David Hagedorn is the new food critic for Bethesda Magazine.
This is Hagedorn's second gig for the company; he also does reviews for sister publication Arlington Magazine. He replaces Carole Sugarman, who has retired from writing reviews but will continue to contribute features for the magazine.
"David possesses a unique background," editor and publisher Steve Hull told Eater via email. "He is an experienced (and highly regarded) chef who is also a strong writer. It's a great combination."
Hagedorn is a freelance writer who has published articles for The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and others, and has co-written several cookbooks. He will continue to contribute reviews to DC Modern Luxury as well.
"I was honored that Steve Hull asked me to take on this role," Hagedorn said. "Filling Carole Sugarman's shoes will not be easy, for sure, but I'm looking forward to expanding my outreach. My waistline, not so much."