I just got back from my walk to (and quickly from) Butter. Let me tell ya, I'm never attempting to eat there again. I wanted to contribute to the Eating for Art opportunity today (a percentage of participating local restaurants' proceeds from today will go to neighborhood art programs), but I'll need to go somewhere else other than butter - someplace that's sanitary.
I walked in and scanned the pastry case for their ""Award-winning eclairs."" As I ordered from the girl behind the counter (they don't wear name tags) I noticed a fly sitting on a pile of scones. I told her there was a fly on the scones, and she simply says, ""Okay"" and continued ringing me up, just like that.
I headed slowly out the door with my eclair hoping she would release the fly out of the pastry case - she did no such thing. She just ignored it and went about her business.
Do you guys know that when a housefly lands on our food, it regurgitates on the food? The digestive juices, enzymes, and saliva in the discharge begin to break down and dissolve the food. The fly can then suction up the liquid food with its sponge-like mouth parts and its proboscis. Flies are also known to lay eggs on food.
I walked outside and spooned a little of the custard with my finger into my mouth. As I reached into the bag for some more I saw a dark hair in the custard! Yuck!
I went back in and told a girl behind the counter (it was a different girl this time) and she simply asked, ""So do you want another one?"" There was no way I was going to eat anything from that place, so I asked for my money back.
The owner was listening into this interaction and simply went about his business without saying a word of apology or embarrassment. In fact, a moment later he was recommending pastries from the same case to another customer! Ugh!
It's no shocker there's hair and flies and god knows what else on their food when the owner and staff are as careless as they are. It's a little TOO organic in there if you ask me, lol!
*Notice the review on Google titled ""Awful!, Awful, awful, awful!!"" also mentions the flies in the pastry case. Gross!
Cons: Very Unsanitary - Owner and staff just turn their heads