Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Restaurant Rules and Regs--The Legal Side of Fun

Whether you came to Hofstra Law from nearby Long Island or from halfway around the world, it's not always easy to understand the rules and regulations that govern all those grading and calorie signs in the restaurants and bars of Manhattan (and the other four New York City Boroughs). Fortunately, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene site is a wealth of user-friendly facts. It provides simple explanations and FAQs about the new grading system for restaurants, and you can search here for violations and inspection results by eatery name, neighborhood, and cuisine. Curious about those calorie postings? It's all here, with links to trans fat and smoking regulations.

Maybe the big city eating and drinking experience is going to the dogs? Well, not exactly. As related last week in the New York Times City Room blog, the city that never sleeps is finally cracking down on the dog-friendly (and I assume, cat-friendly) bar.
Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

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