Stollenwerk Out at Branzino; In at Headhouse Crab & Oyster Co.


Stollenwerk with Branzino owner Luan Tota

Mike Stollenwerk’s run at Branzino is over at four months. Now the former star behind Little Fish and more Fish incarnations than we’d care to remember is heading to South Street. Michael Klein tells us Stollenwerk is going into business with David Ralic of Ralic’s on South. But Ralic’s itself is undergoing a rebranding. Within a few weeks the seafood eatery will be rebranded Headhouse Crab & Oyster Co. 

Stollenwerk out of Branzino, headed to South St. [The Insider]

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  • Alimentarian

    You guys might want to go ahead and prepare a “Headhouse Crab closing” and/or “Stollenwerk leaving” post right now and file it away to use in four to six months or so.

  • Dan

    Haha, I just saw a recent puff piece discussing how great he and owner Luan Tota’s relationship is. I guess that relationship deteriorated rather quickly. Though it never made sense. You just can’t have head chef’s that aren’t owners getting paid at BYOBs. The business model just doesn’t make sense. I noticed that Branzino’s prices had gone through the roof since his hiring.

  • Jimmy

    Why would anyone take a chance on Stollenwerk at this point? His track record is abysmal. He may be able to cook, but it is pretty clear that you are just renting him for a period.

  • geewhiz

    He needs to get his shite together, not getting any younger and job hopping does not ever look good.