Brandon, I wonder where in my years of public speaking, public blogging and giving interviews to the media, did you find that I "often criticize San Diego diners for not being advanced, savvy, or open-minded enough". I just don't think that's true. I've been very open with people, including you, that there are things I want to make and sell that there's not a market for in San Diego. I've been careful not to characterize that as a problem with San Diego, but just a mismatch. If I once said something to the effect you suggest, in frustration, it's possible, but I don't remember it; and even then "often" is just something you are making up. Just to make that point quite clearly: below is my entire email to you, that you say "cited frustration about the local dining scene". *** Jay Porter [email protected] Apr 28 to Brandon Hey, thanks Brandon, I really appreciate it. The truth is I'm so burnt out I think it's best I not participate. I don't really see myself being active in the San Diego scene in the future. Seriously, thanks though. Jay Porter *** One final note: San Diego is my hometown. I know who I am and where I'm from, and I don't abide you trying to color me as anti-San Diegan. The awesome irony of you characterizing me that way, while you are in the employ of Jim Holman, does not go unappreciated, at least.
— July 26, 2013 12:06 a.m.

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