Is the Health Department Out to Ruin Your Winegasms?

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The Big A.

At a recent hearing, restaurant owners had another chance to vent about letter grading. Were not sure why, because the resolution is definitely going into effect in July, but it gave Martin Shapiro of Drew Nieporents restaurants the chance to say once again, This system is going to put people out of business. Anyway, after reading the Times piece, we glanced through the Health Departments restaurant-inspection database to find out who might get failing grades (as we have before) and discovered that Winegasm in Astoria got 64 violation points during their recent inspection (what, the health inspector couldnt bump it up to 69?). In case you didnt know: Yes, there is an eatery called Winegasm, and it seems the DOH has issues with its use of bare hand contact.

A Final Plea by Restaurateurs Before Letter Grades Arrive [NYT]
Restaurant Inspection Letter Grading FAQ [NYC]