Ryan Skeen, formerly of Fish Tag (who's also formerly of Allen & Delancey, Irving Mill, and 5 & Diamond), will head the soon-to-open Pera Soho. [Grub Street]Sam Talbot has given notice at Imperial No. Nine, over long-standing disputes about the restaurant's direction.[Eater]Portla ... More >>
Melissa Hom/MetromixSkeen and swine.Say what you will about Ryan Skeen, at least he's predictable. Eight months after being hired as the chef at Michael Psilakis' FishTag, Skeen has left the building.
Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. Gonzalez y Gonzalez, a lively Mexican joint near Broadway and Houston, is shuttering after 22 years in business. [Paper] The West Village beer and burger spot Stoned Crow has also closed, due ... More >>
5 & Diamond is the peripatetic chef's latest outpost
When Five & Diamond opened in March, the most alluring items on the menu came from the bar food category. Early write-ups spoke of shrimp and grits hush puppies and deviled eggs on pork toast. Now, about two months later, that section of the menu has been scaled down to a few plates -- mac ... More >>
The Cooper Square Hotel, Table 8's soon-to-be former home.The end of the week has brought the end of two downtown restaurants: Both Table 8 and Irving Mill are giving up the ghost.
Melissa Hom/MetromixRyan Skeen and unidentified friend. The Feed is reporting that Ryan Skeen was fired yesterday afternoon from Allen & Delancey. Adding insult to injury, his boss, Dick Friedberg, dismissed him by e-mail.
Chef Ryan Skeen has given Grub Street an illustrated peek at his new menu at Allen & Delancey. Skeen will be focusing more on pasta and less on the nose-to-tail cooking that earned him a devoted following at his previous place of employment, Irving Mill. That said, the menu will offer plenty of ... More >>
Douglas Rodriguez, who was beat out by Anita Lo on Top Chef Masters, is no longer affiliated with the Flatiron project, Nuela, which has been in the works for some time. Rodriguez said he left due to "creative differences," and is rumored to be in talks with Drew Nieporent. [Eater] Matthew ... More >>
Ryan Skeen--formerly of Resto, the General Greene, and Irving Mill--has officially been named the new executive chef at Allen & Delancey on the LES. Both chef Kyle Bailey and pastry chef Tiffany MacIsaac have left the restaurant. A new pastry chef has yet to be named. [NY Times] Spanish chef Paco G ... More >>
The West Houston branch of Yama Sushi has closed. Apparently, the whole building is for sale. Calls to the other three branches of Yama--49th Street, 17th Street, and Carmine--confirm they are still open. [Eater] David Bouley's reinvention of Danube as Secession earned tepid reviews and has now clo ... More >>
Ryan Skeen is, in fact, leaving Irving Mill, as was rumored on The Feedbag. The Feed confirms that his last day of service is June 7. But Skeen isn't going quietly. He's enlisted the help of other pork-loving chefs--Porchetta's Sara Jenkins, Annisa's Anita Lo, and The General Greene's Nick Morgenste ... More >>
Have you ever sat down with a Rice Krispie treat and thought, "What this really needs is pork rind?" No, it takes a diabolically genius mind to think of something like that. The treats are fluffy and bouncy--more marshmallow than Rice Krispie--and topped with delicate shavings that look a little l ... More >>
The semifinalists for the illustrious James Beard awards have been announced, with a quite a few hometown favorites in the lot, including Dan Barber and Tom Colicchio in the the Outstanding Chef category; Babba and Jean George for Outstanding Restaurant; Corton, Momofuku Ko, and Scarpetta for ... More >>
Looking to grab Ryan Skeen's much vaunted burger on the cheap? In the latest recession meal deal to come in, Irving Mill (116 East 16th Street) is offering Burger Beer Mondays. For $15, you get the famed Irving Mill burger, made from bavette, beef cheeks, and pork fatback and topped with cheddar, ... More >>