I was actually sitting at the table [Iacono] gave to Beyonce and Jay-Z. His whole bit about how he didn't know they were coming was extremely annoying, because actually he kicked us out so they could have our table, right next to him.
It was actually the rudest thing that's ever happened to me in a restaurant in New York. He asked us to eat as fast as possible and leave...as he put down our entrees! He did this 1/2 hour before they showed up, so he knew they were coming. When we expressed that it's kind of rude to put down an entree and tell your diner to eat and leave as quickly as possible (especially because other tables had been there longer), he said "Something came up! I've got a situation! I need this table. I'll pay for your dinner." Thanks! We left into the cold night raging about our ruined birthday dinner. I couldn't tell if it was sexist because we were three girls and he thought we'd meekly trot off, or he just wanted our table because it was right next to his. But the whole thing was insane.
Hov, if you’re reading this, you might want to have your “Presidential-caliber motorcade” deliver some hot pies to Jane’s apartment.
Pizza Pop [NYer]