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Health Dept. temporarily shuts down Winegasm

March 10, 2017 Staff Report

An Astoria wine bar was temporarily shut down this week by the Health Department for several health code violations.

Winegasm, a wine bar located at 31-86 37th Street was shut down on Wednesday for racking up 40 health code violation points during a routine inspection, according to a report on the Health Department website.

The report noted several critical and critical non-violations that led to the closure of the restaurant.

The critical violations included evidence of mice on the premises and the failure to protect food from a potential source of contamination.

The report also noted non-critical violations such as the facility not being vermin proof and lacking an accurate thermometer in a refrigerated or hot holding environment.

The Health Department gives out letter grades to restaurants based on a points system. Any restaurant that receives between zero and 13 points receives an A grade, any receiving between 14 and 27 points gets a B grade, and any with 28 or more points gets a C grade. Each point value is assigned based on the size and scale of the violation.


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Vlad P

I guess this is what happens when you don’t clean up after people having massive gushing winegasms.


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