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NYC Restaurant Ratings: A, B, C and Pending

February 18, 2011 Leave a comment

On this beautiful spring-like day, I leisurely walked around the neighborhood picking up supplies for the week. Unlike the winter where you hustle back and forth, I was able to take the time to look in the windows of stores and take my time going home.  It was then I was reminded of the New York City restaurant ratings; and of my one case of food poisoning this winter.

Just after a serious bout of “am I going to make it through the night”-itis, I caught a news program explaining the New York City restaurant ratings.  Apparently, all restaurants should have a grade in their windows by now; however, if you see “Grade Pending” this means they are disputing the grade the restaurant received.  Well, no pun intended, but this indeed was news to me!  The next time I had the opportunity to pass by the restaurant I had ordered from my suspicions were confirmed; I saw the “Grade Pending” sign in the window, and decided that I would no longer purchase food without being aware of their status.

Here’s a link for those of you wishing to know the grade of your favorite restaurant:
Check Out Your Favorite Restaurant’s Grade

“The art of dining well is no slight art, the pleasure not a slight pleasure.”
– Michel de Montaigne