Lori Midson, a five-year foodie fixture at Westword has been let go from her job as the newspaper’s food blogger and Cafe Society editor.
Midson, a Colorado native, posted her split from Westword on her Facebook page Tuesday. Here’s what she said:
“As of today, I’m no longer with Westword. It’s been an absolutely amazing five years, and I can’t say enough about Westword editor Patty Calhoun, who gave me the opportunity of a lifetime when ‘The Rocky Mountain News’ closed. So many people have offered their love, support and encouragement – and I’m incredibly grateful for that. I’m immensely proud of what I’ve accomplished at Westword, and I encourage you all to continue to read – and support – the Cafe Society blog, the content of which is unparalleled. Thank you all – friends, chefs, restaurateurs, fellow writers, bartenders, colleagues, public relations professionals and everyone else -for making this journey such a pleasure. I live and breathe the restaurant life, and I have every intention of continuing to do just that.”
In addition to her Westword gig, Midson is an accomplished freelance writer for local and national magazines. She declined to elaborate further on the split.
Calhoun, Westword editor and founder said, “Lori is an asset to the scene and we wish her the best; we’re just going in a different direction with Cafe Society.”
On Midson’s Facebook page, competitors in Denver’s food-writing community, fans and chefs expressed their appreciation for Midson’s part in promoting Colorado’s restaurant community and encouragement for her future. Personally, Midson is a friend, and I wish her success in her future food endeavors.