Okay, so that last post was so self-effacing and pointless, I decided to put this up too.
New York restaurants are now required to put up restaurant letter grades for cleanliness. Some people are happy about this--less food poisoning! Some are not--restaurants that serve genuinely good food, but don't necessarily meet Health Department requirements may lose business with the endowment of a lower grade.
Now, being from California, this idea is not foreign nor surprising, and I find that the letters don't really hinder my patronage of certain C (Asian) restaurants. Of course, that being said, I am Asian, and we all know that dirty Asian food is much tastier and much more authentic than "fine dining" "clean" Asian food, right? Right?!
Just some food for thought.