Mouth, with “The Best Food You’ve Never Heard Of, ” spent a year focusing on mostly local products. They announced today that “it became clear that “indie” is not about a place, it’s about passion, entrepreneurship, craft and, taste,” and dropped the “New York” from their original name (New York Mouth).
After walking by the uber-rustic-chic Tres Carnes corner of Chelsea for the past couple of weeks, we finally had a chance to dine “in” yesterday, and see what the lines are about. Serious Eats gave them a first look, and we’re glad we did. In a neighborhood saturated with fast casual outlets, it seems they are poised to take on the storm.
There’s a verified pit master, Chipolte-level efficiency of service, and what seem to be many happy meat eaters in the midst.
Since they frequently get the questions from their members as to how letter grade inspection cycles work, the NYC Alliance sent out a quick explanatory memo this afternoon:
The following is how the inspection cycle works:
- A restaurant that scores 0-13 points (A Grade) on its initial inspection receives an A and will not be inspected again for about a year.
- A restaurant that scores 14-27 points (B Grade) on either its initial or re-inspection, but not more than 28 points, receives its next initial inspection about 5 to 7 months after the re-inspection.
- A restaurant that scores 28 or more points (C Grade) on its initial or re-inspection receives its next initial inspection about 3 to 5 months after its inspection cycle ends. The inspection cycle ends when the restaurant scores below 28 points on a compliance inspection.
The Alliance suggests not to hesitate to contact them if you have any questions about food safety and the Letter Grade inspection system.