Don Cuevas, Anonimo, Michael Warshauer -- under whatever name you first encountered him, Mike was a treasury of culinary knowledge, quick quips, ever quick on the draw with the perfect pun.
Many of us knew him first on Thorn Tree, where he was the reigning Mexican food expert. He graced TTR, then generously shared his expertise here on Anyport. The Tacolandia thread would be nothing without his informed and well-illustrated input, but he contributed all around the forum with wit and verve. He only linked to one of his blogs on his mini-profile here, but that wasn't his only output.
It is definitely our greatest loss since hwinpp. On other sites, I have been around long enough to see other people disappear, sometimes greatly missed (such as Ben Haines, a European rail information god) and others whose name I will not mention. On Trip Advisor, one of the Paris destination experts died about six months ago. Lots of the casual users made knee jerk posts saying things like "what a tragedy" or "this is a terrible loss" but many of the more established regulars said nothing or a cryptic "she will be missed by many." The person in question was a pretty horrible bitch whom few people missed.
As for Don Cuevas, he was always delightful here. Although I never met him in person, I appreciated his curiosity about other posts. Even though he rarely strayed from the food threads, every now and then he delighted us with a comment elsewhere. None of us can be interested in everything but when he made a comment about other subjects, it was always authentic.
Ben Haines also seemed like a lovely man, and I'm glad people are remembering him. We had quite a bit of private online conversation about our respective neighbourhoods and many other things. He was very active - a deacon, if I recall - in his CofE church - in a congregation where there were more Caribbeans and people of ther origins than "bog standard" Brits, and in many social initiatives. He had that dry, wry wit.