Yesterday, The Post and Courier announced Hanna Raskin will be on board as a food writer for the paper starting in August. Back in May, Eater National reported Raskin's position as a restaurant critic at Seattle Weekly was "eliminated," although she emailed Seattle media types to say she was "offered a food and drink editor position, which came with a reduced salary...."
Raskin then told media writer Jim Romenesko: "As for me, I've lined up a gig to sell used cameras at Walmart this weekend for 16 bucks an hour, but am sincerely hoping that's not the pinnacle of my post-Weekly career."
But, now, she's coming to Charleston. In a staff report, the P&C wrote, "Raskin will become the paper's primary writer in covering the burgeoning food culture and restaurant scene in Charleston and the Lowcountry. Raskin also will begin writing a blog at postandcourier.com."
It's still unknown whether or not Raskin will take on restaurant criticism for the paper. Right now, reviews are written by Deidre Schipani and Rob Young, and published in the P&C's weekly newsprint magazine Charleston Scene. Restaurant news is also covered there, and by Warren Wise of the newspaper's business desk. The article also mentioned, "Teresa Taylor, the paper's food editor for the past 10 years, will concentrate on the job of features editor that she assumed in September."
Before her time in Seattle, Raskin was an unanonymous food critic in Dallas and, before that, she was in North Carolina, as the food editor of Mountain XPress, the alt-weekly in Asheville.
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