Salt Bae’s Boston restaurant closes for alleged Covid violations

He’ll need to take this with a grain of salt.

“Salt Bae,” the Instagram-famous butcher and restaurateur, had his newest eatery shut down on Saturday — and its liquor license indefinitely suspended — simply days after opening over citations together with COVID-19 protocol violations, according to the Boston Globe.

The restaurant in query is Nusr-Et Boston, which Salt Bae — a local of Turkey named Nusret Gökçe who earned his moniker for his semi-sexual seasoning approach — opened on Sept. 18. Appearing to be the most well liked desk on the town, the restaurant had large crowds gather exterior on the road, an act in violation of Boston’s advisory of such gatherings, in line with Universal Hub.

Salt Bae himself even posted a video to Instagram on Sept. 19 to share the thrill together with his 30.3 million followers, which confirmed a crowd of well-dressed folks on the sidewalk desperate to get in — a few of whom didn’t put on face masks. The Globe added that comparable gatherings continued all through opening weekend.

Gökçe, who owns dozens of eating places world wide, together with two in NYC, must reply for these violations at a digital listening to on Tuesday.

Salt Bae's NYC burger restaurant.
Salt Bae’s NYC burger restaurant.Tamara Beckwith/NY POST

A separate digital listening to will cope with different alleged violations, resembling blocked fireplace exits throughout a Sept. 23 inspection of the house and having fridges and dishwashers set on the mistaken temperatures. Citing Boston metropolis data, Fox noted that one in all 9 violations had been corrected.

In 2018, Gökçe bumped into points with well being codes over salting diners’ meals and slicing meat with naked palms within the weeks after opening a New York City location. (He later used gloves to season.) Several months later, a former waiter sued him in federal courtroom, charging Gökçe with withholding ideas from his staffers.

Meanwhile, others on-line are speaking in regards to the celeb chef for a wholly completely different motive: A TikTok of a woman twerking for Gökçe  within the new Nusr-Et Boston restaurant has gone viral. In the video, the unidentified girl is seen dancing as Gokce movies her. Shortly after, a person enters the restaurant in a rage as the lady runs off. Twitter customers were divided over the man’s reaction, with many saying the person’s anger was alarming.


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