Update: Grasshopper passed a re-inspection and was allowed to re-open.
An ISD health inspector today ordered Grasshopper Restaurant, 1 N. Beacon St. in Allston, shut for "gross unsanitary conditions" after an inspection that found a fly infestation and evidence of rodent activity throughout the kitchen, produce being left in direct contact with a "filthy floor," workers not washing their hands, "built up soils" throughout the kitchen, including on walls, the ceiling and cooking utensils and in the ice machine and raw food, including shrimp, being kept too warm.
Even if workers wanted to wash their hands, the hand sink for that purpose had no soap or anything with which to dry their hands, the inspection states. Also:
Upon my arrival there is evidence that the kitchen/ware washing areas are not cleaned prior to closing at the end of the night and reopening for business the next day.
The restaurant can re-open once the owner proves all the violations have been corrected and that he is overseeing "day to day operations to ensure establishment is operating in a safe and sanitary manner in compliance with the food code."