We all knew it would eventually happen, but Eater finally launched its Chicago and Austin editions today. The big question in Chicago was who was going to be editor. Would Eater go with some scrappy newcomer or an old established pro? Turns out the new guy is the same guy that Eater picked two years ago before the recession stalled the expansion. Ari Bendersky, who has recently been running Foodie the App, is back at the wheel. For the Austin site, Eater went with an insider and tapped their own Associate Editor Paula Forbes. We welcome them both to the wide world of daily restaurant news. [Eater]
Open now Chicago and Austin.