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Male customers of Tenleytown’s Angelico Pizzeria & Cafe may not know that when they take their grub to go, the containers are coming from a shelf that sits above the women’s toilet. Three boxes of the Styrofoam clamshell containers sit less than 6 feet above the toilet’s rim. David Kokell, a 22-year-old patron carrying out the remains of his chicken lavash roll on a recent Thursday, was put off by the eatery’s storage methods. “If I knew that,” he said, “I wouldn’t have gotten food to go. It’s unsanitary and very gross. That can’t be legal.” Kokell’s gut feeling is spot-on: D.C. Department of Health spokesperson Leila Abrar calls the restaurant’s use of lavatory storage a clear violation of city health codes. “Oh my God,” Abrar said. “That’s definitely not OK. I’ve never heard of anything like that before.” Several telephone messages left for the restaurant management were not returned, but cashier Tim George offers up an explanation: “There’s nowhere else to put them. We have a very small kitchen.”

—Constantine Caloudas