Beloved-by-all Green Leaf was shut down by the health department yesterday afternoon for:

• Handwashing facilities unavailable
• Preparing food in an unapproved room without any sanitary facilities
• Interference with the health officer

That last violation is one I've never seen before. Yikes.

Green Leaf in Belltown remains open, as does brand-new Lotus Asian Kitchen & Lounge on First Hill, run by the Green Leaf people. You may find out when Green Leaf re-reopens here. (Why would you want to, you ask? Favorite restaurants have been shut down before and doubtless will be shut down again.) Good morning!