Veteran restaurant writer Ian McNulty has joined the New Orleans Advocate as the newspaper pushes to expand its coverage of the city’s unique culinary culture.
McNulty will write regular features devoted to the area’s booming food scene in Wednesday’s EatPlayLive section. He also will cover restaurants for the paper’s weekly entertainment section, Beaucoup, which appears on Thursdays.
McNulty previously worked as the restaurant critic for Gambit, a position he held since October 2005. He is the author of two books, “A Season of Night,” a memoir about the first months in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, and the travel narrative “Louisiana Rambles,” which won the silver award for best American travel books from the Society of American Travel Writers in 2011. McNulty also edited the dining guide “Hungry, Thirsty New Orleans.”
His weekly radio commentary, called “Where Y’Eat,” will continue to air on WWNO-FM.
Also joining the New Orleans Advocate is photojournalist Matthew Hinton, who has been working for the paper part time since February. Before that, Hinton had worked as a photographer for The Times-Picayune since 2007. He was a member of the team that won National Journalism Awards’ 2010 Edward J. Meeman Prize for environmental reporting of the BP oil disaster. Hinton has worked for several wire agencies, including Agence France-Presse and The Associated Press, and his work has appeared on the pages and websites of The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine and numerous other publications.
Hinton is a dual citizen of the United States and the United Kingdom and has lived in Africa, Asia, Europe and North America.