“Keith’s pal Lorne Michaels told me he had seen the place when it was pretty much still a wreck, just a ramshackle old warehouse with nothing much going for it. When the brown paper came down, when Balthazar opened, he was knocked out. It put him in mind of that George S. Kaufman line, he said. ‘If God had the money, this is how he would do it."

Travis Ekmark