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Restaurant Report Cards with Bill Burr

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Every Wednesday, dapper news reporter Bill Burr presents a dry, straightforward report on some of the worst and best of what inspectors from the state Department of Health and Environmental Control found at local restaurants. Burr’s matter-of-fact style (equal parts Guy Smiley and Robert MacNeil) counterbalances the horrible news about food storage, cleanliness, and handling procedures. They show the original bad grades, then follow up on the improvements. It’s all archived online at

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