Zachary Feldman Takes Over Long-Vacant Village Voice Restaurant-Critic Role

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Almost one year after the alt-weekly fired veteran food writer Robert Sietsema and co-critic Tejal Rao resigned, the Village Voice has named Zachary Feldman as its new food critic. (Rao is now writing about restaurants at Tasting Table, while Sietsema is reviewing for Eater NY.) While the paper has been running informal reviews — some written by Feldman — since last spring, it has not had a designated critic. "People want the Village Voice to succeed," says editor Tom Finkel on the shift. [Capital NY, Related]