Ryan Skeen Lands at UWS Spot Il Cibreo; Iacopo Falai Expands Yet Again


Eternal wanderer Ryan Skeen has signed on to helm the kitchen of a rustic Italian trattoria on the Upper West Side called Il Cibreo, in the former Campo space at Broadway and 112th Street. The restaurant will open Wednesday and serve things like “bruschetta with grilled asparagus and Fontina, grilled flat-bread pizzas, burgers and panini.” [Diner’s Journal]

Iacopo Falai is expanding his mini-empire near the restaurant that started it all, Falai, with a new restaurant at 77 Clinton Street, right near Caffe Falai and Falai Panetteria. [Grub Street]

East Village locavore bistro Goat Town has hired Jessica Wilson, who previously served as sous chef at both A Voce and Prune, as its executive chef. [FiTR]

Chef James Leiken is leaving one Daniel Boulud establishment for another, as he takes off from his executive-chef position at downtown sausage spot DBGB to take over the kitchen at the Palm Beach, Florida, location of Cafe Boulud. [Palm Beach Daily News]

Top Chef Masters winner Floyd Cardoz tells Grub Street that his new restaurant, North End Grill, is on track to open in the fall or winter and he might incorporate a few Tabla dishes into the menu. [Grub Street]