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Dallas Morning News Dining Critic Michalene Busico Vacates Her Post

The paper’s on the hunt for its second critic in three years

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After a little more than a year on the job, Dallas Morning News dining critic Michalene Busico has resigned her post.

Busico announced the news on her Facebook page on Wednesday, noting that she’s headed for a new gig as editor in chief of PaperCity Magazine. Busico’s reign at the paper was truly brief — she was hired in May 2018, almost a year after her predecessor Leslie Brenner’s departure in September 2017. As such, this is the second time in three years that the paper is on the hunt for a critic, following a nationwide search that lasted for months after Brenner left.

Until Busico is replaced, the city is left with just one full-time dining critic in D Magazine’s Eve Hill-Agnus, and freelance Dallas Observer critic Brian Reinhart. Perhaps this time, the city’s only daily paper will look locally for a new dining critic.

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