Sam Sifton to Be National Editor at The New York Times, New Restaurant Critic TBD

Well, after some speculation last week, it's now official: Sam Sifton, restaurant critic for The New York Times, has announced his departure from that position. As he wrote on Twitter just a few minutes ago, "I'm stepping down as restaurant critic to be the national editor of The Times. #checkplease." He leaves the position to be the paper's national editor, having been the chief restaurant critic (and, by association, the most important voice in New York City food criticism) for two years. Let the search for the new critic begin!

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