Neighborhood: East Village
Address: 200 East 3rd St.
Why It Received a "B":

1) Hand washing facility not provided in or near food preparation area and toilet room. Hot and cold running water at adequate pressure to enable cleanliness of employees not provided at facility. Soap and an acceptable hand-drying device not provided.
2) Hot food item not held at or above 140ยบ F.
3) Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.

Why It Doesn't Matter: Because Mama's kicks ass-you won't find Southern comfort food for a better price in downtown Manhattan. A heaping plate of fried chicken, mashed potatoes, and collard greens for $15 bucks? C'mon! All the sides are seasonal, everything is homemade, the cornbread is dope, and it's B.Y.O.B. We can even forgive the Guy Fieri endorsement, not an easy thing to do.