Noted as one of the few faceless critics in town, SF Weekly's formidable and wildly intelligent food editor Jonathan Kauffman will leave the local alt-weekly for Tasting Table, formerly edited by friend of SFist Scott Hocker. SF Weekly notes: "After two years of serving as SF Weekly's lead food critic and writer, Kauffman is moving on to a new gig as the S.F. editor at Tasting Table. Kauffman will continue writing his weekly column and posts for SFoodie, SF Weekly's food blog, through May 1. Through that time Kauffman will also continue his popular blog series Rice Plate Journal, about Chinatown eateries, and SF 50, a countdown of San Francisco's 50 best dishes."
Also, get your resumes and cover letters ready, gastronomes who write. SF Weekly is also looking for a new food editor. Be smart, punchy, and prepared to come up with 1,000 synonyms for "pop-up."
In related news, Tablehopper's Marcia Gagliardi will take on the role as 7x7's new contributing food editor, breathing new life in the glossy magazine's food voice. Look for her tenure to commence in the June issue. But fret not, fans! She will continue to keep Tablehopper as crisp and fresh as ever while working for 7x7.