Boston officials are feeling salty toward viral chef Nusret Gokce for allegedly violating COVID-19 restrictions at his popular restaurant.
Nusret, better known as Salt Bae, was forced to shut down the doors of his signature steakhouse after city officials found the restaurant packed with little social distancing and very few people wearing masks.
Recently, Massachusetts began allowing dine-in service and allowed patrons to convene at the bar in groups of 10 or less. The steakhouse appears to have not enforced those restrictions.
Why officials even looked into alleged violations in the first place could have to do with social media. On Sept. 18, the restaurant's own Instagram showed a sea of people inside and outside the establishment. Further, a TikTok video went viral recently showing a woman twerking in the lobby of the restaurant while Salt Bae filmed her.
TMZ reported that the restaurant will have several hearings this week to respond to the alleged violations.