Eater Snatches Up Newly Unemployed Robert Sietsema

robert sietsema hired at eater

Only time could tell what revered food critic Robert Sietsema would do with all his spare time after being tossed asunder by the layoff happy Village Voice overlords. Well, “time” turned out to be just under two weeks, and he’s landed at Eater. A lucky snag for the site, to be sure, but they’ve never featured restaurant reviews. How will Sietsema possibly contribute? Eater’s announcement put it like this:

“Sietsema’s pieces will not be reviews. Instead, he’ll write microneighborhood dining guides from the outer reaches of every borough and file on crucial overlooked discoveries as he continues his explorations of New York’s restaurant universe.”

“Microneighborhood dining guides,” ey? His inaugural piece is said to publish later today, so here’s hoping it’s about the best lunch bets on Broadway between Houston and Prince. We’re hungry. In all seriousness this announcement is a puzzling one in the revolving door world of food writing, and we’re staying tuned to see how it shapes up.

[h/t Eater]

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