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Letter Grades Make It To Yelp Via Google Chrome Extension

It has been almost a year since Yelp made an announcement about incorporating Health Department Letter Grades into their customer reviews.  Although Yelp has this feature available in other cities, letter grades have not yet made it to Yelp’s NY review pages.  Why letter grades haven’t made their debut yet is anyone’s guess.  However, thanks […]

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Turkey ..With A Side Of Salmonella?!

Thanksgiving is here…how are we going to cook the turkey this year? Should we try deep frying? How about some new sides? Since sriracha is the new black..could we add it to one of our dishes? How about salty caramel ice cream for desert? So many things to consider..So many exciting new dishes to try. […]

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According To The NYC Health Code …Wearing Gloves Is Not Required..!?!?

Hand Washing & Glove Use for Food Workers – Questions and Answers   Q. What is the main reason for washing hands and not touching ready-to-eat food with bare hands? A. The main reason for not touching ready-to-eat foods with bare hands is to prevent viruses and bacteria that are present in your body from […]

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100 Random NYC Restaurant Patrons Asked What The “Grade Pending” Sign Means…Survey Says…

100  New Yorkers surveyed .. Top 5 answers on the Board Here’s the Question… What Does a  “Grade Pending” sign on the door of a restaurant mean? The following are the top 5 answers… the place is dirty  its worse then an A,B, or C there are mice Don’t eat there Not sure And now […]

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CBS 2 Investigation: Underground — And Illegal — NYC Dinner Parties

CBS 2 Investigation: Underground — And Illegal — NYC Dinner Parties

CBS 2 Investigation: Underground — And Illegal — NYC Dinner Parties Clandestine Gatherings Popping Up All Over — And Are Completely Unregulated NEW YORK (CBS 2) — As you sit down to dinner, this story illustrates eating out like you have never experienced before. We are talking about super-secret, illegal dining experiences hosted in homes. […]

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Want To Know If Your Favorite Restaurant Has An A,B, or C ….There’s An App For That!

This isn’t news, but it sure is worth revisiting.  In a world where Apps seem to coincide with every aspect of our lives,a big round of App-lause to the Health Department for staying with the times and giving us an this App. ABCEats allows anyone with a smart phone to access data compiled by the […]

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Deal Or No Deal…. That Is The Question …Bloomberg Condemns Reforms To NYC Letter Grade System

In a press conference that took place on Monday August 19th, 2013, the purported deal struck between the City Council and the Health Department over the NYC Restaurant Letter Grade System, became more of a mystery. Reports began coming in over the weekend.  Some said the changes were proposed, and had yet to go before […]

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Top 5 Proposed Changes To The NYC Letter Grade System

1. Fines that were previously set at the discretion of the hearing officer, and could cost the restaurant owner up to $2000 will be set at a fixed $200 per violation;  60% of all violations fall into this category 2. most commonly issued violations will be reduced from 15%-50% 3. Food service establishments that receive […]

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NYC Health Department Inspections Cause “Suit In The City”

NYC Food Service Restaurants slam the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH)with $150 million lawsuit alleging that violations issued during health department inspections were excessive and unjust. Causing a loss of business for restaurants while raising revenue for the City. Owners of 40 Restaurants filed a complaint in New York State Supreme Court in […]

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