Today's Post runs a list of restaurants that qualify for B and C scores following inspections last week. The list includes Di Fara (B), Shun Lee (B), White Horse Tavern (B), The Regency Hotel (C). The best part is how the people at East Village stalwart McSorley's shrugs off their C grade, "They come in on a busy Friday afternoon. What do they expect the place to look like?...We had a few flies in the kitchen. What are you going to do -- chase flies around with a net and keep crowds waiting?"
Meanwhile, a tipster points out an inspection that went down right before the switchover to letter grades that may indicate that Life Cafe is the dirtiest restaurant in the East Village. The restaurant closed for renos during the last week of July, but a look at the report—where they score a whopping 90 points for violations that include "Food in contact with utensil, container, or pipe that consist of toxic material"—reveals it may not have been voluntary. (They have since reopened.)
In other DOH news: both Broome Street Bar and the the Cafe at Barnes and Noble on 17th Street were closed by the DOH just last week.
· Life Cafe [NYC DOH]
· Several elite NYC restaurants graded unclean [NYP]