Friday, July 15, 2011

Mat Schaffer Is Leaving the Boston Herald

A Boston-based food critic will be leaving his job at a local newspaper after being there for more than a decade.

According to Adam's Hospitality and Tourism Industry Blog (via CBH Communications), Boston Herald restaurant reviewer Mat Schaffer posts his final restaurant review today (the review is of Temazcal Tequila Cantina on the Boston waterfront), having taken a voluntary buyout package from the newspaper earlier this month. The Fork Lift blog of the Herald mentions that Schaffer has been reviewing restaurants for the newspaper since 1998, and has been doing reviews in general since 1994, including for Food & Wine, Food Illustrated, Gourmet, and other magazines.

Best wishes certainly go out to Mr. Schaffer in any of his future endeavors.

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