Balthazar Burns Something — and Not Blackened Fish


Someone's going to have the munchies.Photo illustration: Everett Bogue; Photos: Nataly Levich, Getty Images

Around 11:54 p.m. last night, while seated at our beloved Balthabar (you know, the bar at Balthazar?), we smelled a strong, unmistakable odor that definitely wasnt Camembert. We werent the only ones: A server walked by saying, Someones got some good weed. And just like that, the smell was gone. Did it come from the adjacent kitchen, a half-hour before it closed? Were not saying it did perhaps the engagement party nearby was taking liberties but, nevertheless, salmon and hollandaise aside, this bastion of gentility may have a house smoker.