'Department of Health' on Serious Eats

Just to Confirm, Sal & Carmine's Is Back

Reaching in to the Slice mailbag, we got this email from Simon yesterday ... Hey, Adam, Don't know if you've covered this already, but Sal & Carmine's is open again. Haven't been in yet, though, so haven't asked about his side of the DOH shuttering story. Will go have a slice tomorrow and find out, at the very least for my own curiosity.—Simon... More

UWS: Sal & Carmine's Shut Down by Dept. of Health

We just got word via Slice'r Anthony W. that Sal & Carmine's on the Upper West Side has been shuttered by the Department of Health. And photo confirmation comes from Dave Cook of Eating in Translation via his Flickr stream (right). This is sad news indeed, as Sal & Carmine's has long been one of our favorite slice joints in the city. We've been trying to reach the pizzeria for comment on when it'll be back in commission. No word yet, but we'll keep you posted when we find out. Sal & Carmine's 2671 Broadway, New York NY 10025 (101/102;... More

Has the NYC Department of Health Delcared War on Reheated Pizza Slices?

[Photograph: Turbulentflow on Flickr] An alarming piece of reader mail today from an undisclosed Manhattan pizzeria should send shivers down the spines of any slice-loving New Yorker. If this is not just a single instance of overzealous enforcement by the NYC Department of Health, the following could have serious ramifications for the majority of pizzerias in the Big Apple: I am having a huge problem. I run a pizzeria, and we have gotten a warning from the Board of Health saying that pizza is not allowed to be used off of the slice display.This, of course, has to do... More

Deli Cat No Can Has Rodents

Cuddlier and more efficient than exterminators and poison, the cats that prowl your local delis and bodegas hunting for rats and mice are getting busted by the NYC Department of Health as a health risk. You gotta ask yourself what's worse: a rat-killing feline or vermine noshing at your bread loaves? [via Gothamist]... More

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