Ming Du is Back For Now
Perennial open/closer-due-to-sanitary-issues Ming Du is back in business again! Cleared to open by the DoH on 12/17, business is good at the crown jewel of the 8th Ave steam table Chinese empire. The roast meats hang again in the window and the line stretches to the door, but a specter still hangs over one of the strong contenders for some of the best Chinese this side of Canal.
That’s a C, as low as it gets, in the window. It takes the place of the “Grade Pending” that awaits a search for Ming Du on the DoH’s restaurant inspection site as of the writing of this article. If this is a holdover from their previous graded inspection on 7/31/12, it’s one hell of a bad holdover seeing as that inspection only had 3 points of violation items, dealing solely with a “non-food contact surface not properly constructed.” I mean, non-food causing a C? I dunno.
This may be par for the course as per commenters, but I know plenty of MLers wouldn’t even think twice about it. Methinks it’s time for a proper review post-closure sometime soon. Maybe on a certain day when post-weekend blues require ingestion of roast meats or bitter melon, no? What do you guys think, do we give them a shot or maintain our current gastrointestinal DEFCON level?