Dead Flies in Tequila
None of the sanitarians can recall shutting down a restaurant, but "we have had some voluntary closures," Yet says. "I once got a call from staff that their restaurant was still operating when the sewers were backing up. So I talked to the person in charge, and she agreed to close. If not, we would have had to take action."
Among the sanitarians I interviewed, Hanton and Bernbeck still eat out often while Yet prefers to stay home and cook.
"Our job impacts where we eat," says Bernbeck. "We often don't eat in restaurants we inspect."
"Though if we do," adds Hanton, "it's quite a compliment."
The following Calls & letters item appeared in the April 2013 Ann Arbor Observer:
Café Felix has improved