Longtime meals & drink columnist Christina Waters switching gears

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Longtime Santa Cruz County food and drinks columnist HaChristina Waters introduced Within the December twentieth problem of Good Occasions, she says she’s going to transfer away from masking eating places and meals occasions in 2023 and focus extra on masking artwork. For the previous 35 years, Waters has printed weekly columns on the native meals and beverage scene in Metro’s different weekly publications Good Occasions, Santa Cruz Weekly and Santa Cruz Metro. In her column, she clarifies that she’s going to proceed to offer critiques of her meals “no less than” month-to-month, however “won’t.” [at the] Discover substances for the meals column on a relentless weekly foundation. “It freed me from the relentless tempo of my weekly column to permit me to broaden my artwork writing,” provides Waters. She additionally presents an interesting retrospective of what has pushed eating places in Santa Cruz County over the previous 30 years, from Patrice Boyle of La Posta and Erin Lampel of Companion Bakeshop to Jozseph Schultz of India Joze and Sean Venus of Venus Spirits. affords.

Waters is not technically going anyplace, however as my colleague Wallace Bain stated lately, her realignment of focus at Good Occasions is a change for weekly and native information typically. The time has come to reportin December, Good Occasions information editor Tony Nuñez retired to change into communications supervisor at native nonprofit Group Bridges. The ups and downs of the information trade are pure, but it surely’s unclear if anybody will take her place at The Good Occasions.

As an area food and drinks reporter, I can not assist however comply with in Waters’ footsteps. I additionally began writing articles about native meals for the Good Occasions, a bi-weekly column known as Love At First Chew. I’ve been studying Waters’ column for over 15 years of hers and was impressed by her protection of the meals and beverage trade in Santa Cruz County. In her early twenties, I needed to do what she did, simply together with her personal voice and focus, and I used to be fortunate to have the ability to do this, and for younger writers like me, she needed to do it. I’m grateful for her work that paved the way in which for

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