For more than a decade, New Times
has offered South Florida's most extensive food coverage. From our food blogs -- Short Order
and Clean Plate Charlie
-- to the Voice Places
directory of restaurants to our weekly reviews
, the coverage equals or betters any in the American Southeast. Journalism awards have certified this.
But times are changing and digital coverage is becoming increasingly important. So we have a new team to handle this. Gone is food critic Lee Klein, who has long been the dean of South Florida restaurant reviewers. He's a genius, and I will miss him.
A corps of folks -- past and present contributors -- will take his place. Laine Doss, a longtime freelancer, will take on a full-time staff roll as food and spirits reporter -- and leader of our online efforts. Alex Rodriguez, a contributor to Short Order, moves into the assistant web editor role.
Restaurant criticism will be offered by several writers with years of food experience. Among them are Emily Codik, a Duke graduate with more than a decade of restaurant experience; Lesley Elliott, who has written many reviews for us in the past; Zach Fagenson, a local journalism and food stalwart; and Bill Citara, who writes our food newsletter and was once a San Francisco Examiner
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