Food critic Andrew Galarneau leaves Buffalo News for new online venture

Andrew Galarneau, Buffalo News food critic since 2007 and longtime UB journalism professor, has left the News to launch a new local food web site, Four Bites. He intends for the new site to have the same type of food coverage he published with the News, but more of it, as he no longer has to contend with the limited space afforded by newsprint. The site is free to read on Substack, with paid subscribers getting access to more content, including invites to Galarenau’s weekly online talk show and a monthly Galarneau Invites You To Dinner Sweepstakes.

Weekly content will include local dishes that are worth “four bites” (ie. something good enough to make a food critic go above and beyond their professional obligation to take a small taste), recipes, where in town to get hard-to-find ingredients, profiles of people working in Buffalo’s restaurants, cookbook reviews, events for foodies, and tips from readers on the best stuff to eat in Buffalo.

Since the launch of the site Friday, Galarneau has already expounded on the future of digital media vs. print, the new French restaurant moving into the space that once housed Rue Franklin, who in town has the best duck entree, and a clip of his old writing from Generation, UB’s defunct campus magazine (and Subject‘s spiritual predecessor), where Galarneau was on the magazine’s first-ever editorial staff as an undergrad.