He can work magic with tech that's, well, magic to me. His link-rounding-up prowess is legendary. His smartassedness -- like in his movie reviews (see a bunch here) -- is worthy. He puns by the ton. (Yes, I just verbed "pun." You can just ignore that if it bugs you.) And he eats well, and writes well about eating well.
And on top of all that, he makes his wife and my friend shadesong very, very happy.
So I toast the Jewish McDreamy (he really does need to be played by Patrick Dempsey in the movie of his life). May this day bring many good things to his tongue.