NYC Health Department: Mouse Poo Is No Biggie

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Just so you know: A restaurant can have mice droppings on the floor and still receive an A grade. That’s exactly what happened at the Upper West Side Barnes & Noble café, according to DNA Info. And yet Barney Greengrass got a C-worthy grade for not keeping smoked fish cold enough, among other reasons (but then what does the “Sturgeon King” know about fish)? The Daily News points out that in New York, the presence of a rodent is only a five-point violation (still within A range), whereas in Los Angeles it can be grounds for a restaurant’s closure. That is some Mickey Mouse shit right there …

Barnes & Noble Cafe Earns ‘A’ Grade, Despite Evidence of Mice [DNA Info]
Where to eat? Look for the C: What I learned about restaurant grades from living in L.A. [NYDN]