor, he often expounds upon BBQ, good & bad marketing campaigns, sports and anything else that strikes his fancy that day. You can find his weekly contributions each Thursday or Friday.
Sam - A recent graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Sam’s weekly Eating Styles polls can be found on Mondays. She also creates our weekly Deep Fried Everything comic strip each Thursday, as well as other occasional posts.
Mark – An upstate New York native that learned to cook at the knees of his Mother. Since then food, beer, wine and spirits have become his major outlet for creativity and stress relief. You can find Mark’s contributions every Monday.
Andy – From Nova Scotia, Andy is our token international representative. As his belt will attest, he’s been a food enthusiast for a very long time. You can find his contributions each Tuesday or Wednesday.
Peter - Peter lives outside Portland, OR and is a frequent fast food eater with a penchant for burgers and fries. You can find his weekly reviews of fast food & snack offerings on Friday.
Cary - Located in Chicago, IL, Cary loves expounding upon the absurdity of food television, marketing and product gimmicks. He contributes whenever he feels like it, so back off!