Dakota Cowgirl
1337 14th St. NW

Closed: Nov. 21

Reopened: Nov. 22

History: no citations listed in city records dating back to 1999

Health Department Says: operating a food establishment without a current business license

Business Says: Ditto. “It’s simple: We had an expired license,” says Dakota Cowgirl owner Glenn Mlaker. “There were no nasty scallions from Taco Bell, nothing as dramatic as that.” The outdated license was discovered during a routine inspection. “It hangs on the wall—who looks at that stuff?” Mlaker jokes. Mlaker says he was able to renew his license without a problem, and he reopened his establishment the next day.