From: [redacted at Tullett Prebon]
To: Dealbreaker
Subject: Mario Batali

Company policy at TULLETTS, Batali restaurants are now banned. Good luck fat boy.

If that sounds harsh, consider the restraint it took not to head over to Del Posto and take Batali for a spin, i.e. TP’s go-to move, which is coming next, if the comments are not recanted. Anyway, not to minimize anyone’s feelings or play peacemaker, but, technically, Batali said “bankers,” not brokers, are Hitler/Stalin-esque, so…not really cause for TP to take offense. Feel free to continue patronizing his restaurants and cheering for him on reruns of Iron Chef.

Earlier: Mario Batali Bites The Hand That Keeps Him In Orange Crocs
Related: Broker Sued For Taking Assistant For A Spin On The Trading Floor, Manhandling Her Breasts With His Foot

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  1. Posted by Guest | November 9, 2011 at 1:06 PM

    We are disgusted by this comparison and also suggest Mario Batali recant this.

    –A. Hitler and J. Stalin
    via Twitter

  2. Posted by you're a moron | November 9, 2011 at 1:06 PM

    awesome

  3. Posted by merkin_capital | November 9, 2011 at 1:06 PM

    Should I be ashamed that I had to use the google to figure out what a Tullet Prebon even is?

    -guy who knows how to use the google / is sometimes ashamed

  4. Posted by GentlemanTrader | November 9, 2011 at 1:13 PM

    what is a "tullet prebon?" is that what the NKI is? Please advise.

  5. Posted by bogey4 | November 9, 2011 at 1:14 PM

    If enough people go in on this, maybe the waitstaff at Pizzeria Mosca won't be so 'effin snooty..

  6. Posted by lex luthor | November 9, 2011 at 1:15 PM

    Avoiding his restauraunts won't be an issue as my firm bitches if I buy a client lunch at suspenders.

  7. Posted by Zander Tebow | November 9, 2011 at 1:16 PM

    SO the redheaded chick from That 70's show hates Mario Batali?

  8. Posted by I'm a Dude | November 9, 2011 at 1:24 PM

    i seem to remember a Prebon Yamani circa mid 90s. something in govt bonds. maybe thats the same group

  9. Posted by PMCO/1+(1-Tc)x(D/E) | November 9, 2011 at 1:25 PM

    That's cute.. the Broker's Broker thinks he's a trader.

  10. Posted by guest | November 9, 2011 at 1:27 PM

    hence the line "Anyway, not to minimize anyone’s feelings or play peacemaker, but, technically, Batali said “bankers,” not brokers, are Hitler/Stalin-esque, so not really ’cause for TP to take offense."

  11. Posted by An Accuser | November 9, 2011 at 1:28 PM

    Apparently Tullett never had Hitler's Wurstbrot or Stalin's Draniki

  12. Posted by 2_Small_2_Bail | November 9, 2011 at 1:31 PM

    I hope no one at McDonald's is ever quoted like this…

    -UBS MD

  13. Posted by Hey Now! | November 9, 2011 at 1:32 PM

    Mullett Groupon is the NKI.

  14. Posted by Guest | November 9, 2011 at 1:57 PM

    Is having a handy flow chart of your firm's corporate lineage the NKI? http://www.tullettprebon.com/about/about_lineage….

  15. Posted by I'm An Idiot | November 9, 2011 at 2:01 PM

    opossum

  16. Posted by Guest | November 9, 2011 at 2:04 PM

    I imagine it's something like a "katie couric"…

    -Stan's dad

  17. Posted by pablo | November 9, 2011 at 2:05 PM

    The guys over at Prebon are prettyfat… Hope they can find somewhere else to eat.

  18. Posted by quasi love | November 9, 2011 at 2:08 PM

    i hope this ban lasts longer than the one we had on manhandling womens breasts with our feet

  19. Posted by Bring It | November 9, 2011 at 2:16 PM

    Penn State is a fuckng disgrace.

  20. Posted by Pierce | November 9, 2011 at 2:20 PM

    Some of the best clients for futures brokerages and these hybrid style groups are bank desks and traders, both foreign and domestic, that don't clear cme etc. or for a variety of reasons don't want to deal with their internal desks.

    So fraternite tull pre.

  21. Posted by Dr. Zaius | November 9, 2011 at 2:21 PM

    why? they still eat at Babbo?

  22. Posted by geoffgeoffgeoff | November 9, 2011 at 2:22 PM

    Feel you.

    -UBS MD Equivalent Of Speed Dating World

  23. Posted by I'm a Dude | November 9, 2011 at 2:23 PM

    yea, if Matt would have done this post, he would have put in the chart for sure.

  24. Posted by Domestic Expat | November 9, 2011 at 2:25 PM

    No, not the whole university.

    A dottering old man and a portion his staff at Penn State should be facing some criminal charges for showing that they cared more about their jobs than the fact that their coworker was raping children… but those comments can be saved until Bess breaks the news that there is a link between the Receiver's coach getting several nice promotions and the fact that Joe told him to keep his mouth shut about what he saw in the shower.

  25. Posted by Guest | November 9, 2011 at 2:29 PM

    I would love to know how Nervous Jew feels about this one.

  26. Posted by Dr. Zaius | November 9, 2011 at 2:31 PM

    ok, but they stopped eating at Lupa, right?

  27. Posted by Guest +1 | November 9, 2011 at 2:33 PM

    Is maxing out Chase Debit card at Patroon the NKI?

