This week's Los Angeles Alternative goes where few of us would dare tread: restaurants that earned the health department's dreaded C grade. They wouldn't risk their own staffers, of course—they sent bloggers. LosAnjealous and Blogging.la are well represented. Included is Daisy's Bakery on Central Avenue, recipient of the lowest inspection score of any restaurant the county licenses. Says Ryan McCracken:
This is F territory, unless you’re grading on a curve....I glide through the sliced plastic tarpaulin that passes for the front door. Almost immediately, I have to shuck to the right to avoid a coffee station housing three steaming, mostly-empty pots of black tar, late afternoon coffee. The smell makes my eyes water. I adjust. To the right, a long counter offers all manner of drugstore sundries. Daisy’s may, in fact, be one of the few places in town where you can score both a donut and 10 ounces of knock-off Drakkar Noir.
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