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.
Sam Talbot has given notice at Imperial No. Nine, over long-standing disputes about the restaurant’s direction.
Portland’s Andy Ricker plans on bringing Pok Pok to Red Hook. The eatery will likely begin with a wings-based menu, but expand into full-service dining.
Mario Batali compared bankers to Hitler and Stalin. Despite Batali’s quick-to-follow apology, financiers have threatened to boycott the chef.
Julie Farias, once of the General Greene, will take the helm at the East Village’s Goat Town. She plans on offering a new menu by December.
More shuffles at the Mondrian Hotel: Along with Talbot’s departure from Imperial, Armin Armiri will no longer run Mister H, the Mondrian’s lounge.
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