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Katie Nolan Stacks Doughnuts Blindfolded For Guinness World Record | Always Late With Katie Nolan

Katie Nolan Stacks Doughnuts Blindfolded For Guinness World Record | Always Late With Katie Nolan

After learning the Guinness World Record rules, Katie Nolan attempts to break the record for stacking 12 doughnuts in 60 seconds. She practices around the office, but when the time comes three of the doughnuts are ruled ineligible. She’s forced to take on another challenge, stacking doughnuts blindfolded. This time having our very own certified […]

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Most Restaurants Ace Their Health Inspections, but a Few Still Get Unsavory Grades

Most Restaurants Ace Their Health Inspections, but a Few Still Get Unsavory Grades

City’s grading system brought improvements, says health department, but some patrons seek out the ‘C’ ratings. I was tickled when my friend Dyske posted a photo on Facebook recently featuring a local restaurant displaying an orange “C” letter grade in its window. “C is for Character,” Dyske wrote, and went on to praise grimy restaurants […]

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Cracking the Health Code

Cracking the Health Code

In knowing what most often catches health inspectors’ attention, restaurants can pay particular attention to kitchen hot spots When it comes to health codes and food safety, Alex Lyudmir isn’t taking any chances. The co-owner of Rizzo’s Fine Pizza Co., a two-unit, family-owned concept that’s been dishing up pies in New York City since 1959, […]

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Top Women in Metro New York Foodservice & Hospitality 2018

Top Women in Metro New York Foodservice & Hospitality 2018

As we get set to reflect on 2017 and welcome in 2018, it dawned on us that many of the significant stories that we covered this year shared a common theme: women in foodservice! From the election of Victoria Vega to the leadership position at SHFM (Society for Hospitality and Foodservice Management) to the $2.4 billion dollar […]

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Total Food Service: Top Women in Metro New York Foodservice & Hospitality 2016

Total Food Service: Top Women in Metro New York Foodservice & Hospitality 2016

Top Women in Metro New York Foodservice & Hospitality 2016
– Total Food Service

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Eater: Fake Inspections Help Restaurants Get Good Grades

Eater: Fake Inspections Help Restaurants Get Good Grades

Fake Inspections Help Restaurants Get Good Grades
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Open City: The Roast Duck Bureaucracy

Open City: The Roast Duck Bureaucracy

The Roast Duck Bureaucracy About a decade ago, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOH) began to puzzle over a strange and disturbing sight: whole, roasted ducks, hanging by their necks in the windows of Manhattan’s Chinatown. “The health department had nothing to go with in terms of how they should react towards it,” recalled […]

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Crain’s: Chinatown restaurants get bad grades

Crain’s: Chinatown restaurants get bad grades

Chinatown restaurants get bad grades Chinatown’s Buddha Bodai stands out in its crowded neighborhood. In a community where few restaurateurs speak fluent English, Buddha Bodai’s co-owner Kent Zhang is the exception. The eatery is also among the minority in the area to accept credit cards, and its menu—both kosher and vegetarian—has earned it plenty of […]

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China Daily: Chinatown restaurants learn how to get an ‘A’

China Daily: Chinatown restaurants learn how to get an ‘A’

Between July 2012 and March 2013, New York restaurants paid $30.3 million in health inspection fines. Of the 293 restaurants in Manhattan’s Chinatown district, the total in fines was about $600,000. “For such a small restaurant community, that amount is really significant,” Rada Tarnovsky, a New York attorney and president of Letter Grade Consulting, told […]

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Good Morning America: ‘GMA’ Investigates: How Clean Is Your Kitchen?

Good Morning America: ‘GMA’ Investigates: How Clean Is Your Kitchen?

ABC News’ Amanda Keegan and Dr. Richard Besser report: ABC Breaking News | Latest News Videos Many cities across the country are adopting a letter-grade inspection system that requires restaurant operators to post publicly their health inspection grades for all to see. But what about your own kitchen at home? “GMA” Investigates decided to give […]

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