Drumroll, please... Gambit has finally, officially announced their new food writer this week, Scott Gold. This should come as no surprise, seeing as he's already published a review or two for them. Gold is a heavy hitter... just check out these stats:
A New Orleans native, Gold graduated magna cum laude from Washington University in St. Louis (where he studied philosophy and literature under author William H. Gass) as well as the Radcliffe Publishing Course at Harvard University. After working in New York for a number of years as an agent, foreign rights manager and sales specialist, he published his first book, The Shameless Carnivore: A Manifesto for Meat Lovers, a selection of which was excerpted in Best Food Writing 2008 (alongside Anthony Bourdain, Ruth Reichl, Jeffrey Steingarten, Bill Buford and others).
Gold previously held down the food writing gig at The Advocate, but was apparently let go (or just parted ways?) when previous Gambit food writer Ian McNulty came on board. Eater NOLA reported on this switcheroo earlier this month, but it's nice to see Gambit finally welcoming Mr. Gold to their team, rather than keeping him locked in their food writing closet like some Sloth-love-Chunk and slipping him occasional fish tacos under the door.