  28. Posted by Guest | November 9, 2011 at 2:42 PM

    Is not my favorite way, but I have no problem taking it lying down.

    –L. Tilton

  29. Posted by I'm a Dude | November 9, 2011 at 2:45 PM

    hey mike and the mad dog, chill out. this isn't a sports blog.
    And for those of us who went to jewPenn and other real schools, we don't really give a flying fuck about the shit that went down in your showers. we heard those stories decades ago.

  30. Posted by PMCO/1+(1-Tc)x(D/E) | November 9, 2011 at 2:51 PM

    It is SOP on this site to comment first, read later.

  31. Posted by Guest | November 9, 2011 at 2:51 PM

    Bess would break this news because the WR's coach moonlights as a Tullet Prebon MD?

  32. Posted by Texashedge | November 9, 2011 at 2:54 PM

    I honestly thought it was a restaurant competing against Batali until I googled it.

  33. Posted by Dumbass Oil Trader | November 9, 2011 at 2:59 PM

    TP is on a roll!

  34. Posted by lex luthor | November 9, 2011 at 3:03 PM

    Let's start a fund to hire the four guys from socorro, texas to go to upenn and teach that coaching staff how it's really done.

  35. Posted by A Trader | November 9, 2011 at 3:14 PM

    Please Fuck off.

    - Guy who hasn't gotten to eat lunch in zuccotti park in 3 months

  36. Posted by Shecky Bourdain | November 9, 2011 at 3:16 PM

    TP Broker: "I eat at a different restaurant every day."

    Propane Trader: "I don't tip either."

  37. Posted by Pierce | November 9, 2011 at 3:20 PM

    Don't eat where I shit.

    Rami

  38. Posted by Guest | November 9, 2011 at 3:31 PM

    Hold that thought, and in the car on the way home I'll explain to you all of the things wrong with the statement you just made.

  39. Posted by Guest | November 9, 2011 at 3:34 PM

    I usually get the platter but good to know?

    - Guy who's pretty sure a Tullet Prebon is one of the better dishes at Oren's down the street.

  40. Posted by davidrusso | November 9, 2011 at 3:41 PM

    I had no idea brokers were hitting up Batali's places in enough numbers to make this a meaningful threat…

    I guess Mario added 8-balls and handys to the dessert menu without giving me a look.

  41. Posted by guest | November 9, 2011 at 4:21 PM

    That ginger fuck grad assistant needs to be hanged. 28 y/o, former Captain of the football team witnesses an old man butt fucking some 10 y/o boy AND RUN AWAY TO CALL HIS DADDY. Fucking soulless coward a k a Mike McQueary. Did you know he grew up down the street from Sandusky? McQueary did not tell Joe he saw a kid getting raped, he was vague and danced around specifics of a crime his family friend committed. Joe Pa did nothing wrong and wouldn't be in this mess if McQueary would have done what was expected, i.e. beat the living shit out of Sandusky in that shower.

  42. Posted by Guest | November 9, 2011 at 4:31 PM

    Your not alone

  43. Posted by trojan_ | November 9, 2011 at 4:34 PM

    Never Killing It

  44. Posted by whowhawhen | November 9, 2011 at 4:38 PM

    Listen, you'll have to excuse me. I have a lunch meeting with Cliff Huxtable at the Four Seasons in 20 minutes.

    – P Bateman

  45. Posted by Show Me The Money | November 9, 2011 at 4:49 PM

    The link to the "related" story (see below) just goes back to the Batali article. I'm feeling like a little bait-and-switch happened here. Also, I'm not exactly sure how it is related to Mario Batali, but I'm dying to find out.

    Earlier: Mario Batali Bites The Hand That Keeps Him In Orange Crocs
    Related: Broker Sued For Taking Assistant For A Spin On The Trading Floor, Manhandling Her Breasts With His Foot

  46. Posted by guest | November 9, 2011 at 4:54 PM

    are you having a stroke?

  47. Posted by guest | November 9, 2011 at 4:55 PM

    are you lost?

  48. Posted by ShermanMcBateman | November 9, 2011 at 5:35 PM

    I honestly thought Tullet Prebon was a shoe store, like Pierce & Pierce.

  49. Posted by Guest | November 9, 2011 at 6:00 PM

    It's actually Mullet LeBon. His exclusion from Duran Duran was one of the few examples of failed nepotism in the 1980s.

    –Rock Historian

  50. Posted by guest | November 9, 2011 at 6:46 PM

    McQuery cared more about getting a full time job as a coach than he did about stopping a kid getting raped right in front of him. Almost makes you wonder if Sandusky had a little shower time with him as well…

  51. Posted by WSJevons | November 9, 2011 at 7:24 PM

    No, you're not.

  52. Posted by Guest | November 10, 2011 at 2:00 AM

    I bet Mario Batali makes more money than Tullet's.

    Tullet's = JT Marlin

  53. Posted by LateNight HungerPain | November 10, 2011 at 2:08 AM

    Tullett Prebon sounds like Truffles and Bonbons.

  54. Posted by Nick | November 10, 2011 at 1:09 PM

    1.Americans make Hitler comparisons to everything and everyone they don’t like, Saddam Hussein, Gaddafi, and the chosen target of the month are always made out to be worse than Hitler
    2.Gerry Schwartz compared raising his taxes to Hitler’s invasion of Poland
    3.The comparison of Bankers to Hitler is doing them a favor considering the reality of hedge fund managers like Dr. Herman is a mass murder, and Jerry Epstein is a child molester

    So what’s not fair?