Sorry about it being a fortnight for the reason that final Sick and Shut Down Record. We’re engaged on the explanations behind that since you need to know in a well timed method the place kitchen staff are slogging by backed up sewage to serve you microwaved meals cooked two days in the past.
READ THE RULES AND SAVE US ALL SOME TIME: What follows comes from Florida Division of Enterprise and Skilled Regulation restaurant inspections in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Seashore and Monroe counties. A restaurant that fails state inspection stays closed till passing re-inspection.
If you see a problem and want a place inspected, contact the DBPR. Don’t name us. Don’t electronic mail us. We don’t management who will get inspected nor how strictly the inspector inspects. Allow us to say that once more — we don’t management who will get inspected.
We don’t embrace all violations, simply probably the most transferring, whether or not internally or actually transferring (as a result of it’s alive or as soon as was alive). Some violations get corrected after the inspector factors them out. However, it’s important to ask, why do the violations exist within the first place? And the way lengthy would they’ve remained if not for the inspection?
We report with out ardour or prejudice however with humor seasoning.
In alphabetical order…
Blue Fish Sushi Thai, 3601 W. Business Blvd., Fort Lauderdale: 12 whole violations, two Excessive Precedence violations.
One fish, two fish, Blue Fish, 10 lifeless roaches below a wood prep desk. There was additionally “a lifeless roach on the glue entice behind the microwave on the shelf the place clear plates are saved near the cookline.”
Six dwell roaches included one on a prep space ground subsequent to the kitchen. The opposite 5 frolicked within the door and gaskets of a cookline flip prime cooler.
The within of an ice bucket had “a mold-like substance.”
Growth Thai & Sushi, 2470 Sheridan St., Hollywood: 10 whole violations, six Excessive Precedence violations.
The inspector noticed “10 rodent droppings on the ground on both aspect of a shelf in a dry storage space outdoors of the walk-in freezer. The shelf contained single use objects and spices.”
The butt doing the dropping would possibly’ve belonged to the “lifeless rodent current on the ground within the nook outdoors the walk-in freezer” and subsequent to the aforementioned spice shelf.
Additionally dropping had been Cease Gross sales. First, the inspector hit some ice as a result of he noticed an “Accumulation of black/inexperienced mold-like substance within the inside of the ice machine/bin. Noticed on the ice making mechanism with water working over it and into the mechanism.”
Anyone wanted to show down or flat out substitute the walk-in cooler, which ought to hold meals below 41 levels. The walk-in measured 48-50 levels, nice soccer climate, however unsafely heat had been beef; hen; cooked rice; butter; cream cheese; shell eggs; and tofu. All of it bought tossed.
Growth popped correctly at its second re-inspection two days later.
Chez Ti Doc, 229 SE Second Ave., Delray Seashore: 10 whole violations, three Excessive Precedence violations.
The Gap-in-the-Wall with an precise gap within the wall.
“Wall situated within the dry storage room outdoors the lavatory has a gap in wall and (you’re) capable of see mild from the surface.”
Possibly that’s the place the bugs entered earlier than they bought within the flour that bought hit with a Cease Sale.
After which, there have been rodent droppings “blended in with almond shavings and in peanut butter packages that seem like bitten aside.”
That’s except for the “10 rodent droppings noticed on proper aspect of the drink cooler situated on the entrance counter,” the “15 rodent droppings situated within the dry storage room all through a number of cabinets” and the “roughly 10 rodent droppings noticed within the again left nook below a wood pallet.”
When the inspector returned the following day for re-inspection, the consequence was “observe up inspection required.” No on-line notification that this place each “Met Inspection Requirements.”
China Lakes Restaurant, 19589 NW 57th Ave., North Miami-Dade: 12 whole violations, two Excessive Precedence violations.
Greater than 10 rodent droppings below cabinets close to a toilet door would make it laborious for us to calm down within the Studying Room however greater than 10 rodent droppings on the dry storage ground close to baggage of rice would make it laborious for us to belief many dishes out of this joint.
And, like so many of those locations which have rodents, China Lakes saved meals or substances on the ground. “Noticed oil liquid container on kitchen ground, throughout the range.”
The Lakes had been again open after passing a subsequent day re-inspection.
Delicacies Lakay and Bar, 6010 NE Second Ave., Miami: 10 whole violations, two Excessive Precedence violations.
No cleaning soap or strategy to dry your fingers on the handwash sink. A bag of beans and “an accumulation of particles” on the ground.
