I have been asked the question about 1,000 times since my friend and champion Sam Sifton left his post as critic. I have conjectured and debated like everyone else. I have known this news for about 10 days and of course did not scoop my employer…but I am so happy to finally say..number one..that I was right…and number two that we have a new critic and his name is Pete Wells. http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/11/15/the-times-names-a-new-restaurant-critic-and-dining-editor/
Congrats, boss. I hope to get the call to duty. Your predecessors have called for my undaunted appetite to assist in the tasting tasks of the Times. I’ll be waiting.