My spies have notified me that, with Ruth Reichl
coming to GOURMET as the new editor-in-chief,
restaurant reviewer David Rosengarten is departing
pronto. Seems they probably wouldn't get along, to say
the least, but "reason given" has more to do
with how busy David will be advising Warner
LeRoy. Yeah. Meanwhile, I for one am still reeling from
David's recent declaration (in GOURMET) that Il Buco is
the best restaurant in Manhattan.
Ruth is bringing an old pal from the LA TIMES on board
at GOURMET. Didn't catch her name. I'm going to see
Ruth at the Y on Sunday March 7. I'll report here if
anything truly hot occurs.
Meanwhile, Jim Leff deserves a key to the city and an
unlimited expense account for his gustatory and
literary efforts on behalf of the millions of
chowhounds who come and go in this city every day.
Kudos to you, Jim, and your endlessly interesting web
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