Sex, Rats and the City: A Nasty Combo


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Like poor Carrie Bradshaw, the popular “Sex and the City” coffee shop has been deemed rather unappealing ... by health inspectors. [The ][Coffee Shop in Union Square] is the latest of 83 restaurants shuttered by the food police following the [KFC-Taco Bell rat extravaganza](http://www.nypress.com/20/9/informationagent/agent1.cfm). The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene slapped the eatery with a total of 120 points worth of violations—27 points is the maximum to pass. Amongst others, inadequately refrigerated raw hamburger meat and milk were cited. Yum! Co-owner Charles Milite told the [New York Post](http://www.nypost.com/seven/03132007/news/regionalnews/shut_eatery_smells_a_rat_regionalnews_carl_campanile_and_david_andreatta.htm) that the city inspector searched his place for 3 1/2 hours instead of his usual 60 to 90 minutes and, like [many restaurateurs](http://www.nypress.com/blogx/display_blog.cfm?bid=75741710&day=12&startmonth=3&startyear=2007), claims he’s been targeted as [part of an unfair backlash](http://www.nytimes.com/2007/03/13/nyregion/13inspect.html?em&ex=1173931200&en=bec5d463794cf48d&ei=5087%0A)—we assume he means against city restaurants, not the HBO show. But is anyone fearing for Magnolia's life right about now?





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