LA Weekly has hired Besha Rodell to be their new restaurant critic. Rodell was until recently the critic at Creative Loafing in Atlanta, where her position was a victim of the paper's "restructuring." Her work has garnered her a Beard nomination and two wins in the Association of Food Journalists' "newspaper feature writing" category.
Rodell has big shoes to fill at her new job: her predecessor Jonathan Gold famously won the first Pulitzer ever awarded to a food critic. Gold left LA Weekly in February to go write for the Los Angeles Times. Congratulations to Rodell.
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[Photo: Creative Loafing]