Restaurant critic Brandon Watson leaving Austin Chronicle for Culture Map

Austin Chronicle food editor and restaurant critic Brandon Watson is leaving the alt-weekly to join Culture Map, Chronicle editor-in-chief Kimberley Jones announced today. Watson, who brought wit, verve and a trunkful  of design references to his role as the Chronicle’s critic, will expand his purview at Culture Map to include coverage of San Antonio.

Credit: Mariam Parker

The Chronicle also revealed that its office manager and 10-year veteran of the paper, Jessi Cape, will take over restaurant coverage.

Best of luck to Watson in his new role and Cape in following Watson, who helped dramatically elevate restaurant criticism at the paper.

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