Got covered in black slime at TriBeCa Italian #ScaliniFedeli this evening— Merissa Marr (@MerMarr) January 5, 2014
Three Manhattan restaurants were plagued by bizarre plumbing problems on Saturday night. Tribeca Citizen notes that a pipe burst at Scalini Fedeli, which caused the sprinkler system to go off, and that triggered...a cascade of black slime in the dining room. Wall Street Journal writer Merissa Marr was in the dining room when the slime started falling from the ceiling. The restaurant remains closed. For what it's worth, Marr tweeted: "Despite emerging stinking of slime — hair dripping with it — the meal was delicious!"
Meanwhile, a sprinkler valve burst at A Voce Columbus on Saturday night, flooding the dining room during service. The restaurant was evacuated, but a general manager tells West Side Rag that the issue was fixed and A Voce reopened on Sunday. A diner describes the scene: "Patrons started scrambling to get out. You could hear what sounded like Niagara Falls in the corner…clearly something had burst."
And finally, a reader wrote in to the tipline yesterday: "We went to try The Shakespeare today since it appeared on the Heatmap. Unfortunately their kitchen has flooded and they were closed. Bad luck since they haven't been open long." An employee at the three-week-old Murray Hill restaurant tells Eater that the team is resolving the plumbing issue, and they hope to reopen for business as usual this evening.
· Scalini Fedeli Got Drenched in Black Slime [Tribeca Citizen]
· Frozen Sprinkler Valve Bursts at A Voce [WSR]
· All Coverage of Disasters [~ENY~]