Thomas Keller at Per Se; Photo: CNN

The Time Warner Center has its first visit from the NY City Fire Department! Chef Thomas Keller's restaurant Per Se had a fire yesterday that closed the restaurant. Luckily, everyone safely got out and only a firefighter needed to be treated for minor injuries. The true casualty is the kitchen, which will force the restaurant to be closed till Monday.

The Post calls it "the curse of the Time Warner Building." Nice work, News Corp.

Gothamist happened to be at the Time-Warner Center Williams-Sonoma when the fire occured. The smoke did waft into the whole mall.

The resy lowdown from She Loves NY: "per se –- 823 9335 –- line busy; fully booked through march 19." The Observer on staff training at Per Se and a lucky Chowhounder's dinner at Per Se.