Today marks the start of the Seattle Burger Battle's second round, which we hope you'll find filling, since nothing else is planned for the blog this week.
Voracious is taking a brief intermission to facilitate an internal software update. We're not going anywhere, but while us writerly types adjust to the new technology, we'll be posting at a scaled-back pace. The plan's for your favorite columnists to return to the regular schedule next Monday.
In the meantime, you can dedicate the hours usually reserved for Voracious reading to burger sampling. Sixteen worthy contenders are counting on your vote to propel them into the Burger Battle quarterfinals. Plan your research lunches now: We promise not to distract you.
Thanks much for your patience and understanding. See you next week.