Sen. Klein Says Give Iffy Eateries An “F”

Written by Kari Milchman on . Posted in Eat & Drink, Posts.

In a news conference held in front of Café La Fonduta yesterday, Sen. Jeff Klein (D-Bronx) revealed the city’s top 10 dirtiest restaurants, which, yes, include Café La Fonduta. But aside from these places to avoid, Klein announced he will be introducing legislation that would grade restaurants A through F according to cleanliness, and that restaurants would be required to display these report cards in their front windows. Klein said his office looked at 700 restaurants and discovered 56-percent of them failed inspections due to pest violations. The city Health Department says it will consider the proposal, but that its current scoring system is more detailed. Ah yes, but how much simpler a reversion to elementary school grading would be! Intimidated by the current complicated state of restaurant evaluations? Try staying in and having a nice home cooked meal for a change. But before you head out for groceries, here’s Klein’s list of NYC’s dirtiest supermarkets, aptly called “The Dirty Dozen.”

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