This week on How to Behave, Brian Keyser and Hannah Howard talk with wine wholesaler Elena Matt and Andrew Rigie of the New York City Hospitality Alliance about food safety and the restaurant letter-grade system. Recently, Mayor Bloomberg made a comment telling New Yorkers not to visit B and C letter-graded restaurants. Tune into this episode to hear Andrew discuss the reason for the New York City Hospitality Alliance’s existence. Listen in to hear Andrew talk about the lack of education in the inspection process, and how restaurant owners are unable to learn from their restaurant’s scores. Will the election of Bill de Blasio lead to any changes in restaurant inspections? How does the New York City Hospitality Alliance feel about the proposed soda and trans fat bans? Find out all of this and more on this week’s installment of How to Behave! This program has been brought to you by White Oak Pastures. Music by Jon Lundbom & Big Five Chord.

“When it comes to the Department of Health and other regulatory considerations, it’s very hard to run a business in New York City.” [4:00]

“We need to change the inspection culture… it needs to be more of an educational process.” [9:00

Andrew Rigie on How to Behave