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Achewood's Chris Onstad Named Mercury Food Critic

The Portland Mercury has tapped a familiar local name to replace departing food critic Tony Perez. Chris Onstad — best known to Portland readers as the creator of webcomic Achewood, author of an irreverent Achewood cookbook, and an amusing Twitterer — will take over the reviewing job in a few weeks.

Per the Mercury's official announcement/bio, Onstad's writing has been published in Saveur, The New Yorker, and GQ, and readers familiar with his comics notice recurring food and drink themes (Onstad's an avid cook). He also may or may not have a thing for testicles.

So, as we bid farewell to Tony, a hearty congrats on the new gig, Chris! Welcome to the fray.
· Meet Your New Mercury Food Critic [Blogtown]