23 October 2007

Define "minor explosion"

MIDTOWN EAST—Via official sources, we're told that the historic Grand Central Oyster Bar (above) will be closed for lunch and dinner today due to a 'minor explosion early this morning in a kitchen area.' The Oyster Bar is slated to reopen for business tomorrow: “After assessing the damage, we will make the necessary adjustments and be fully operational tomorrow,” per GM Mike Garvey. {Eater}

Umm, did he just say 'minor explosion'? Isn't that like 'jumbo shrimp'?

Serving Up a Side Dish to a Scandal: Wall Street is still trying to digest the news that 13 people, including current and former employees at top investment banks, were arrested in connection with what prosecutors are calling one of the biggest insider-trading schemes in decades. But the Grand Central Oyster Bar, the 94-year-old eatery where the stock-tipping schemes were allegedly hatched, seems to see a delicious bit of humor in the whole thing... {Dealbook/NY Times}

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