Teany Shuttered by Department of Health

Posted on: January 4th, 2012 at 6:28 am by

As popular as decade-old Teany is around the neighborhood, hindsight shows us that it was certainly a filthy place to dine.  At least recently. The Department of Health shut down the below-grade cafe a few days ago for a multitude of violations totaling a gagworthy 90 points.  Yes, you read that correctly.

Taped to the ginormous vestibule at 90 Rivington Street is all the evidence, including signs that indicate an imminent reopening under new management. Seems like a chicken-egg conundrum on the face of it…

Meantime, here’s a list of all the DOH infractions, according to the website:

  • Cold food item held above 41º F (smoked fish and reduced oxygen packaged foods above 38 ºF) except during necessary preparation.
  • Food Protection Certificate not held by supervisor of food operations.
  • Filth flies or food/refuse/sewage-associated (FRSA) flies present in facility’s food and/or non-food areas. Filth flies include house flies, little house flies, blow flies, bottle flies and flesh flies. Food/refuse/sewage-associated flies include fruit flies, drain flies and Phorid flies.
  • No facilities available to wash, rinse and sanitize utensils and/or equipment.
  • Food not protected from potential source of contamination during storage, preparation, transportation, display or service.
  • Facility not vermin proof. Harborage or conditions conducive to attracting vermin to the premises and/or allowing vermin to exist.
  • Plumbing not properly installed or maintained; anti-siphonage or backflow prevention device not provided where required; equipment or floor not properly drained; sewage disposal system in disrepair or not functioning properly.

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  • Theopticnerve

    Place tried to serve me a a re-heated V-Spot lasagna (the kind you can get in the deli up the street for $4) for $8. Good riddance. 

    • Guest

      Agreed. That place sucks.

  • Danjammoran

    The main violation was for the washing machine which was being worked on when the inspector came in. The mistake was not having the door locked while the workers put in a new sink. Ps, no fish or meat has ever been sold there.