Closed by Health Department, Fatty ’Cue Says ‘Excuse Me for Partying’ (Updated: Reopening Tonight)

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One of our favorite late-night joints, Pakistan Tea House, is rocking the "C," and also this: Another late-night go-to, Fatty ’Cue, was closed after an inspection on Monday resulted in a staggering 115 violation points. Four days later, it hasn’t reopened. We asked the Fatty Crew for comment and here’s their official statement: "We just couldn't think of a better way to celebrate winning Best New Brooklyn Restaurant." Ha! Truth is, we’d worry about a barbecue joint that got the health department’s seal of approval. For good measure, here’s the official inspection report. And no — none of these violations involved a dusty chandelier full of wishbones, as was the case at McSorley’s recently.

Violations from 04/04/2011 Inspection

Violation points: 115

Establishment Closed by DOHMH. Violations were cited in the following area(s) and those requiring immediate action were addressed.

Sanitary Violations
1) Food from unapproved or unknown source or home canned. Reduced oxygen packaged (ROP) fish not frozen before processing; or ROP foods prepared on premises transported to another site.
2) Food Protection Certificate not held by supervisor of food operations.
3) Food worker does not use proper utensil to eliminate bare hand contact with food that will not receive adequate additional heat treatment.
4) Evidence of rats or live rats present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.
5) Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.
6) Hand washing facility not provided in or near food preparation area and toilet room. Hot and cold running water at adequate pressure to enable cleanliness of employees not provided at facility. Soap and an acceptable hand-drying device not provided.
7) Refrigeration used to implement HACCP plan not equipped with an electronic system that continuously monitors time and temperature.
8) Food not protected from potential source of contamination during storage, preparation, transportation, display or service.
9) Sanitized equipment or utensil, including in-use food dispensing utensil, improperly used or stored.
10) Facility not vermin proof. Harborage or conditions conducive to attracting vermin to the premises and/or allowing vermin to exist.
11) Other general violation.

Update: Reps tell us Fatty will reopen for dinner service tonight.