Additionally on the kitchen ground had been about 100 rodent droppings. These rodents didn’t simply have the run of the kitchen — they appeared to run the kitchen.
One other 12 items of rodent poop had been “on a shelf subsequent to single service cups.” Three had been “on prime of fresh tools saved on a wire rack contained in the kitchen.” Ten had been on prime of a case of coconut milk. Two on prime of a chest freezer. All this contained in the kitchen.
And if the air was stuffed with love, it shared the house with 14 flies touchdown on the partitions and a chopping board.
The Sept. 15 re-inspection ended with “Comply with up inspection required.” No on-line notification that Lakay ever “Met inspection requirements.”
Dr. Limon Ceviche Bar Weston, 4446 Weston Rd., Davie: Eight whole violations, two Excessive Precedence violations.
There was some moisture on the ground.
“Sewage/wastewater backing up by ground drains. Noticed grey sewage water on the ground all through the prep space the place staff are strolling backwards and forwards to prep meals. Noticed grey sewage water on and below the cookline. Noticed grey sewage water the in ladies’s restroom.”
And, our previous favourite, “Noticed a mold-like substance in ice machine.”
The Physician was again in after a kind of Broward Friday same-day re-inspections.
Donna’s Caribbean Restaurant, 4200 NW twelfth St., Lauderhill: 23 whole violations, seven Excessive Precedence violations.
The inspector counted 28 dwell roaches and 19 lifeless ones, together with eight roaches enjoying the place the mop sink was once. No mop sink (sure, these are required in eating places), the handwash sink drained slowly (at the least they had been utilizing it) and the three-compartment sink drained onto the ground.
Six pans of macaroni and cheese bought tossed for being too heat after in a single day cooling. And within the “meals from an unapproved supply” class, some stuff marked as being from Nic’s Pastries — 27 Gizzardas, 11 Peanut Muffins, 9 Coconut Drops, seven Rock Muffins and 23 Larger Muffins — bought hit with Cease Gross sales.
On the principle kitchen prepare dinner line dry storage shelf, there have been “cabinets dirty with slime mud and particles.”
Donna’s handed re-inspection the following day.
Dune Deck Cafe, 100 N. Ocean Blvd., Lantana: Six whole violations, 4 Excessive Precedence violations
The upside is they’d over 34 items of rodent regularity, many fewer than the 115 an inspector counted once they made The Sick and Shut Down Record in December.
Draw back is Pixie and Dixie nonetheless appeared to play hop-and-poop-scotch in locations you don’t need them to take action. Resembling over 20 droppings “on lids of rice, flour grits and waffle combine containers” and 4 on a kitchen prep desk. One other one was on a container with menus. Three extra on the ground with six on prime of the dishwasher.
Dune was enjoying once more after passing re-inspection the following day. We’re certain the rambling rodents took their act elsewhere.
El Rey De La Medialuna, 3253 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood: 13 whole violations, 4 Excessive Precedence violations.
This joint failed inspection again on Sept. 14 with standing water, flies, and a Cease Sale brought on by “over 10 lifeless small bugs in a self-service show case containing packaged chorizo, cream cheese, and packaged ready sandwiches.”
Additionally, the inspector noticed a “kitchen worker contact the dirty trash container and bag after which start working with dough” with out washing fingers.
After a failed re-inspection, El Rey bought it collectively and handed the third inspection. So, they had been within the clear…till anyone filed a grievance.
And the inspector darkened the door on Wednesday, as chilly as that unlit half of the moon.
The meat slicer on the entrance counter had a “food-contact floor dirty with meals particles, mold-like substance or slime.”
The sunshine over the bakery prep space contained seven lifeless roaches.
Counting the 5 flies in a fly entice on the counter, there have been 54 flies in the home. But staff nonetheless left a field of shortening uncovered.
Match Meals Specific, 302 NE Fourth St., Delray Seashore: Three whole violations, two Excessive Precedence violations.
“Containers of drugs situated on rack containing spices and wares.” Grind the pepper, not the Percocet.
One lifeless rodent and his rodent droppings had been discovered.
Match was it once more after a same-day re-inspection.
Grecian Delight, 3291 W. Dawn Blvd., Fort Lauderdale: Eight whole violations, three Excessive Precedence violations.
Among the many 20 rodent droppings had been 15 behind cabinets within the dry storage space, which additionally had a chest freezer that saved 5 lifeless roaches.
