Customers Rush to Pizzeria’s Defense


The Health Department cant win for losing: Having failed to close the vermin-infested KFCTaco Bell, theyre now taking heat for temporarily shutting down coal-oven institution Johns Pizzeria and neighboring Risotteria. Both restaurants protested their closure in the most emphatic terms, and their customers, far from being spooked, jumped right onboard. In a letter put up alongside the closure notice, Johns tells passersby that the city is trying to save face: After SEVENTY years in business, they have decided we need a sink CLOSER TO the pizza-making area, the note explains. Loyal customers have contributed their own sentiments: First they came for the smokers, wrote one libertarian, then the pizza lovers. Meanwhile, a punning Risotteria fan has declared that the inspectors are full of beans. Your move, Health Department.