Ryan Skeen’s Next Move Revealed

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Skeen, exercising his skills. Photo: Courtesy Allen & Delancey

Ryan Skeen has racked up quite a rsum by now, tearing through stints at Allen & Delancey, Irving Mill, 5 & Diamond, and his latest botched gig, at Fish Tag, and now we hear the toque is moving on, to the Pera mini-chain of restaurants. FloFab has it that the hotheaded Skeen will take charge of the kitchen at Pera Soho when that restaurant opens at 54 Thompson next month. According to a tweet from Gael Greene, he'll also help at Pera Mediterranean Brasserie, joining the restaurant group "for the next five years." We'll believe that last part when it happens. [Diner's Journal/NYT]