Not solely did Grecian Delight have the method to go re-inspection the next day but in addition a grievance inspection on Thursday. Opa!
HBK Burger, 5650 Stirling Rd., Hollywood: 13 whole violations, 5 Excessive Precedence violations.
Broken or lacking ceiling tiles in dry storage don’t look good, however this inspection’s about what the inspector noticed from the flies.
Resembling over 20 touchdown on packaged and canned meals in dry storage and one other 20 on a bucket with dirty wiping cloths subsequent to the three-compartment sink. Additionally, “a number of small flies” buzzed about and landed on sauce cups saved on prime of the beer keg fridge with faucet handles.
No strategy to dry moist fingers on the kitchen handwashing sink.
After whiffing on re-inspection the following day, HBK was A-OK on a second re-inspection.
Hook, Fish & Hen, 160 N. Navy Path, West Palm Seashore: 15 whole violations, 4 Excessive Precedence violations.
Sure, we wish to know why the handwash sink didn’t have any cleaning soap or strategy to dry your fingers — so, no strategy to really wash your fingers — till the inspector pointed it out.
And we all know the lifeless fly wasn’t swimming within the mayonnaise jar within the cookline reach-in cooler (mayo is a killer, very fatty). We all know the trio of lifeless flies on six slices of cheese in the identical reach-in earned that cooler its second Cease Sale of the inspection.
However how on earth are these Primary violations and never Excessive Precedence? Not even intermediate?
In different fly information, there was one on a bag of tostadas, six on a seasoning container, 10 on beer instances and 20 on prime of a 50-pound bag of onions.
This place handed a second re-inspection on Sept. 23.
Ivory’s Take Out, 2270 W. Sistrunk Blvd., Fort Lauderdale: 14 whole violations, 5 Excessive Precedence violations.
“Lack of bathroom and paper towels tissue at every rest room.”
Flies zipping across the three-compartment sink had been killed by the supervisor in entrance of the inspector. Sliced cheese bought hit with a Cease Sale for being too heat.
And, within the kitchen, the handwash sink had solely water — no cleaning soap or strategy to dry your fingers aside from flap.
Ivory handed re-inspection the following day.
Las Carnitas Latin Delicacies, 3305 N. Federal Hwy., Pompano Seashore: Six whole violations, three Excessive Precedence violations.
Of the 38 flies counted, about 20 simply frolicked on a wall over the entrance counter steam desk. That feels just a little “Birds” like, no?
“Bowl or different container with no deal with used to dispense meals” within the white rice storage container. It is a widespread violation that originally would possibly make you shrug, however contemplate that it could actually simply put the scooper’s fingers — which could or won’t be washed — in direct contact with the meals.
They handed re-inspection on Sept. 17 and, Wednesday, an inspection off a grievance.
La Villa Taqueria Mexiciana, 6146 S. Congress Ave., Lake Price: Eight whole violations, 4 Excessive Precedence.
On this meals truck, the “serving window has no screens, or any technique of closing when working. Flies in unit.”
This isn’t the way you wish to begin the inspection. “Prepare dinner started working with meals, dealing with clear tools or utensils, or touching unwrapped single-service objects with out first washing fingers.”
However the most typical downside in meals vans that fail inspection is “no potable working water, no sizzling or chilly water, at hand washing sink and triple sink.”
They bought that downside dealt with by the following day’s re-inspection.
Notico, 3725 Lake Price Rd., Palm Springs: 5 whole violations, one Excessive Precedence violation.
Eight dwell roaches working round in coolers that weren’t getting used and two roach corpses on wiping cloths.
“Cooked meals thawed at room temperature.” That’s a no-no at residence and a severe no-no for a restaurant.
The kitchen was too darkish, so Notico bought dinged for too little mild “at a meals working floor or the place security is an element.”
Notico handed re-inspection two days later.
Panda Specific, 4190 N. State Rd. 7, Coral Springs: Six whole violations, two Excessive Precedence violations.
The air crackled with Cease Sale lightning as soon as the inspector realized these had been dwell flies inside a container with crushed chili.
Exterior the container, 5 flies hopped from there to a bag of salt. Over on the drink machine, 10 flies landed on cup lids and the soda dispenser.
There was standing water subsequent to the walk-in freezer. Standing water…so quiet, so nonetheless, so ucky.
Panda Specific handed re-inspection the following day.
Peking Home, 899 N. Homestead Blvd., Homestead: 21 whole violations, 4 Excessive Precedence violations.
