Tiffin Wallah closed by health dept, making repairs
As of this evening, Tiffin Wallah is closed. There's a Health Dept yellow sticker in the window, and a handwritten note dated the 11th, saying that they're closed for repairs, and will reopen in 10 days from that date.
Continuing around the block, I found that Pongal has been taken over by R Israel Meir Steinberg. So much for that. So I ended up at Madras Mahal instead.
I've never heard of this place but after checking the links provided for health department records I saw that this place got 82 violation points! Passing is anything below 28. I think the BOH did you a favor in closing this place down for "repairs"
FYI - the most points currently on record with the BOH is 286!! WOW.
re: Joe Berger
The NYC Dept of Health has a website where you can look up your favorites:
A common problem is to not to keep hot food hot enough, and cold food cold enough. In comparing the inspection reports for the places I visit, I am always surprised by how a place that appears clean (the tables are always wiped down) gets the same rating as the roach-infested dive that you get coffee from. A place that is struggling financially would be expected to cut corners in many areas, but I am always impressed by how the places that cost $$$ and are always busy also don't get it right when it comes to food safety.