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Brian Ries elevated to editor of Creative Loafing Sarasota; will keep food critic role

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It looks Creative Loafing opened up its books and made Brian Ries: I wrote my first column for Creative Loafing a little over six years ago. I had asked a CL advertising rep if they needed a new restaurant critic and, fortuitously enough, they did. The paper was edited by the CL Tampa staff then and there was a sort of laissez-faire attitude about the baby brother down south. With no serious writing samples in hand, I went out to a restaurant and wrote…

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**Updated** Laura Reiley, ‘Mouth of Tampa Bay’ and St. Petersburg Times food critic, taking extended leave

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Remember the time I broke the story that Bill Maxwell was retiring from the St. Petersburg Times and you all wondered how I knew?  Well, wonder again.  My sources inside the Times tell me that the effervescent food critic Laura Reiley, aka The Mouth of Tampa Bay, will be taking a year off from the newspaper to accompany her oh-so-fortunate husband to Europe. Brian Ries is now confirming my story in his piece that “Laura Reiley taking a leave of absence from the…

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**Updated** Laura Reiley, ‘Mouth of Tampa Bay’ and St. Petersburg Times food critic, taking extended leave

in Peter/The Bay and the 'Burg by

Remember the time I broke the story that Bill Maxwell was retiring from the St. Petersburg Times and you all wondered how I knew?  Well, wonder again.  My sources inside the Times tell me that the effervescent food critic Laura Reiley, aka The Mouth of Tampa Bay, will be taking a year off from the newspaper to accompany her oh-so-fortunate husband to Europe. Brian Ries is now confirming my story in his piece that “Laura Reiley taking a leave of absence from the…

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PoHo picks up some hardware

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From Creative Loafing: Because Creative Loafing Political Editor Wayne Garcia would be far too modest to tell you himself, I’m reporting that this here blog, “The Political Whore,” won first place in the category of Blog-Affiliated last night in the Sunshine State Awards, the Florida-wide prizes given out by the Society of Professional Journalists/ South Florida. New Times Broward Palm Beach’s “The Juice” and the Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel’s “Broward Politics” came in second and third, respectively. But Kudos to…

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