Wednesday, March 22, 2006

What Not To Eat

Mmmmmm...Crunchy.Before heading out to lunch today, you might want to stop over at Albany County's web site and check out the online restaurant inspection results. It's not absolutely complete yet, but it has data on all inspections that have taken place since October. Many of the violations are highly technical, and not the sort of thing that would keep you from eating somewhere, but now and then you'll find one that's truly revolting. For example, one very old and famous downtown eatery on lower State Street was cited in November for an Item 14A, and found to have "Insects, rodents present". Just remember, if you find something crunchy in your Manhattan Clam Chowder, one man's pest is another man's protein. Bon Appetit!