Bubby’s Blames DOH Closure on Intrusive Flies

The dreaded sign.
The dreaded sign. Photo: Daniel Maurer

The Dumbo location of Bubby’s, which specializes in pies, grilled meat, weekend brunch, and a view, has been closed by the Department of Health on its third inspection in as many months. According to the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s website, May’s critical issues were due to food holding temperatures, cross-contamination risks, and the presence of flies. Last month it was more of the same at the 300-seat restaurant, with the addition of roaches (perhaps relatives of the ones that once plagued Bubby’s in Tribeca). By Friday’s inspection there were mice, or evidence of mice. According to city rules, any restaurant that hits a inspection score of 28 violation points or more will be reinspected until all critical violations are corrected. For their part, Bubby’s now has a sign taped to the door blaming all its problems on a broken storm drain; Eater notes that the place hopes to reopen tomorrow. [Eater NY]