Rocco's hit by Health Department
Apparently starting a new restaurant isn't just American Express commercials and hanging with the Coor's Light Twins. According to public records, the New York City Health Department has found multiple violations at celebrity chef Rocco DiSpirito's new Manhattan restaurant.
I kinda doubt this makes into an episode of the NBC reality series "The Restaurant", because the health department found "evidence of live flies" in the kitchen prep area, metal spoons stored in a "container of greasy stagnant water", leaving wiping cloths "soiled with old food particles," on a counter top, not having a self-closing door on the employee toilet, not having a light cover in a walk-in refrigerator to catch glass if the bulb broke, missing tiles in the dish washing area and one missing in the food-prep section.
So, just add "fly in my soup" or a food-poisoning outbreak to potential story lines. Go-go-gadget Tivo!