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Tiffin Wallah closed by health dept, making repairs

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zsero Jun 13, 2010 08:21 PM

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.

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  1. Joe Berger RE: zsero Jun 21, 2010 12:45 PM

    is there some web sight that tracks
    nyc health department infractions?
    i'd be curios to know what's wrong.
    their cheap indian food was good.

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      Dovid RE: Joe Berger Jun 27, 2010 06:01 PM

      The NYC Dept of Health has a website where you can look up your favorites:

      http://167.153.150.32/RI/web/index.do...

      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.

      1. re: Dovid
        Joe Berger RE: Dovid Jun 27, 2010 07:24 PM

        at useful link to keep bookmarked;
        http://167.153.150.32/RI/web/index.do...
        search for "glatt" or "kosher" and
        you will find many favorite places
        who need to clean up their acts.

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      KosherChef RE: zsero Jun 27, 2010 08:49 PM

      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.

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