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  1. doh
    The Terrifying Genius of Restaurant Letter GradesWhy the New York Health Department’s decade-old initiative isn’t quite what it seems.
  2. health concerns
    NYC Health Department Asks Food Companies to Cut Added SugarNearly 100 health departments from around the U.S. have also joined the effort.
  3. Sort of a Comeback
    Prosperity Dumpling to Reopen in New LocationFollowing the Department of Health’s shutdown.
  4. Temporary Closures
    NYC Chick-fil-A Closed After Health ViolationsAfter two dire health-department inspections, the location was voluntarily shuttered to deal with the issues.
  5. Shut Down
    Prosperity Dumpling’s Complete DOH Report Is DismalLive roaches and filth flies, oh my!
  6. Food Safety
    Of Course the Health Department Shut Down Prosperity DumplingThe fallout of the rat scandal.
  7. Secret Salamis
    Why Chefs Resort to Secret Tactics to Cook Some of Their Best Food“It was all super off-the-record and super hidden.”
  8. Temporary Closings
    The Health Department Shut Down Joe’s Shanghai Over a Roach InfestationThe restaurant’s midtown location intends to reopen by Saturday.
  9. Beef
    DOH Shut Down Strand Smokehouse After Owner Refused Inspection“People put their life savings into these small businesses,” says owner Tommy Vasilis.
  10. Health Concerns
    What Could Really Happen If You Eat Rodent-Infected Food?Nothing good, that’s for sure.
  11. Health Concerns
    Inspection Issues: NYC Chefs on the Realities of Dealing With the DOHSome of New York’s most prominent chefs discuss what they think could be done to help restaurants and diners better understand the Department’s sometimes-arcane rules.
  12. Cronuts
    Cronut Line Makes Triumphant Return to SohoAfter the DOH temporarily closed Dominique Ansel Bakery, the shop reopened this morning to an even larger crowd than usual.
  13. Reopenings
    The Comeback: Dominique Ansel Bakery Reopens Tomorrow at 8 a.m. WithAfter a DOH closure, the bakery reopens Tuesday morning at 8.am. with ‘Rocky’-themed pastries.
  14. Health Concerns
    DOH Speaks Out on Dominique Ansel Closing [Updated]“What made the infestation severe was that the health inspector found several hundred mouse droppings.”
  15. Temporary Closings
    DOH Closes Dominique Ansel Bakery, Ansel Aims to Reopen MondayIt started after a customer posted video to YouTube of a mouse running in the bakery.
  16. Planned Service Changes
    DOH-Shuttered Pok Pok Ny Reopens [Updated]Andy Ricker says he’s just waiting to be re-inspected.
  17. Reopenings
    Mission Chinese Probably Reopening in a New LocationDanny Bowien came close to signing a lease.
  18. Health Concerns
    Bloomberg Health Initiatives Live on Through Calorie-Count WebsiteCalorie postings go national, and online.
  19. Letter Grades
    Chinatown Restaurants Don’t Really Care About B and C GradesNeighborhood noodle joints to clean up.
  20. Health Concerns
    Mission Chinese Food Shuttered by DOH for Second Time in a MonthDanny Bowien says he won’t reopen until all issues have been addressed.
  21. Temporary Closings
    DOH Temporarily Closes Antica PesaHave no fear, Richard Gere: It’ll be open again soon.
  22. Health Concerns
    Mission Chinese Food Reopens With Support From René RedzepiRodents, toxic chemicals, whatever.
  23. Health Concerns
    DOH Closes Mission Chinese Food, Cites Mouse InfestationThe full, 70-point report reveals other violations, too.
  24. C Is for Crime
    Man Arrested for Selling Fake DOH Letter GradesThe restaurants reportedly had no idea they were getting fake letter grades.
  25. Making Concessions
    Gyro-Maker With Health Department Concession Contract Won’t Serve GyrosEven the low-sodium kind.
  26. Rawhide
    Sunburnt Cow Shuttered by Health DepartmentHurricane Sandy is still to blame, the owner says.
  27. Beep Beep
    So, No, Mario Batali’s Restaurants Don’t Have a Secret DOHIt’s really more about preparedness, the restaurant’s food safety guru says.
  28. Health Concerns
    Council Speaker Christine Quinn Wants to Reduce Restaurant Health-Grade FinesJust call her “Hero of Restaurateurs” Quinn.
  29. Reopenings
    Little Owl Reopened Friday NightThe DOH staged a three-hour mouse hunt, but found the place squeak-y clean.
  30. Temporary Closings
    Little Owl Shuttered by DOH, Hopes to Reopen Next Week [UPDATED]This is terrible news for meatball fans and west side date nights.
  31. Two-Way Street
    Bloomberg and the Grading System Need to Get a RoomHe gives the DOH an A+.
  32. Shivers
    More on Fancy Restaurants With Raunchy KitchensKitchen rats: no longer a metaphor.
  33. Love Dens
    Don’t Go to Little Branch for Your ‘Closer’ Drinks TonightTry PDT.
  34. Nasty
    Starbucks in Rock Center Is Serving Venti Rodent-LattesNew York’s DOH isn’t liking what it’s finding.
  35. Advertising
    Photoshopped Ad Doesn’t Change the Fact That Soda Can in Fact Make PeopleThe DOHMH used a fake image to portray real consequences.
  36. Temporary Closures
    Grand Sichuan on Ninth Avenue Shuttered by DOH
  37. Animanhattan
    Algonquin Lobby Cat Can Roam Again — With ConditionsMatilda is midtown’s latest electroshock patient.
  38. Drama
    The DOH Dumbfounded by KimcheeWhen it comes to temperatures, should the DOH just chill?
  39. Free Ponytails
    Good News for All Those Bartenders Wearing HairnetsBut aren’t there more pressing DOH issues?
  40. DO-Oops
    DOH Deems Algonquin Lobby Cat Feline Non GrataPoor Matilda must now spend her days chained up at the check-in desk.
  41. Yikes
    Di Fara Reports Are Di-sgustingThey’ll survive this.
  42. Oy
    A Hiatus at Estihana for Kosher Folks Craving California RollsThe DOH is not a mensch.
  43. Health Concerns
    All Good: Frankies 457 DOH Situation Gets Cleared UpThe Franks passed their follow-up with flying colors.
  44. Neighborhood Watch
    Spritzenhaus Scales Back Food; Sushi & Sake 101 at HaruPlus: new flavors at Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, celebrate Diwali at Tulsi, and more neighborhood news.
  45. Health Concerns
    DOH in Dumbo: ReBar Gets Closed While Bubby’s ReopensWhere will fruit flies strike next?
  46. Health Concerns
    Restaurateurs to Caribbean-Restaurant Haters: Stop Being JerksOwners of Caribbean eateries in Flatbush would like your business.
  47. Temporary Closings
    Will the Pain Never End for PKNY?When will the bar’s troubles end?
  48. Scary Things
    Is NYC Finally Cracking Down on Supper Clubs? (Updated)At least one club has received a cease-and-desist letter from the Health Department.
  49. Health Concerns
    La Esquina Is Closed Again (Updated)This time it’s just a random DOH inspection failure, and they hope to reopen for dinner.
  50. Health Concerns
    Will Letter Grades Reduce Food Poisoning?Hospital admissions for food poisoning dropped 20 percent after L.A. introduced restaurant letter grades.
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