Food

Mar-a-Lago is a Disgusting Hellhole

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

High-rolling members of Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort may want to refrain from eating there during their future visits.

Trump's gaudy resort has set a new national record for health code violations.

From the Miami Herald:

Inspectors found 13 violations at the fancy club’s kitchen, according to recently published reports — a record for an institution that charges $200,000 in initiation fees.

Three of the violations were deemed “high priority,” meaning that they could allow the presence of illness-causing bacteria on plates served in the dining room.

Among other things, inspectors found raw meat stored above recommended temperatures in broken coolers and raw fish that had not been screened for parasites.

On second thought, I should not have read this while I was eating lunch.

Trump is returning to Mar-a-Lago this weekend. Again. Actually, he's scheduled to depart Washington today at 4 p.m. He's not even waiting for the weekend to arrive.

  • Christopher Foxx

    they could allow the presence of illness-causing bacteria on plates served in the dining room

    Hmmm. Maybe Trump eating at Mar-Lago so often isn’t such a bad thing after all….

    • ninjaf

      I am sure they reserve the most questionable food for the schmucks who are behind on their dues by a week or so.

  • fry1laurie

    Almost as disgusting as its owner.

  • Nefercat

    1) I don’t feel sorry for anyone who would pay $200,000 on purpose to be associated with that orange craphead.

    2) I can hardly wait for the first instance of a foreign head of state publicly refusing to meet with trump at Grumbling Guts By-the Sea.

  • Shhhh! Maybe Trump will get food poisoning.

    Frankly, I’m not going to shed a tear for any of the rich assholes who might get sick at this dump. I certainly don’t want foreign heads of state to get sick, but Trump would bear the responsibility . . .

    • 1933john

      No he wouldn’t, it would be the
      illegal running the Golden Clipper.

    • Tony Lavely

      I can hear it now:
      “Not me! It’s Obama’s fault!”

  • muselet

    Thirteen health code violations, three of them high priority. Crikey.

    Joe’s Diner out by the interstate would get shut down until all those violations were rectified, the place would be reinspected before being allowed to reopen and inspectors would show up for spot inspections every week for the next year. And the local newspapers would run information about the closure, along with every other area restaurant closure. If Joe’s Diner lasted a year after all that, it would be because of the big sign outside, reading, “UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT.”

    Not Mar-a-Lago, though, even though—as Goldie correctly points out—the place has hosted heads of state.

    At least now we know why the reviews of the resort’s restaurant were so negative: food poisoning tends to make reviewers cranky.

    –alopecia

    • JMAshby

      My brother is the general manager of a restaurant, one that primarily serves seafood no less. I can hardly imagine his reaction to this story.

  • Aynwrong

    A g

  • This is a really big deal! Birther fed foreign heads of state and government at that place! He endangered Xi Jinping and others. I have no more words. I’m aghast. There is no rock bottom here.