Justin Smillie Leaving Il Buco Alimentari in June

Keep on truckin'.
Keep on truckin'. Photo: Rommel Demano/Getty Images

Justin Smillie has decided to part ways with Il Buco Alimentari, where he’s worked as the executive chef since Donna Lennard opened the restaurant in 2011. He’ll cook at the restaurant through mid-June, then move on to pursue a new project independent from Lennard. His successor has yet to be announced, but please, oh, please, don’t change the roasted short ribs. Or the crispy artichokes. Or the torta pasqualina. Don’t change any of it! [Eater NY]