We all know not to expect too much of a good thing when dining at some rando pub in New York City. When the potential of questionable food is combined with a poor sanitation grade, you’d certainly think that all risks are augmented and probably wouldn’t even dare to step inside.

This scenario wasn’t quite the case for me last week, when the mere sight of a bar’s lackluster sanitation grade first caused me to double over in laughter before popping in for a drink. It appears that the owners of this bar – which shall remain nameless should the Health Department not share their sense of humor – decided to have a bit of fun with their ‘B’ grade (that’s BlackBerry photography at its finest, folks). Even if you don’t find it amusing in the least, you’ve gotta give them some credit for creativity. Come on.

Yes, I realize I am touting an establishment that was cited for, among other things, “evidence of mice or live mice present in facility’s food and/or non-food areas.” I remain undecided, however, on whether I would enter the all-you-can-eat buffet down the block from our office should they add a “ertified Delicious!” to their current health inspection grade.

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