After a week from the grand opening of Nusr-Et Boston, the newest jewel in the Salt Bae steakhouse empire, Boston’s Licensing Board and Inspectional Services Department shut it down for health and safety violations.
This is not a first for Mr Bae as he has a minor kerfuffle with the New York City Health Department for doing his trademark salt sprinkle without protective gloves in 2018, and in 2019, cops were called to Nusr-Et Miami when a Florida Man refused to pay for his gold-plated steaks.
Most of the violations cited include equipment and paperwork issues. The restaurant was also failing to follow the city’s Covid safety guidelines. Nearly all of these violations were fixed within 24 hours and will be addressed at a city hearing scheduled today (Sept 29).
The most serious charge he is facing is over two blocked fire exits, which were discovered during a September 23 inspection. The city of Boston takes fire safety extremely seriously especially after the infamous Cocoanut Grove nightclub fire of 1942 which killed 492 people and seriously injured hundreds more.
Nusr-Et Boston is located only one block away from where the Cocoanut Grove once stood.
The fire safety violations will be addressed in a separate hearing today as well.