Frank Bruni brought the food blogosphere to its knees yesterday with the news that he'd be giving up the restaurant critic beat at the New York Times in August.
So who is going to replace him? And is Craig Laban on the short list?
Well, according to the oddsmakers at Eater, no.
However, in their assessment, the restaurant critics for both the Washington Post and Los Angeles Times are.
So being that Laban is one of the best critics at a next-tier paper (top tier being the Times, Post and LA Times), we're thinking that he'll get consideration. (Clearly, he can still write quite effectively about burgers.)
Whether he has any interest in the position in the first place, who knows.
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