Well, I Got Nominated For Saveur’s 2016 Blog Awards

A few weeks back I received an odd email from Saveur, a fancy food magazine, stating that I was a finalist in their 2016 blog awards.

At first I thought it was a prank, so I didn’t think too much about it. Until I realized it wasn’t a joke. So which one of you clowns nominated me? Fess up!

Either way, I’m flattered you guys did. I generally do not believe I am eligible for any kind of food writing awards due to the fact that I constantly talk about my penis, or I because I eat actual penises. That, and I do really interesting things to your mother, like shave racing stripes into her butt hair.

But, hey, there was the Chicago Reader award last year, which features an excellent photo of meTo date, this is the only award I have ever won.

Spaghettios alla Carbonara Egg

I’m genuinely overwhelmed.

Plus, I’m delighted by the idea of mommy food bloggers coming to my site from a fancy one and being absolutely disgusted at the fact that I’m a horrible, vulgar person who eats garbage and packing peanuts.

It’s likely I won’t be able to make the trip to New York at the end of September for the awards ceremony because the usual money concerns.

But also, much more importantly, my sister is getting married at the beginning of October. And there’s no way I’m even risking missing that.

Either way, if you feel like voting for me, you can do so at the Saveur voting page (scroll way down to the humor section). You’re allowed to vote once a day. Frankly, I think you should vote for Robyn, who is a friend of mine. She’s a better writer and a much better human being than I am. That should be rewarded more than me eating glue sticks.

Considering I started this site to piledrive my actual food writing career into the ground, this is a very interesting turn of events.


Anyway, now that this announcement is over, enjoy this picture of me that my friend Jesse made for no reason.

Thank you all for being here with me. I love you guys.


  31 comments for “Well, I Got Nominated For Saveur’s 2016 Blog Awards

  1. Andrew Jaffe
    August 9, 2016 at 6:16 PM

    This made my day in the very best of ways. Congrats, well-deserved for… well, whatever the hell it is you do.

    • Dennis Lee
      August 10, 2016 at 3:36 PM

      Thanks Andrew! I still don’t know what I do.

  2. August 9, 2016 at 7:49 PM

    OMG your blog is hilarious. Well-deserved. Hope to meet you in NYC.

    • Dennis Lee
      August 10, 2016 at 3:39 PM

      Thanks Soe. I’ll probably accidentally kill myself before then with this antifreeze and gin cocktail I’m making. You’re a medical student, right? Nothing wrong could possibly happen.

  3. Karen Z
    August 9, 2016 at 9:57 PM

    All the 4 Z’s are excited as hell that you, the populist, politically incorrect food blogger that you are, have garnered this nomination!! Negating the Trump theme however: No narcissism here. Tiny stuffed animals are not a narcissist’s biggest admirers. Could a ‘groundswell’ of popularity be interpreted as penis-related? Hope so! Yay Dannis!!!

    • Dennis Lee
      August 10, 2016 at 3:40 PM

      Oh Karen, thank you and the Z’s for keeping my chin up during the hardest times. I am a true champion of stupidity and am probably going to drive this blog off a cliff someday. I can’t believe people read this shit.

  4. Davida
    August 10, 2016 at 12:44 AM


    • Dennis Lee
      August 10, 2016 at 3:41 PM


  5. August 10, 2016 at 8:04 AM

    Chef BoyarREE! (Or is it LEE?) You are my hero! Congrats!!

    • Dennis Lee
      August 10, 2016 at 3:41 PM

      Thanks Derrick. I am now ready to destroy a pizza of my own creation.

  6. Josh
    August 10, 2016 at 8:26 AM

    I’m glad that Harvey and Mr. Bee are in the picture. Hopefully people will be swayed by that and won’t actually come read the site, because that would cause vomiting and a severe inability to vote.

    For reals though, now that you are nominated, you have to post more. Post about the delicious pizzas you’re making. we don’t care. I THOUGHT YOU WERE DEAD DANNIS. 🙁

    • Dennis Lee
      August 10, 2016 at 3:42 PM


      I have a post that’ll come out soon. My new schedule has been very taxing on me so I am doing my best.

  7. Neurozach
    August 10, 2016 at 12:09 PM

    Couldn’t be awarded to a more deserving person! This silly little motherfucking blog has brought me much joy.

    • Dennis Lee
      August 10, 2016 at 3:43 PM

      No, the nomination is to Harvey and Mr. Bee, who are still plotting to kill me. I still gave them a little hug anyway.

  8. songstarliner
    August 10, 2016 at 4:54 PM

    That is amazing and you’re goddamned right I’ll be voting for you – *clicks linky*

    Oh Saveur magazine, we have such sights to show you …

    • Dennis Lee
      August 11, 2016 at 3:37 PM

      This whole thing is pretty hilarious. Let’s drive my entire website off a cliff.

  9. Robyn
    August 10, 2016 at 7:43 PM

    I see wut you did there…

    (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻

    ( ̄ω ̄)

    “Better human”? Ridiculous. YOU DON’T KNOW ME, I CAN BE A GARBAGE HUMAN


    In conclusion YAY YOUUUU!!!


    (I dunno how to write anymore, that’s why I gotta use emoticons.)

    • Dennis Lee
      August 11, 2016 at 3:39 PM

      No, seriously, I’m a flaming pile of human filth. You are so much nicer and kinder than me. Better if you win, and laugh all the way from Norway.

  10. Jared Wong
    August 10, 2016 at 8:45 PM

    “This is when everything is comin’ up Dannis!”

    • Dennis Lee
      August 11, 2016 at 3:40 PM

      I don’t know about that just yet. But Davida is visiting tomorrow and that is pretty much the only thing I need right now. Someone to slap poison out of my hand before it reaches my mouth.

  11. Emily
    August 11, 2016 at 1:59 PM

    Totally voted. Most food blogs make us feel like fuckups who aren’t living our Best Lives and there are hardly any dicks. Yours shows us a man pushing the boundaries of human endurance and there are so many dicks, just dicks everywhere. The choice is clear.

    • Dennis Lee
      August 11, 2016 at 3:41 PM

      A lot of the other blogs are Best Lives blogs and I looked at them and felt bad about myself. I should not feel bad about myself when I read someone else’s blog. Whoever comes to my blog should feel GOOD about themselves because they aren’t an infected pile of Play-Doh.

  12. Suzy Richmond
    August 11, 2016 at 5:13 PM

    I voted! Love you Danis!

    • Dennis Lee
      August 12, 2016 at 12:48 AM

      THANK YOU!

      • Suzy Richmond
        August 12, 2016 at 6:41 PM

        I voted again. You are brilliant and if you come to Madison please go to

        I voted for you again and if you come to Madison please come to

        I voted again today– if you come to Madison please drop in on
        Savers (I price books).



  13. August 12, 2016 at 7:34 PM

    I’ve been voting every day! Also thanks for the shout-out but I don’t even use that Twitter anymore; @mezzmerzbow is my actual one, or send people to the link on this comment

    • Dennis Lee
      August 24, 2016 at 12:09 PM

      Thanks Jesse! I fixed the link a while back.

  14. Shawn
    August 15, 2016 at 12:50 PM

    Voted. Keep being awesome.

    • Dennis Lee
      August 24, 2016 at 12:09 PM

      Thanks, Shawn. Will this nomination keep me from being a loser? Just kidding. Nothing can do that.

  15. Susan
    August 23, 2016 at 9:26 PM

    I love both your blog and Robyn’s, and she commanded that we vote for you on her blog. YOU GUYS ARE CONFUSING US!

    • Dennis Lee
      August 24, 2016 at 12:16 PM


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