Sanitary Inspection Grade AIn 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 the City Council. Others reported that a deal had been struck. That the NYC Letter Grade System was changed, fines lowered, violations altered.  As conflicting reports flood the web, Mayor Bloomberg gives us his take on it. Mayor Mike, describes those critiquing the system as “pandering to a handful of contributors to election campaigns that say ‘Oh, this is an outrage, my restaurant is perfect’ – yeah, it’s perfect, you can see the rats running around sometimes or the cockroaches.” Ok NOW we’re really confused.