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Sam Sifton

  1. Thanksgiving
    The New York Times Pens Legendary Correction for Its Big ThanksgivingBungled chile peppers and misidentified pawpaws, but no mention of grape salad.
  2. Grapegate
    New York Times Agrees to Stop Trolling Minnesota With Its RidiculousThe paper admits it may have missed the mark this time.
  3. Burning Questions
    Sam Sifton Is Inspiring Tomorrow’s Food Critics on RedditThe NYT Cooking poobah says he got some medium-rare fried cow brain in St. Louis one time.
  4. Appointments
    Sam Sifton Will Edit the Times’ Newly Renamed ‘Food’The newspaper man and former critic is the first to hold the job title since Craig Claiborne.
  5. Quote of the Day
    Sam Sifton Waxes Philosophical on CockroachesIt’s not the roach itself, he says, it’s what the roach stands for.
  6. Food News
    The New York Times Closes Down Diner’s JournalAnother big announcement from the newspaper’s food section.
  7. ink-stained wretches
    New York Times Focused on Snow Fall–ingSome big staff changes.
  8. Food News
    Sam Sifton Returning to Food Coverage at the New York TimesThe former critic has a big, new role at the paper, part of which involves a new “dining news product.”
  9. Media
    Chris Pandel Tells The New York Times How To Clean MushroomsPandel in the NYT.
  10. Dinner Parties
    Mark Bittman and Sam Sifton Team Up for Civilized FeastThis is how they do it.
  11. Fin
    What It’s Like Fishing in Post-Sandy New York City WatersThey’ve got some stories to tell, too.
  12. The Other Critics
    Past New York Times Critics: They Reminisce Over FoodReichl, Grimes, Bruni, and Sifty talk shop.
  13. Quote of the Day
    At Least He Doesn’t Have to Deal With Tasting Menus AnymoreSam Sifton misses his critic gig.
  14. The New York Diet
    Sam Sifton’s Deadlines Screw Up His Dinner Plans“Anchovies don’t play well in the newsroom.”
  15. The Quest For Better Bagels
    Times Puts Together a Restaurant Wishlist“Dear Restaurant Scene of NYC … “
  16. Neighborhood Watch
    The Sifty Red HookBurgers, you bet. Late night and delivery? Fuggedaboutit.
  17. Chasing Choi
    Sam Sifton Waxes Poetic on Roy ChoiThe scribe calls the chef a poet, whose verses “taste of Los Angeles.”
  18. Mediavore
    President Obama’s Shark Fin Faux-Pas; Dino’s Burgers Opens in Pico-RiveraTongues wag as The Commander in Chief goes to one of San Francisco’s last restaurant’s serving the banned delicacy.
  19. Imports
    Sam Sifton Lands in Los Angeles, Makes Ed Hardy JokeThe recently promoted critic also eats at Mozza.
  20. Other Cities
    Sifton’s Replacement at the NYT: Pete WellsHe’s been Dining Editor at the paper since 2006.
  21. The Other Critics
    Eric Asimov Takes the Times Critic Job, for NowHe’ll be filling in for the time being.
  22. ink-stained wretches
    Which New York Times Reporter Looks an Awful Lot Like Matthew Broderick?Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?
  23. Gratitude
    Aw, Shucks: Island Creek to Thank Per Se Staff With Impromptu Raw BarIsland Creek is psyched about their ‘Times’ mention.
  24. Quote of the Day
    Putting a Critic to BedJeffrey Tascarella pens a postscript to the Sifton years.
  25. Other Cities
    Sam Sifton Signs Off, Calls Per Se the Best Restaurant in New YorkThe French Laundry spinoff gets its four stars renewed.
  26. Waxing Poetic
    Some Things Per Se and Its Food Are Like, According to Sam SiftonIt’s an Aria! It’s a Greek god!
  27. Not Okay
    Todd English’s New Neighbor Is an IHOP; Island Creek Gets Sam Sifton Shout-OutWelcome to today’s edition of good news, bad news.
  28. The Other Critics
    Is Sam Sifton Fixing to Re-Review Per Se?He’s been spotted there a few times, and the ‘Times’ sent a photog over.
  29. Quote of the Day
    Sam Sifton Sorta Helped a Pre-Fame Bourdain Get FamousThe origin story of Anthony Bourdain, Media Titan, continues.
  30. Mediavore
    Drought Ravages Texas Cattle Ranches; Sam Sifton Named National Editor of TheThe New York critic will leave his post for a major promotion.
  31. Sifting Through Sifton
    Eddie Huang: Sifton Understood Food As Pop Culture“His real contribution is that he saw food in its proper cultural place as a part of the STYLE section.”
  32. Other Cities
    Sam Sifton Out as NYT Critic
  33. Lovestruck
    The Times Is Love-Addicted to Roberta’sIn case the earthquake caused short-term memory loss, the ‘Times’ thinks Roberta’s is really good.
  34. Chez Sifton
    Four Stars to Sam Sifton’s RealtorHe says Masa is overpriced, but was his house?
  35. The Other Critics
    Times’s Sam Sifton Thinks Next Is More Enjoyable than AlineaNext gets a thumbs up from The Grey Lady.
  36. Quote of the Day
    Well, It Is a Good BookSam Sifton sneaks a book plug into his latest review.
  37. Mediavore
    Hosni Mubarak Refuses Solid Food; Hunger Worsens in Horn of AfricaThe deposed dictator is on a hunger strike of sorts as he sits in an Egyptian cell.
  38. The Other Critics
    Sam Sifton Would Like You to Stop Talking About Where You ‘Source’As in he literally wants people to stop using “source” as a verb.
  39. The Other Critics
    Sifton Strips Masa of Its Fourth StarThere are “wrinkles in Masa’s fine silk.”
  40. The Other Critics
    Sam Sifton’s Salty ProseA compilation of the ‘Times’ critic’s beach bard moments.
  41. Ferran
    Sifton Tries to Out-Bulli Platt“The other night I was teleported to Ferran Adria’s El Bulli with my exceedingly close friend, the actress Reese Witherspoon.”
  42. Beef
    Bourdain Takes Beards Battle to TwitterAnd a food writer threatens to compare him to Guy Fieri.
  43. Dirty Words
    We Do Sort of Wish Sam Sifton Could Get Away With Stuff Like ThisA.A. Gill gets to use all sorts of dirty words that the ‘Times’ critic probably wishes he could.
  44. The Other Critics
    Saveur and Saran Clash Over Sifton’s Fishtag ReviewA publisher on the chef’s side and a chef on the critic’s side? Now this is different.
  45. the wandering eye of the gray lady
    The New York Times Literally Sets Out to Discover BrooklynPlease say they get it.
  46. Beef
    Pastore to Sifton: That ‘Whiskey Sour Drinking Clown’? ’Tis I!Plus: The answers to our Sifton quiz!
  47. Let's Play
    The NYC Dining World According to Sam Sifton: A Pop Quiz!Can you guess which restaurant has the “the richest and most coddled people in the city”? Or the one with a clientele “pulled from rejected ‘Sex and the City’ scripts”?
  48. Beef
    Mimi Sheraton Considers Herself a ‘Bestovore’Plus, she has more to say about Brooklyn and Sam Sifton.
  49. The Other Critics
    Lincoln’s $20 Million Moment Has ArrivedSam Sifton files his review.
  50. The Other Critics
    Sam Sifton Knows How to Work an Expense AccountThe New York Times restaurant critic heads to Alinea and writes about it for no real reason at all.
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