Sam Sifton Named New York Times Restaurant Critic

09/05/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • John Koblin New York Observer

Sam Sifton is the next food critic of The New York Times.

Mr. Sifton, the culture editor, will replace Frank Bruni. Bill Keller, the executive editor, called the decision both eccentric and obvious. Mr. Sifton will take over in October.