Brandon Baltzley ‘Out’ at 6th Street Kitchen; Rodelio Aglibot ‘In’ at BLT


Brandon Baltzley has reportedly left 6th Street Kitchen for a job at Alinea. Greg Torrech of Brown Café is said to be taking over. [Grub Street]

Shea Gallante, formerly of Cru, has teamed up with restaurateur Stratis Morfogen to open Ciano, a new Italian restaurant, this fall. [Diner’s Journal]

Rodelio Aglibot, the executive chef at Sunda in Chicago, announced that he has assumed the role of executive chef at the BLT Restaurant Group. [Feast]

Ryan Skeen says he will no longer be tweeting every little thing that bothers him, saying “I’d rather be known for my food, not how I played this ridiculous press game in this city.” [Grub Street]

Meanwhile, Eric Ripert got on Twitter to say he doesn’t support Purity vodka. Apparently, someone dropped a bottle in his hands, took a picture, and ran. Lame. [Feast]

Nate Appleman says the hype over the N.Y.-vs.-S.F. face-off being put on by Le Fooding next month is “silly. We are cooking food, not saving lives. People need to chill out.” [Grub Street]

Ken Friedman and April Bloomfield have given up on their planned venture on West 11th Street, claiming they knew the application wouldn’t go through. [Eater]