This makes me kind of sad.
Inspired by Alison Cook’s recent article on the Houston Department of Health and Human Services’ new online health inspection reports site, I set about researching some of my favorite restaurants. Inevitably, the restaurant that I just raved about yesterday was also temporarily closed due to health code violations last year:
Call it living dangerously if you will, but this isn’t going to keep me from going to Brenda’s. I figure that if their numerous health code violations haven’t killed or hospitalized me by now, I have no reason to stop eating their delicious, delicious food.
So which is it, guys and gals: Have I built up an immunity to/tolerance of dangerous bacteria from my years of eating at questionable holes-in-the-wall? Or am I tempting fate with my callous disregard of health code violations and will ultimately be doomed to contract salmonella from an innocent-looking taco and die a painful death as a result of my hubris?
I’m hoping for immunity, obviously.