We’ve been waiting to announce this for years. Or months that feel like years. And the time is here when we get to introduce you, dear readers, to our new cast of contributors... or, as we like to call them, our Local Scouts.

What are Local Scouts?, you ask. Good question. These Scouts are local folks, respected S.F. bloggers and know-it-alls in their respective “fields”. And they've ever-so-kindly agreed to join us each week with their perspectives as they relate to food (the making and eating of it), as well as what's hot and happening on the current scene of music, culture and arts.

We’ve handpicked a few to get us started. And, without further adieu, we’d like to officially announce our line-up of Local Scouts:

Covering Monday’s “Local Bites” section of foodie news:

Kelsey Elliott of KelsEats

Carina Ost of Mission Fruition

The Street Food Connoisseurs at Roaming Hunger

Covering Wednesday’s “Culture Hunter” collection of local art and music news:

The Talented and Ever-Curious Team at The Bold Italic

Experts in All Things Indie Music The Bay Bridged

Ken Harman, Editor of Hi Fructose

Keep an eye out for new changes on the site to show off the full bios and beautiful mugs of our editorial all-stars.

New Local Scouts, we totally dig you… and we’re glad you seem to dig us back.