I don't know. Call me irrational, but I don't think the level of person who grows up to become an inspector at the DOH should be allowed to enter a place as hallowed as Veniero's pastry shop, let alone pass judgment on it.
I understand that health and hygiene are serious matters and the public must be protected. But oughtn't certain vaunted and illustrious businesses be handled by a more select crew of hyper-competent and culturally senstive professionals, not just the run-of-the-mill, clipboard Nazis? Perhaps an elite department within the DOH—Special Businesses Unit—could be formed, one which understands the seriousness of its task, and treats its subject will all due respect. They could wear really swanky suits, too.
Just an idea. Anyway, the DOH shut up Veniero's—all 114 years of it—good yesterday. The bakery contends that a fix-up program resulted in a pest problem. Could be. The bakery think it may reopen on Thursday.