Washington Heights restaurant celebrates its "A" grade
I stopped into Sushi Yu 2 on West 181st Street yesterday for the first time in many months, and for the first time since the restaurant earned an “A” from the New York City Health Department on September 1.
Because I was only getting a quick snack, this isn’t a full review, but I was interested at the staff member’s response when I congratulated her for the “A” rating. She smiled, and when I said they had to work hard to get it, she smiled again and nodded, and I could tell there was considerable relief and accomplishment behind the smile. (The health inspectors found numerous violations on several previous visits over the past year, until the most recent successful inspection that earned the “A.”)
My quick snack (a spicy tuna roll) was good, and I will return for a more complete evaluation soon.
For more on the city’s health inspection system, see my earlier post on the subject.
I have to admit that I am a fan of Anderson Cooper, who is unquestionably one of the best journalists on television right now. His new daytime show — so far — seems to be a notch above the usual daytime dribble. And I give him credit for going right to a celebrity “gossip” story that hits close to, or at, his own home.
“Here’s why I find it impossible to be a Republican: any crowd that instantly cheers the execution of 234 individuals is a crowd I want to flee, not join.”—Andrew Sullivan on the debate crowd’s positive response to the large number of executions that Perry resided over while governor of Texas. (via liberal-life)
This is a work-in-progress but I decided it’s time to get this going seriously, so I’ve created a Google Map that combines both the general listings from Google and added my comments for the places that I have checked-out. I will keep updating this as I have time but I wanted to post this and get…
In addition to giving me another good reason not to visit the Mall of America, I think all Americans should read this and ask themselves, “Is this the America that we believe in?”
Kind of ironic that this kind of intrusive surveillance is happening at a place called the “Mall of America,” too. Says a lot about what has happened to our country as fear dominates logic in the wake of 9/11/2001.
Sounds like some small-minded people in Texas made a couple of mistakes, but it also sounds like the school’s principal at least attempted to do right - to the extent possible after-the-fact. What are your thoughts?