The results of the latest Zagat Survey of New York restaurants are in, with input from a record 34,678 diners, and respondents have issued a resounding mandate to the city's Health Department: Stay the course!
Asked "Do you think the recent temporary shuttering of some NYC restaurants for health violations is...?" only 15 percent answered "[a]n overreaction," while a whopping 65 percent said "[w]arranted." (Another 20 percent were undecided.)
The overwhelming support for the continuing Health Department crackdown on the city's food-service sector comes on the heels of last month's New York Post report, which found that city health inspectors had flunked 25 percent of all 28,955 eateries they inspected during fiscal year 2007.