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Jul 15, 2011 08:36 AM

Mat Schaffer leaving Boston Herald

This probably belongs on the Food Media & News board, but I was saddened to note that Mat Schaffer is leaving his post as the lead restaurant critic at the Boston Herald after 13 years. His review of Temazcal today is his last. He apparently took the early-retirement buyout package offered to Herald staffers last month.

I thought he was one of the really good ones: fair, a fine writer, catholic in tastes, and not afraid to write about Chinatown restaurants from his fine-dining perch. I will miss his stuff, hope he lands someplace where he can continue to write about food.

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  1. Nicely said, MC. I definitely wish him the best of luck and hope that he lands a great gig somewhere as well.

    1. Best of luck to Mat! He is a harsh, albeit fair food writer. This city needs more like him.