Man, food safety regulations, amirite? Just a whole bunch of work. Read More
Apparently not content with jaywalking, New Yorkers are clambering to get involved in the latest “It” crime: underground supper clubs.
The first rule of Underground Supper Club? You do not talk about Underground Supper Club. Ever the rebel, The Observer has decided to blog about it anyway.
CBS 2 investigative reporter Tamara Leitner went Read More
one fine day
Peekaboo? The city’s gonna fine you…
Hundreds of New York City restaurants would rather hide their letter grade and pay a $1,000 fine than display their less-than-stellar ranking, according to a CBS investigation.
Over five percent of the city’s 24,000 restaurants have been hit by the fine, which is levied for failing to Read More
Gaga oh la la
This is one bad romance.
Joanne Trattoria, an italian restaurant owned by Lady Gaga’s father, Joe Germanotta, has been downgraded from an A to a B by New York City’s health department.
Not one to let a thing like sanitation get in his way, Mr. Germanotta turned to Twitter to air his annoyance. Read More
By now, most people can recognize that New Yorkers are a healthy bunch (or at least: are having their health looked out for whether they like it or not). There was the calorie count campaign, the trans fats ban, the war on salt, the bike share program, and most recently, the war on absurdly-sized sodas.
With the wrecking ball looming just a month down the line, crusty East Village liquor closet Mars Bar decided to throw in the towel for good after the Health Department shut the place for violations. There was a vigil, people are sad—and rightfully so, as there just aren’t enough places in New York with the stink and stories of Mars Bar.
A certain big orange letter adorning restaurant windows has been scaring away customers. This ”C,” indicating that the eatery in question received the poorest possible grade from the Health Department, has been keeping patrons away from even their regular haunts, according to the New York Post. Last week that paper surveyed the patrons of dining spots recently Read More
Regulators continue to crack down on the infamous Kalua Cabaret in Jamaica, Queens — site of the controversial 2006 police shooting that claimed the life of Sean Bell.
First, the State Liquor Authority stripped the notorious strip club of its liquor license. Now, health inspectors have shuttered the topless juice joint Read More
First, it was the "water leak in the kitchen" voice message. Now, it’s a "Closed for Renovations" sign.
Given all the buzz in the papers (here, here, here …) and on TV (here, here, here …) about the mice and cockroaches, Read More
Bonnie's Grill, home to perhaps Park Slope's best beef burgers (yet arguably worst veggie burgers), remained shuttered on Friday--one week after becoming the latest casualty in the Health Department's reactionary rat-frenzy crusade.
The tiny hipster hangout, located along trendy Fifth Avenue, between 1st and Carroll streets, has twice failed inspections since March. (Read Read More