A reader forwards an e-mail sent at 11:14 a.m. today by the landlord of 787 Seventh Avenue, home to Le Bernardin:
As some of you are aware, the fire department was here to inspect smoke coming from the building. Please do not be alarmed. There is no fire. Le Bernardin was cooking hamburgers for their staff and the smoke set off an alarm in the building.
Cooking for the staff, eh? Or is the Ripper getting ready to unleash that Bernardin Burger we’ve long been hoping for? One can dream.