The internet is afire right now with discussion of BalthMirrorGate 2015. The news that one of Balthazar's gigantic mirrors had fallen off the wall and onto some breakfasting diners is now splashed across Twitter as New Yorkers discuss the disaster that befell one of New York's finest restaurants. The reactions vary, and the questions are plentiful. Was anyone hurt? (not really) Does this mean I can get a reservation at Balthazar now? (maybe) Will anyone ever dare to sit by the wall again? (only the brave) Who's the hero in this story? (a former French politician) Have they ever tried to dust behind the mirrors? (looks like not).
As we continue to track this story, here are some of the best reactions, from Eater editors and many others across the Twitter universe.
De Blasio's New York, a terrifying place of nightmare and decline. http://t.co/GuumOnDWZE— Tom Gara (@tomgara) February 20, 2015
never trust adhesives. - Huge Mirror Falls on Patrons at Balthazar in SoHo http://t.co/lf5lRQWEa1— Casey Neistat (@CaseyNeistat) February 20, 2015
Huge mirror falls on patrons at Balthazar. At home, Tom Wolfe quietly swears, rips up latest chapter of his novel. http://t.co/sMRc3xTjuQ— Mark Harris (@MarkHarrisNYC) February 20, 2015
#balthmirrorgate15 is the stuff of nightmares. Will this prevent restaurateurs from putting big-ass mirrors everywhere? And bottle-walls?— Greg Morabito (@GregMorabito) February 20, 2015
My guess is that the corner banquette under the mirror will remain A+++, or it might even get an extra, honorary +. #balthmirrorgate15— Greg Morabito (@GregMorabito) February 20, 2015
Some snobs may complain that #balthmirrorgate15 can't hold a candle to Balthazar scandals of yore, but I think it belongs in the canon.— Greg Morabito (@GregMorabito) February 20, 2015
I’ve always been much more worried about the blue whale at the Museum of Natural History. #Balthazar— David Kamp (@MrKamp) February 20, 2015
That mirror falling off the wall at Balthazar was my future poltergeist haunting them for their decision to stop making banana donuts— Chris Mohney (@chrismohney) February 20, 2015
My sis just texted me about the mirror at Balthazar. I'm all: you're in morocco. Go ride a camel and stop reading the Internet.— Matty Mcboy (@RealMattyMcBoy) February 20, 2015
A giant mirror crashed off the wall at Balthazar; it's equal parts my actual nightmare & the best media metaphor ever http://t.co/ws6O1jjn76— Helen Rosner (@hels) February 20, 2015