If Your Lunch Is Too Cold, Blame Letter Grades

Photo: Department of Health

A WNYC report this morning doesn’t have much to say about the Health Department’s $3 million plan to implement letter grades, but a Wall Street Journal piece offers a new angle: Although the Health Department recently loosened its temperature-control requirements, establishments are keeping their food colder in order to make sure they aren’t smacked with a dreaded B or C. A manager at Bocca says he’s getting complaints about “frozen sushi,” and a Café Metro manager says he’s heard gripes about “frozen sandwiches and ice-cold cheese.” Well, now you know where not to order sushi or sandwiches.

Back to School: New York City Restaurants Receive Letter Grades for Sanitary Conditions [WNYC]
Restaurants Chase Grades [WSJ]