The Dallas Observer has hired a new food editor to replace outgoing food editor Beth Rankin, and this time, they went local: The new boss is Taylor Adams, who has been a freelance writer for the Observer for three years.
Rankin left in June after three years for a sweet job at the Denver Post.
Adams has covered a variety of food topics for the Observer but most notably built a beat doing regular reports on the massively popular topic of brunch.
She'll be the only staff food writer for the Observer, overseeing a stable of freelancers such as longtime burger guy Nick Rallo.
She previously worked at the Dallas Morning News for their "NeighborsGo" community news group, which alas, the paper shut down in 2016.
She's a graduate of SMU and was also director of marketing for Lovers Lane United Methodist Church.
She also has experience in local politics, having worked on campaigns for city council members such as Philip Kingston and Scott Griggs, and serves on the city's Parks and Recreation Board.
Adams confirms that her first day on the job was July 19. (The Observer's twitter account can probably remove the pinned tweet seeking a food editor.) She even has a quote:
"I'm excited to maintain the standard of excellence my predecessor established and build on the best, most inclusive food and drink coverage in Dallas," Adams says.