I was wondering how long Alan Richman was going to last in the salt mines that are Bloomberg News. The answer came yesterday, when word got out that Richman resigned.
Richman was probably way too independent-minded for the notoriously controlling Bloomberg editors, and he couldn't have been happy knowing his reviews were buried a zillion clicks down on the Bloomberg website. I hope that Richman, a terrific writer (check out his hilarious, spot-on review of Il Mulino) whom I have had disagreements with on occasion, finds a regular print or online home for his restaurant reviews. We need more funny, smart, and knowledgeable curmudgeons writing restaurant criticism. He will continue to write for GQ and Bon Appétit, and teach at the French Culinary Institute.