TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY NEWS LEGEND CHARLES FERRUZZA LEAVES THE PITCH!!!
It's the end of an era for one of Kansas City's favorite publications that is now without one of its most beloved local writers.
Over the course of 16 years Charles Ferruzza earned a stellar reputation as one of the most knowledgeable, respected and objective restaurant critics in Kansas City.
At a time when foodie bloggers are proudly bought and sold by restaurants and brands . . . Charles Ferruzza worked in Kansas City without as much as taking a free refill from the places he reviewed. Better than that . . . In his work at The Pitch, Mr. Ferruzza turned Kansas City food writing into an art form that combined insights into local culture, history and current events with details regarding the latest dish from a chef or a new restaurant opening. Among a generation of writers, Charles Ferruzza is the quintessential local alternative journalist who has earned the support of an entire community through the course of his career. More than any other journalist . . .
Charles Ferruzza is Midtown Kansas City.
Looking at the latest, slim edition of the Pitch with adverts not-so-cleverly spaced apart and a litany of nobodies and syndicated articles strewn together in between e-mail interview pieces . . . Mr. Ferruzza is already missed by this publication that's trying and FAILING to keep up with more obvious sponsored content plays like KC Magazine and Feast.
Still, as far as the future goes . . . There's a bright side here . . .
CHARLES FERRUZZA IS NOW THE MOST SOUGHT AFTER FREELANCER IN KANSAS CITY!!!
He's already got a steady list of clients but were putting this post on blast because he deserves more and anybody who hires him is getting the skill and knowledge of man who has defined a generation of journalists in Kansas City.
One small quip that we want to put out there . . . Mr. Ferruzza has list of friends and contacts as extensive as God . . . So one you d-bags better help him start up a fully functioning website, with an RSS feed and space to update his latest writing. Don't let him haggle, freelancers need a web presence beyond social media . . .
Best of all . . .
We hear that his new stuff will go beyond the scope of foodie news and feature his skill and craft in storytelling and local news . . . As always . . . Just like most readers of his work . . . We're looking forward to the next update from Charles Ferruzza.