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Business Insider CEO Does Not Want or Need a Bathroom Attendant

HenryBlodgetBILogoBreakfast at Balthazar led Business Insider editor and CEO Henry Blodget to pen a personal essay when he got back to the office. An essay that has nothing to do with the establishment’s menu items or other media patrons.

Rather, it’s all about the guy Blodget keeps forgetting is standing in the Balthazar men’s room, waiting patiently for him and other patrons by the sink. The BI exec breezily recounts the internal dialogue he had this morning as he once again faced this needless, antiquated custom:

Then I think, “And after that will come the worst part. I will have to walk over to the sink and watch him turn on the water for me before I get there. I will think, ‘Thanks, but I actually don’t need someone to turn on the water for me. First of all, it wastes water. Second, it makes me feel like I’m the kind of guy who dreams of being rich enough to be able to pay someone to turn on the water for me.’”

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New York Times Magazine Showcases ‘Life of a Balthazar Potato’

For foodies, this weekend’s piece de resistance is the NYT Sunday magazine. The publication’s second food-focused edition of 2013, the “Restaurant Issue,” includes all sorts of delectable goodies like Willy Staley‘s report on a day-in-the-life of Balthazar kitchen employees.


Halfway down the online version of Staley’s item, there’s a video by colleague Samantha Stark titled “Frites Show.” Despite the play on words, there’s nothing freaky going on here. Just a wordless montage of how a spud gets from field to gratuity-not-included.

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