TBD/FacebookRyan Skeen has left the scene.By virtue of its name alone, plenty of people could see this coming from miles away, but TBD, the pop-up restaurant Ryan Skeen was supposed to open this summer at Brad's on Waverly Place, is DOA.
Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. Chiam Chinese Cuisine, known for its tasty dumplings, has shuttered after 19 years in operation in Midtown East. [Zagat Buzz] Orologio in the East Village appears to be on the chopping block. ... More >>
Donatella cooks in 'Donatella Cooks'Donatella Arpaia, the attractive face of Mia Dona, has seemingly abandoned her role at the front of the house in order to take charge of the kitchen, notes Frank Bruni in a Diner's Journal post today. Or, perhaps more accurately, she is now both the face an ... More >>
Jason Perlow/Hamburger AmericaJosh Ozersky and friend. Last Friday morning on the windswept tundra that was Soho, one half expected to encounter a pack of wolves trundling down Spring Street. Instead, a larger, equally hungry apparition materialized in the mercifully insulated confines of Bal ... More >>
From Mia Dona's new menu: Fava puree with chicory "My mother doesn't really like the food in my restaurants," says Donatella Arpaia. "She didn't even like the food in my father's restaurants. She only likes her food," referring to the cuisine of Puglia, where her mother grew up. But now, with ... More >>
Left: Crosby Connection's meatball hero; Right: Gus and Gabriel's version A good meatball hero is hard to find. For this week's Battle of the Dishes, two very different takes on the Italian-American classic go head-to-head. Frankly, the platonic ideal of a meatball hero still elude ... More >>