Country Hoping to Be Open As Early As Tonight

A reopening tonight is by no means in the bag.
A reopening tonight is by no means in the bag.Photo: Shanna Ravindra

Country’s closure by the DOH might come to an end tonight, Geoffrey Zakarian tells us. Then again, it might not. The restaurant was closed Friday for, as a DOH rep told Eater, a “poor inspection history” combined with the lack of an approved sous vide plan on file. The chef tells Grub Street that he has filled out all the necessary paperwork with the city, particularly in regard to the thorny issue of having a DOH-approved sous vide plan. Country is waiting for a reinspection, after which it can reopen; Zakarian hopes this will be as soon as tonight, but everyone is at the mercy of the city in these matters, and no one knows for sure.

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