On Monday, during an inspection in which the restaurant incurred a whopping 115 violation points, the Department of Health shuttered Zak Pelaccio's excellent Asian barbecue restaurant Fatty 'Cue. Just over a year ago, they had a completely clean, shutout, zero point inspection. What the DOH cited this time around, among other things: evidence of rats, evidence of mice, missing certificates, insufficient soap and handwashing stations (could they have lost these in one year?), and food from unapproved sources.
The team at Fatty 'Cue hasn't revealed a date as to when they thing they'll be able to reopen but did release this statement: "We just couldn't think of a better way to celebrate winning Best New Brooklyn Restaurant." Their list of violations is below.
Update: Fatty 'Cue will open back up tonight.
1) Food from unapproved or unknown source or home canned. Reduced oxygen packaged (ROP) fish not frozen before processing; or ROP foods prepared on premises transported to another site.
2) Food Protection Certificate not held by supervisor of food operations.
3) Food worker does not use proper utensil to eliminate bare hand contact with food that will not receive adequate additional heat treatment.
4) Evidence of rats or live rats present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.
5) Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.
6) Hand washing facility not provided in or near food preparation area and toilet room. Hot and cold running water at adequate pressure to enable cleanliness of employees not provided at facility. Soap and an acceptable hand-drying device not provided.
7) Refrigeration used to implement HACCP plan not equipped with an electronic system that continuously monitors time and temperature.
8) Food not protected from potential source of contamination during storage, preparation, transportation, display or service.
9) Sanitized equipment or utensil, including in-use food dispensing utensil, improperly used or stored.
10) Facility not vermin proof. Harborage or conditions conducive to attracting vermin to the premises and/or allowing vermin to exist.
11) Other general violation.
· All Coverage of Fatty 'Cue [~ENY~]