The Post weighs in on the new round of health department letter grades with an article titled, “Several Elite Restaurants Graded Unclean.” Turns out when a publication runs a photo of McSorley’s Old Ale House (grade: C) alongside that headline, blogs like Grub Street are not gonna be the only ones who hammer you. The commenters are all over the Post for expecting an old-school watering hole like McSorley’s to ace a cleanliness test: “WHY would you EAT at a place like McSorley’s?…. DEATH WISH!” writes one.
Also on the list of sub-par students: Shake Shack Upper East Side comes in with a C (ouch!); Les Halles, Di Fara, Shun Lee, and the White Horse Tavern score B’s; the Regency scores a C. Nothing some would consider “elite” in there, but so be it. If you’d like to see for yourself how your favorite eatery fared, head here.