The Houston Press Seeks Freelance Restaurant Reviewers

So you think you can tell us what this tastes like?
So you think you can tell us what this tastes like?
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A few weeks ago, we put out a call for new food writers at the Houston Press. While we're busy injecting some fresh blood into things around here —- boudin noir, anyone? — it seems like the perfect time to put out a call for new freelance restaurant reviewers as well.

We know you're out there, lurking in the city's best steakhouses, meat-and-threes, mom-and-pops, pho shops, sushi bars and probably near the cheese selection at Central Market too. Think you've got what it takes to review restaurants for the Press? We want to hear from you.

The ideal candidate should be well-versed in Houston's dining scene, from high-end steakhouses to bare-bones mom-and-pops, with a knack for finding the best things on the menu. More important, you better write like a beast and be able to do so under deadline. Reviews are meant to inform, sure, but they should also entertain.

We here at the Press pride ourselves on having a diverse and engaging group of food writers and range of voices, including freelance restaurant reviewers, and we'd like to continue to grow our team to speak to the many incredible cultures and foodways that make up the city of Houston.

Want to apply? Please send a brief cover letter, résumé and three samples of work to gwendolyn.knapp@houstonpress.com. If we like what we see, we'll be in touch.

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