Not so hospitable. Justin Timberlake’s New York City eatery, Southern Hospitality, is potentially facing a “B” health grade. According to reports, the singer’s restaurant, located in Hell’s Kitchen, failed to come clean upon inspection by the New York City Department of Health and instead has a mice problem and is “not vermin proof.”
According to the report, the Southern-style barbecue restaurant, which also has a second location in Denver, Colo., suffers from “evidence of mice or live mice present in facility’s food and/or non-food area” and is said to have “harborage or conditions conducive to attracting vermin to the premises and/or allowing vermin to exist.”
The report also claims the hot spot’s “food contact surface [was] not properly washed, rinsed and sanitized after each use and following any activity when contamination may have occurred,” and that there’s a “non-food surface improperly constructed” and “unacceptable material used.”
It gets worse — the July 14 inspection was a re-inspection stemming from an even nastier visit that resulted in a total of 23 violation points this past February.
Timberlake opened the restaurant's first location in 2007 after joining forces with friends Trace Ayala and Eytan Sugarman, although it is unclear how active the new dad’s involvement is now.
The restaurant is still currently open for business. On Sunday, the BBQ joint’s Twitter account advertised its festive cocktails and tweeted to followers: “SundayFunday?”
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