A call to Allen & Delancey confirms that not only was Ryan Skeen dismissed, but his entire kitchen team has been sent packing. Another kitchen hand who wasn’t brought on by Skeen left the restaurant separately. You may recall that these cooks staged a walkout, along with Skeen, before the new chef’s first night of service a little over three months ago. Paycheck issues were quickly resolved, but perhaps that was just the start of further discord. We’re awaiting an official explanation from owner Dick Friedberg. The restaurant is open for dinner tonight as usual.
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