Saturday, February 12, 2011

DOH shutters Yerba Buena on Avenue A

The city inspected the Latin eatery at 23 Avenue A near Second Street yesterday. It did not go well. The city immediately ordered the restaurant to close.

Sorry.. the link doesn't seem to work.. Here are the major violations....

Establishment Closed by DOHMH. Violations were cited in the following area(s) and those requiring immediate action were addressed.

Sanitary Violations
1) Shellfish not from approved source, improperly tagged/labeled; tags not retained for 90 days.
2) Raw, cooked or prepared food is adulterated, contaminated, cross-contaminated, or not discarded in accordance with HACCP plan.
3) Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.
4) Hand washing facility not provided in or near food preparation area and toilet room. Hot and cold running water at adequate pressure to enable cleanliness of employees not provided at facility. Soap and an acceptable hand-drying device not provided.
5) Personal cleanliness inadequate. Outer garment soiled with possible contaminant. Effective hair restraint not worn in an area where food is prepared.
6) Food contact surface not properly washed, rinsed and sanitized after each use and following any activity when contamination may have occurred.
7) Sanitized equipment or utensil, including in-use food dispensing utensil, improperly used or stored.


Anonymous said...

I'm curious as to what happens if they have to shut them down for a failed inspection...
Do the people dining have to leave? Do they continue to serve those people eating despite the health issues? Are customers allowed to come in?

How does it work? Do they evacuate the premises?

Pablo Escolar said...

Does the DOH link work for other people? I tried searching and couldn't find it.

Anonymous said...

If the DOH closes a restaurant during service, the restaurant has to ask all it's guests to leave.

Citylion said...

Ugh...I love that place. Suddenly not so hungry now though. Damn it, YB.

Anonymous said...

I was once in this place and while having a cocktail at the bar, I saw a roach crawling out of the bottle shelf. I pointed it out to the manager and his only reply was: "It's New York City". You can figure it out!

Anonymous said...

Yes! Am glad that you was once there... I wonder if you actually react to that roach at that precise moment and walked out or you actually enjoyed the amazing cocktails YB provides and you are just having fun explaing your adventured in the internet... That only would mean that you have everything but courage... Congratulations you definitely sound convincent from your computer chair... Signed:CV