Alex Springer is a SLUG Mag all-star, plain and simple. He joined the SLUG team in May of 2012, and has since demonstrated his refined, global palate through writing food reviews—check out his list of restaurants open on Thanksgiving on pg. 40! Springer has a strong sense of the people behind our community’s food culture, and he loves meeting and interviewing interesting folks. Also catch his interview with Hala Saleh, developer of the NomNom Finder app on pg. 22. He also provides adroit book, video game and film reviews for the magazine—just the type of guy you want teaching English and journalism to ninth and 10th graders, which is his day job. What a rad teacher!