Barking Dog Diner Shut Down After Sewage Contamination, Health Dept. Says

By Heather Holland on July 14, 2014 4:13pm 

 Barking Dog received 89 violation points during its last inspection and was forced to shut down.
Barking Dog received 89 violation points during its last inspection and was forced to shut down.
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KIPS BAY — Barking Dog diner was shut down by the Health Department after inspectors found it contaminated by sewage and flies.

The eatery and bar at 150 E. 34th St., near Lexington Avenue, was slapped with 89 violation points during a July 10 inspection for transgressions including sewage and liquid waste contamination and food stored at dangerous temperatures, according to the city’s online records.

“Food, food preparations area, food storage area, area used by employees and patrons, contaminated by sewage or liquid waste,” the Health Department said in the list of violations. It was unclear if sewage was found in all of those areas.

Calls to the Health Department were not immediately returned.

In addition, flies were found near food and the restaurant had conditions “conducive to attracting vermin to premises and/or allowing vermin to exist,” according to the online record.

Food contact surfaces were also not properly sanitized after each use, the inspection found.

Barking Dog was still closed as of Monday afternoon. Nobody at the restaurant was immediately available to comment.

Barking Dog is an American diner that usually serves breakfast, lunch and dinner including omelets, salads, sandwiches, steaks, catfish, lobster ravioli and swordfish entrees.

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