Andy Ricker's superb Thai restaurant Pok Pok Ny is currently closed because an inspector recently found that the charcoal grill area was not up to code. Always the consummate professional, Ricker is being completely transparent about the situation. Here's the message on the Pok Pok homepage:
Unfortunately, Pok Pok Ny has been forced to temporarily close. The problem stems from our outdoor, covered cooking area where we keep our two charcoal BBQs. Until we can satisfy the city that we are compliant with DOB and FDNY code, in that the structure covering the BBQs is legal, we must remain closed. The rest of our facility was determined to be in "A" grade condition. We are working with the city as quickly as we can to reopen. Our Whiskey Soda Lounge Ny, just across the street is available, as is Pok Pok Phat Thai, in the Lower East Side.The DOH information is not yet available online.
· Pok Pok Ny [Official]
· All Coverage of Pok Pok NY [~ENY~]