Guy Fieri‘s fans should perhaps think twice before riding the bus to Flavortown.
The Food Network chef’s New York restaurant, Guy’s American Bar & Grill, has been slammed by the NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, RadarOnline.com can exclusively report.
According to a January 2016 restaurant inspection, officials discovered nasty vermin in the Times Square greasy spoon.
“Filth flies or food/refuse/sewage-associated flies present in facility’s food and/or non-food areas,” the most recent report reads. “Filth flies include house flies, little house flies, blow flies, bottle flies and flesh flies. Food/refuse/sewage-associated flies include fruit flies, drain flies and Phorid flies.”
The eatery was also reprimanded for employees failing to use “proper utensils” to “eliminate bare hand contact with food.”
Inspectors graded Guy’s American Bar & Grill with a concerning B rating.
It wasn’t the first time Fieri was criticized for critters in his kitchen. In January 2015, inspectors discovered “live roaches” on the ground.
Late last year, it was the 48-year-old shock chefs’ dirty employees, not unwelcome pests, who were the subject of the inspectors’ scorn.
“Personal cleanliness inadequate,” they wrote. “Outer garment soiled with possible contaminant. Effective hair restraint not worn in an area where food is prepared.”
Fieri’s eatery has been under scrutiny since the very beginning. Just after the 2012 grand opening, New York Times food critic Pete Wells skewered the highly anticipated spot in a scathing review, calling the fare “inedible” and “deeply unlovable.”
The Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives host dismissed the review as “ridiculous.”