TAMPA, Fla. — If you tried to order pizza from New York New York Pizza Bar and Grill in Ybor City last night, you probably got a recording, saying it was temporarily closed.
That's because the state shut down the popular restaurant after finding evidence of rodents and temperatures that could make you sick.
On Monday, April 9, inspectors walked into the popular pizza joint at 1512 7th Avenue in Tampa and saw a live rodent in the storage area along with rodent droppings.
They also discovered flying insects in the kitchen, food preparation area, and in the walk-in cooler.
And after discovering the cooler not working properly and not properly cooled, they ordered a stop sale on over 45 pounds of food at improper temperatures.
The list of food needing to be thrown out included 2 pounds of eggplant at 45 degrees, 5 pounds of ham at 43-47 degrees, 10 pounds of shredded mozzarella cheese at 54-55 degrees, 5 pounds of sausage at 47-49 degrees, 10 gallons of tomato sauce at 46 degrees, 3 pounds of lasagna at 48 degrees, 4 pounds of cooked chicken wings at 45-48 degrees, 15 pounds of raw chicken wings at 44 degrees and 3 pounds of raw bacon at 47-degrees.