If you’re the father of a celebrity, expect to get covered when complaining about something – like a restaurant inspection grade — especially in New York City.
As reported in the Daily Mail, Lady Gaga’s father, Joe Germanotta, was so angry after his restaurant’s hygiene rating was downgraded to a B, he took to Twitter to vent his frustrations and reveal the hygiene inspector’s identity.
“Great story of NYC making progress, money and corruption. We had a bad potato in a bin with 40 good potatoes.
“It wasn’t being served to a customer, it was raw, and when the inspector pointed it out we threw it away. How many bad veggies do you toss?
“Regardless, the inspector gave us seven points for a bad potato in a storage bin on our health department inspection, that shifted us from an A to a B or Grade Pending, inspector said it was our choice. (sic)’
The restaurant, Joanne Trattoria, which Mr Germanotta opened with his wife Cynthia last January, has received a number of negative reviews in the past year.
In August, the New York Post reported that New York City’s health department slapped it with a C rating, after discovering various violations that added up to a whopping 42 negative points.
And Leo Carey, The New Yorker’s senior editor, wrote that the restaurant’s homemade focaccia was ‘good in the same way that the garlic bread at Domino’s is good.’