According to a health inspector's report, Little Haiti, in the same building as the garage, was shut for: Read more.
My Haitian (and Haitian food loving) brethren of Boston recommend a restaurant. I want a place your mama would go.
A city health inspector shut Little Haiti International Cuisine, 1184 Hyde Park Ave., yesterday for a series of health violations.
The "rodent droppings on serviceware stored as clean," were only ranked as "non-critical," which, by themselves, are not enough to get a place shut down. But the inspector also found:
Live adult and nymph roaches observed on multiple surfaces throughout kitchen shelves by hand wash , floor, behind equipment, on serviceware plates.
That was a "critical" infraction.
ISD last week suspended the health permit for Cordon Bleu, 1231 River St., over a variety of issues, including: Meat and vegetables stored overnight in a refrigerator that was too warm, no hot water and:
Evidence of live cockroach activity inside of the dry storage room and in main kitchen area. Evidence of what appears to be rodent droppings in the main kitchen area.
The Boston Licensing Board today ordered Cordon Bleu on River Street to shut for three days after a police investigation showed the restaurant's main offering appeared to be an illegal lottery run out of a back office rather than food.
Board Chairwoman Nicole Murati Ferrer wanted to order a five-day suspension, but she was outvoted by members Milton Wright and Suzanne Ianella.
Police say food wasn't the main attraction at Cordon Bleu on River Street - it was the lottery they charge was being run out of a room in the back of the restaurant.
Restaurant owner Marie Ketty Sanon, though, says she was only collecting money to buy rice, beans, sugar and other staples for relatives of customers back in Haiti.
At a Boston Licensing Board hearing this morning, however, Sanon allowed as how numbers on a receipt seized by police and given to the board as evidence did, in fact, show numbers, although she was unable to explain just what the numbers represented.
Delicias Dominicanas is moving kitty-corner across Hyde Park Avenue and Canterbury Street into the former Maggie Mae's bar. Its old space is being taken over by a Haitian restaurant, Le Lambi.
But fans of Haitian food need not despair: According to its Facebook page, Bel Lounge will also serve Haitian food.
Boston's Hidden Restaurants enjoys a night at Jazz Cafe on Washington Street (across from the Staples), which serves everything from Haitian and Creole dishes to Italian food:
... The Jazz Cafe and Bar is like no other restaurant we have been to in the Boston area; between its quirky atmosphere and oddly put-together menu, this is perhaps not a restaurant for everybody. But I found it to be quite endearing, and on the way out I found myself wondering when I might be able to get back there again. ...