BREAKING: Di Fara Closed Temporarily by NYC Dept. of Health

Hello, Di Fara (by Slice)

Noooooo!!!!!! If you're about to leave work and get on a train for an end-of-week Di Fara run, nix that idea.

Slice reader Gabriel S. just emailed: "Went by Di Fara looking for a slice today and saw that they were shut by the board of health yesterday. Do you have any details?"

I just called Di Fara proprietor Dom DeMarco, who was at the restaurant, and he confirms that the Department of Health has closed the place "for little things."

"They say I've gotta wear gloves now—and a hat," Mr. DeMarco said. "It's all little things, like everybody else."

Despite the crap news, Dom seemed pretty chipper, taking things in stride. "I'd only wear a hat if I were bald. I'd rather pay the fine than wear the hat."

Mr. DeMarco estimates he'll be open again for business by Tuesday.

"I think it's their way of forcing me to take a little break," he said, jokingly.

Related: Latex Gloves in the Professional Kitchen? from the Talk section of Serious Eats.