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OC Register Reportedly Finds Its Food Critic

According to OC Weekly editor Gustavo Arellano, the Orange County Register has settled on who gets to fill one of the paper’s choicest reporter openings. His sources say the job of food critic has gone to Brad A. Johnson.

By sheer coincidence, we mentioned Johnson just the other day in our interview piece with new Time Out Los Angeles editor Lisa Sweetingham. From the OC Weekly report:

Johnson was the longtime food critic for Angeleno (the sister luxury mag to our Riviera), where he earned mucho praise for succinct yet florid reviews not just of the higher strata of Los Angeles restaurants but also the holes-in-the-wall that make modern-day food criticism such a joy to read.

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Time Out Los Angeles Officially Launches

It’s been a busy time at the Time Out chain since Oakley Capital Investments Ltd. acquired a majority stake in the spring of 2011. The company has made dozens of hires, re-branded Time Out New York, launched Time Out Paris, Time Out Mexico and today, Time Out Los Angeles.

The LA editor is Lisa Sweetingham (pictured). Her impressive credentials include the 2009 book Chemical Cowboys, a thoroughly researched look at the U.S. black market for the drug ecstasy, and a Master’s degree from Columbia Journalism School. She has also worked as an editor-in-chief for Angeleno magazine, as a senior staff writer for Court TV and as a copy editor, reporter and technology editor for the old Time Out New York.

“Back then, Time Out New York was a wonderful, scrappy little magazine,” Sweetingham tells FishbowlLA via telephone of her 2001-2004 stint. “Today, it’s part of a worldwide digital brand. The new owners really understand the Internet and have created a tremendous amount of synergy across the different websites.”

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LA Writers Nominated for James Beard Awards

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The James Beard Award nominations include Los Angeles writers but never as many as one might think.

MFK Fisher Distinguished Writing Award
Jesse Katz, Los Angeles Magazine, “Wheels of Fortune” (10/06)

Newspaper or Magazine Restaurant Review or Critique
Brad A. Johnson, Angeleno, Food Drink Review: Wilshire, Cut, Katsuya (1/06, 9/06, 10/06)

Patric Kuh, Los Angeles Magazine, “Beyond Sushi”, “Small Order”, “Beefed Up” (3/06, 9/06, 11/06)

Eater LA
has the full list.