News on this glorious spring Saturday that took a little sunshine out of our day: Randall Roberts, the last remaining Ray Hartmann-era staff writer for the Riverfront Times — where he pens, among other brilliance, "Drink of the Week," consistently the best thing in the paper, with the best one in recent memory celebrating a drink so overlooked you may not even recognize it as such — has given notice to the upper-ups that his last days will be in early May. He's leaving on a jet plane for the left coast, where he's gonna shack with friends, become a brilliant screenwriter, acquire an agent and generally kick ass and take names. Well, that's the plan, anyway, via his hookup with The Masses; let's hope he doesn't just get all gaga over his newfound creative proximity to Heath Ledger and take to just drinking and lolling at The Ivy all day...
Truly, we've always been big fans of RR, and we're sad to see him go just short of his ten-year anniversary at the RFT. On the other hand, whatcha wanna bet that several iterations of New Times/Village Voice belt-tightening have taken commemorative watches out of the staff budget? So, we'll be watching and waiting, Randy: make us hometown proud.
by Amanda Doyle on Sat., Mar 24, 2007 at 7:09 PM
Oh bummer, that is sad news. Best of luck Randall!
[Posted by Urban Review
on Sat., Mar 24, 2007 at 9:50 PM]
No more Sovereign Glory, that's a shame...
[Posted by Eric
on Sun., Mar 25, 2007 at 8:30 PM]
Good luck, Randall. I still have the Butler Miller, drink of the week, article framed. I got it as a wedding present. . .from my wife.
[Posted by butler miller
on Thu., Mar 29, 2007 at 8:30 AM]
Dang, thanks so much for the incredibly kind words. It's making me all teary eyed. I'm in town until June, and plan to have one big frickin' monster yard sale in May, which will turn into a backyard party after the selling's done. I'll keep you posted. Plus, I have to write one more feature for the RFT before I go. Anybody got any ideas??? I'm at a loss. Anyway, thanks.
[Posted by Randall
on Thu., Mar 29, 2007 at 8:49 AM]
Mmm, I just enjoyed a Butler Miller t'other night at Le Royale...perfection. I did note your menu placement, however, slightly below The Senator and The License Collector. What gives? Can a brother get some respect??
[Posted by amanda
on Thu., Mar 29, 2007 at 1:55 PM]
Oh, man. Such a sad day for the Lou! Email or call your friend in Jacktown and let me know what's up. E'ville Rules 4-Evah!
[Posted by The Caterer
on Mon., Apr 2, 2007 at 4:00 PM]
The spelled my name right. That is about all I can ask for. There was someone who was blogging about it, which is weird. I tend to think of life as a dramedy that my friends may watch, but strangers, eh?, why would they want to.
The attention is very flattering in a totally non-TW[if you know who that is] way.
[Posted by butlermiller
on Wed., Apr 11, 2007 at 12:34 PM]