I have to say, I can imagine no more positive gloss of chef Skeen's resume than that offered by the normally venomous Eater:
A similar arrangement at Sweetiepie would basically be a win-win situation for all parties, as it would be a lucrative, low-key, potentially short term gig for Skeen, and the restaurant would get a menu overhaul from a talented chef, with a lot of experience coming on to projects mid-way through (see, the now shuttered Allen & Delancey, Irving Mill).
And lord knows Sweetiepie could use a little help in the food department. It will be exciting to see how Skeen's touch with salty offal and housemade charcuterie works alongside a menu filled with items like the Sweetiepig, Candy Sâ€™Creamer, and the Raspberry and Rose Petal Fool!
The benefits reaped by Irving Mill and Allen & Delancey could hardly be more manifest. Good luck Tweetiepie. Sorry, Sweetipie.