Keep calm, chow down.
Yes, some foodies may have been frustrated this weekend at a report that Logan Square’s Longman and Eagle failed its food inspection Aug. 9. According to city records, the award-winning spot had several health code violations, including overflowing garbage containers without locks and chains, a cluttered basement and a partially unsealed ceiling basement.
But the failure isn’t a death sentence, and should probably be taken with a grain of salt. Last year, the Tribune published an analysis of all inspection data, and found that about one in five restaurants at the time had failed an inspection over a two year period. The same article notes that a failure doesn’t mean danger--city officials said that if a restaurants food or building poses a threat to public safety, it will be immediately shut down.