Sex, Rats and the City: A Nasty Combo

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

Like poor Carrie Bradshaw, the popular “Sex and the City” coffee shop has been deemed rather unappealing … by health inspectors. The Coffee Shop in Union Square is the latest of 83 restaurants shuttered by the food police following the KFC-Taco Bell rat extravaganza. The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene slapped the eatery with a total of 120 points worth of violations—27 points is the maximum to pass. Amongst others, inadequately refrigerated raw hamburger meat and milk were cited. Yum! Co-owner Charles Milite told the New York Post that the city inspector searched his place for 3 1/2 hours instead of his usual 60 to 90 minutes and, like many restaurateurs, claims he’s been targeted as part of an unfair backlash—we assume he means against city restaurants, not the HBO show. But is anyone fearing for Magnolia’s life right about now?