New restaurant critic named at NYT

It's dining editor Pete Wells, according to a tweet from Politico's Dylan Byers, citing an internal announcement at the New York Times. That would make Wells instantly one of the most influential food critics in the country, and a person of interest to top L.A. restaurants. With his move, the dining editor slot would be filled by Susan Edgerley, a former assistant managing editor. The New York Observer notes that Wells has just removed his photo from Twitter and the Times has taken it down from the paper's website.

Here in L.A.: A new Belgian fries place, Flanders Frites, has opened in Grand Central Market. Restaurateur Jason Michaud has partnered with Paul Greenstein, founder of Millie's in Silver Lake, says the Downtown News.

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