Porchetta Survives the ‘Desperate Chef’

The rumors of Porchetta’s demise were premature. Jason Neroni, infamous first for lobbying for a Beard Award and then for forging his employer’s name on checks, was thought to have brought the whole operation down, but owner Marco Rivero tells us that the new kitchen head is as good as hired and should be signing a contract in the next day or so. He projects that the restaurant will reopen on May 7 with a new menu and a new lease on life. Neroni, meanwhile, lurks in the shadows …

Earlier: Neroni Signed His Own Checks and Is Back on the Street for Now, Source Claims
Porchetta Owners Claim Neroni Forged Their Signature