LA Weekly Adds Wine, Food Critics

The journalistic place setting of Jonathan Gold is a big one to fill. So it makes sense that several new hires have been tasked at LA Weekly with taking over the Pulitzer Prize winner’s culinary beat.

Editor-in-chief Sarah Fenske announced today that Amy Scattergood, the editor of Squid Ink, has been promoted to the position of LA Weekly food editor. Under her command will be new three employees, including food blogger Garrett Snyder. Per Fenske:

You may remember Snyder’s byline from that awesomely knowledgeable list of LA’s Best Sushi Places – or his thrilling description of an underground dinner thrown by the Vagrancy Project. Garret graduated from Loyola Marymount University just two years ago, but he’s already one of this city’s best food bloggers, and we’re thrilled to have him on staff.

Also joining Scattergood and Snyder at the reset table will be drinks columnist Patrick Comiskey, a senior contribitor to Wine & Spirits magazine as well as the LA Times, and new food critic Besha Rodell. Rodell comes to LA Weekly from Creative Loafing in Atlanta, where she was an award-winning food editor. Congrats to all.

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