Who wants to be the new food critic at Westword?

Three and a half years ago, I arrived back in the Mile High City with nothing but a crazy (to my parents, at least) plan to give up my cushy finance job and work, somehow, in the wine and restaurant industry. The ride's been better than anything I could have ever anticipated, hoped for or dreamed up, especially since I've been lucky enough to spend the last two years telling stories about that industry while watching the restaurant scene in this town continue to soar to greater heights. It's an exhilarating time for eating out in Denver, and I have no doubt that it will only keep getting better from here.

My admiration for (or, um, obsession over) my home town's restaurants will never cease, but I won't be here to see the next phase directly. At the beginning of June, I'm moving back to New York City, which means I'll be giving up my post as Westword's food critic. (And before then, I'll be eating somewhere in the vicinity of five meals a day, trying to relish every morsel of what's great about dining here.)

I really can't sufficiently express my gratitude for my experience in Denver. Thank you all for making this journey so rewarding. I'm really going to miss this town.

The hunt is on for my replacement; here are the details:

Food Critic/Blogger

Westword has an immediate opening for a food critic and blogger. We are looking for a critic who can build on the success of our award-winning food coverage. The ideal candidate must:

* Possess the writing/reporting skills to produce stylish, provocative weekly restaurant reviews in print.

* Have strong opinions that they are prepared to broadcast and defend.

* Enjoy blogging and tweeting about food and restaurants, and understand the potential of those platforms.

* Have a sophisticated knowledge of food and restaurants, either self-taught or through professional kitchen experience/education.

Interested? E-mail a cover letter, résumé and clips or a sample review to: Cafe@westword.com.


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