When Gordon Ramsay Holdings heard the news that the Southern Nevada Health District gave their unopened Vegas pub a “C” health rating, it probably anticipated hordes of snarky bloggers descending upon it, cackling like jackals in the desert at their misfortune. (Okay, they were probably more concerned with the very real threat of not opening Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill on time, thereby losing hundreds of thousands of dollars as well as the wrath of Caesars Palace and Gordon Ramsay himself. But the bloggers wouldn’t make it any easier.)
Eater Vegas reports that a routine inspection of the restaurant, which, again, has yet to open, found 25 demerits against the restaurant, including “spoiled food, food unprotected from potential contamination during storage and by chemicals, improperly washed food contact surfaces and more during the inspection.” To put that in perspective: 40 demerits practically ensures that the SNHD will shut down a restaurant.
However, restaurants can request re-inspections outside of routine visits, and by the very next day, the pub received an A rating. And just in time, too: not only will the restaurant open in less than a week, but also Gordon Ramsay came to Vegas that weekend for the Manny Pacquiao/Juan Manuel Marquez boxing match. The last thing that any restaurant manager needs is a furious owner, hopped up on adrenaline and bloodlust after watchin two men duke it out.
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