Thursday, April 25, 2013

DOH temporarily closes Papaya Dog



Ugh. The DOH paid a visit to Papaya Dog on East 14th Street and First Avenue yesterday ... and apparently didn't like what they saw during the inspection. The report isn't yet online...

Photo via James and Karla Murray.

11 comments:

DrGecko said...

A vegetarian friend of mine will occasionaly eat one of their hot dogs on the grounds that they can't possibly contain meat. Depending on what the DOH inspection report says, she may be proven wrong.

Pinch said...

What the DOH should have closed are some of the people who congregate in front of Papaya Dog.

mk said...

Likely a paper work closing (happened to me once). you have to have a dead body stored in the cooler to get shut down otherwise

Anonymous said...

What a shocker! I would think Papaya Dog would have extremely high standards in terms of cleanliness and food preparation! ;)

Marty Wombacher said...

Boo! The King rules!

Sinestra said...

Oh but the mummified hot dogs at 7-11 are exempt.

Anonymous said...

@ Sinestra: NYC DOHMH doesn't have jurisdiction over stores such as 7-11; the state health department does. This is why they can't inspect anything inside 7-11s or impose soft drink limits there, for example.

BB said...

@ anon, yes correct but to be exact it's the NY State Department of Agriculture that inspects 7/11s, delis and such.

Glenn Belverio said...

Papaya Dog is delicious! Fuck you, DOH!

ShutUpHooker said...

Any vegetarian who eats these on the assumption it doesn't contain meat are way wrong.... mice and roaches contain meat, right?

Anonymous said...

well, if by "meat" your vegetarian friend means any cut of meat one can buy at a butcher shop, then of course there is no meat in a hot dog.

but if you count body parts like lips, anuses (anii?) and the like, i'm afraid she's dead wrong!