BataliGate: Goldman May Or May Not Have Been Short The 7-9pm Reservation Tranche

Mr. Kokonas added that during recent visits to Babbo and Del Posto, he noticed many customers were from out of town, as opposed to regulars from Wall Street. “He could probably p— off every bank in the world and still be fine,” Mr. Kokonas said. “Maybe Goldman will cancel their Christmas party at Del Posto, but that’s about it.” Goldman and other Wall Street banks declined to comment. But some bankers say Mr. Batali’s comments may have an upside. Said one Goldman banker: “If fewer bankers go to Babbo, maybe I can finally get a reservation.” [WSJ]

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78 Responses to “BataliGate: Goldman May Or May Not Have Been Short The 7-9pm Reservation Tranche”

  1. ShortNaked says:

    Theres nothing funnier than innocent children being molested. NOTHING. Keep winning.

  2. Spurbury PD PR says:

    Officer Favre is puzzled how Galikanokus has anything to do with bankers and a restaurant.

  3. Guesticus says:

    Hey Bessar, your favorite painter (and ours) working on his Jon C painting circa now in front of NYSE

  4. BUBBA says:

    Can't wait to meet my new cell mate

  5. Paul Allen says:

    No can do, I got an 8:30 res at Babbo. Great sea urchin cerviche…

  6. Dr_Rosenrose says:

    Just because we were dressed like douches does NOT mean we're out-of-towners.
    – OWSers spending mom's $ at babbo

  7. BrotherLehman says:

    After I got ignored yesterday, I'm not going to a Batali joint either.

    –Pol Pot

  8. Guest says:

    10 years old and already at a university? Let's face it, it's probably the only way these nerds were going to get laid…

  9. We need to know says:

    What is your problem, asshole?

  10. PermaGuestII says:

    Serious q: The guy's got what, 15-20 restaurants? What are the chances that on any given night a meal you eat in one of his restaurants is actually cooked *by him,* rather than by someone using his recipes?

  11. uɐɟ ssǝq ǝuo # says:

    bravo Bess, great headline!

  12. No, not really. But commenters did have a sense of humor back then beyond "UBS MD" ad nauseum and "[…] is definitely the NKI" formula.

    Trader from '06 – me too, broheim. In my opinion, the only jokes that people should be losing their shit over are the inherently crazy/serious racist jokes. But then again, my sense of humor is fucked so…whatever.

  13. ShortNaked says:

    Wow this thread escalated quickly.

  14. Rahodeb says:

    Ron Blarney?

  15. Whoops says:

    Even I find that insensitive!


  16. That ARS kid at NYT says:

    This all started when Paulson told GS he wanted to short the 8pm reservation tranche, but they had too much trouble laying off the risk so they had to expand the AA-tranche all the way down to A+.

  17. Luigi says:

    Well, I have never been made to masturbate into my own mouth either.

    Luigi Batali

  18. BessLevin says:

    The next comment here better be about Batali and/or Goldman Sachs. This is why you can't have nice things.

  19. Magic comes first says:

    Are you a rapist that does magic? Or are you a magician that also enjoys raping?"

  20. Guest CFA says:

    I just can't believe there hasn't been a single comment removed from this thread yet. What's the over/under on comments until 1 gets removed?

  21. 10 Year Old at Penn State says:

    Thanks for sticking up for us kids, we feel touched.

  22. Guest says:

    Having read a few of your comments over the past few days, I'd imagine that in person you either resemble Ogre from Revenge of the Nerds or McLovin.