As part of its new direction, Eater is about to make an ambitious leap into the realm of restaurant criticism for the very first time in its nine-year history. To that end, the blog’s New York site is bumping up the venerable Robert Sietsema’s job duties to include food criticism of popular and far-flung places all around the five boroughs. Beginning next month, veteran editor and food critic Bill Addison will take on the role of the site’s restaurant editor, for which he will roam the country and review the most essential restaurants. Finally, current Bloomberg critic Ryan Sutton has been hired to be the site’s New York City head critic, a role that will encompass “data analysis and modern metrics to the often opaque world of restaurant and nightlife pricing,” in addition to reviews. [Eater, Related]
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