“Soiled, moist towels” had been touching uncooked hen. Cease Sale.
There have been three lifeless roaches and three dwell roaches had been in the home. But it surely was the dwell ones, making their manner throughout the ground, that the inspector famous “Operator picked up the roaches.”
“Picked up.” Not “killed,” however “picked up.” Then once more, contemplating how inspectors react to seeing managers kill bugs…
Oh, there was a roach within the roach resort beneath a kitchen shelf.
“No sizzling working water at three-compartment sink,” form of an issue for sanitizing that cookware you wash by hand.
And, if there’s a real bete noire at The Sick and Shut Down Record, it’s this violation: “In-use knife/knives saved in cracks between items of kit. Noticed knife saved between tools at preparation space.”
After failing a re-inspection, the Home took a few days and handed a second re-inspection.
Pizza Palace, 1962 Lake Price Rd., Lake Price: 12 whole violations, two Excessive Precedence violations.
Six lifeless roaches and one dwell roach, however the worst quantity is zero — the variety of working handwash sinks out of the 2 within the restaurant.
“Sewage/wastewater backing up by ground drains. Noticed when hand sink is on, the water comes up from drain. The sink is situated on the entrance of the kitchen. Water is staying in between the ground tiles.”
That dearth of handwashing sinks means getting hit with the identical bowl scoop violation that Las Carnitas means just a bit extra ew.
The Palace handed re-inspection the following day.
Rhum Shak, 802 Lake Ave., Lake Price: 5 whole violations, two Excessive Precedence violations.
Rodents ruined the day for Rhum Shak, which is spelled “Rhum Shack” to the DBPR and was when it failed an inspection final December partially due to a dead rodent next to rodent poop.
This time, there was solely the poop, eight items of it.
The Shak handed re-inspection the following day.
Sabine Caribbean Restaurant, 209 SE Second Ave., Delray Seashore: Seven whole violations, three Excessive Precedence violations.
“Can liners used to cowl cooking rice.” Come on, individuals, cease by your native retailer the place half the stock fell off the again of the truck on the way in which to Goal and Residence Depot and drop a couple of bucks.
The inspector gave us just a little Pat Summarall play-by-play on the 25 dwell roaches discovered within the air conditioner closet.
“A/C closet immediately throughout from dry storage. Operator sprayed aerosol can in space and roaches scattered towards dry storage shelving and into partitions/cove molding.”
Seven different dwell roaches had been on or below dry storage racks. One lifeless roach was legs up subsequent to a drink cooler.
Sabine handed re-inspection two days later.
Sahara Cafe Miami, 19597 NW 57th Ave., North Miami-Dade: 14 whole violations, six Excessive Precedence.
Which is worse? The over 30 lifeless roaches on the kitchen ground? Or the meat soup within the walk-in cooler with “mold-like development” that bought hit with a Cease Sale? And did the roaches get into the soup?
Talking of Cease Gross sales, the inspector was dealing these like Teofilo Stevenson proper fingers on cooked white rice, cooked pasta, uncooked beef, uncooked pork and uncooked shrimp. All too heat for secure preserving. Basura.
No cleaning soap or paper towels on the handwashing sink subsequent to the three-compartment sink. That’s simply lazy. Don’t wish to be known as lazy? Don’t be lazy.
Sahara failed re-inpsection the following day and their most up-to-date inspection, Sept. 18, says “Comply with-up inspection required.”
Wings N Issues, 150 SW Sixth St., Pompano Seashore: 13 whole violations, two Excessive Precedence.
Like most place, flies and filth carried Wings N Issues to failure.
Such because the 15 to twenty flies “on the prep space getting used to chop and put together potatoes” together with “flies touchdown on the potato slicer and the prep shelf.” One other 28 to 35 flies zipped in regards to the restaurant.
Then, there have been the dwell bugs of “species undetermined.” Significantly, simply learn.
“Roughly eight to 10 dwell bugs “species undetermined” on a prep desk shelf below dirty damp packing containers and mop heads. Roughly six to eight dwell bugs “species undetermined” in a bus tub with dirty particles on similar shelf.”
In any other case, this place appears to be like like anyone wants to choose up the 409 and begin firing away.
“All kitchen flooring in prep and cooking space are greasy and dirty with meals particles. Stroll-in and freezer flooring dirty.”
“Partitions at prep space, kitchen prepare dinner line and storage space are dirty.”
“Eating room carpets dirty below tables.”
Wings flew by the following day’s re-inspection and a grievance inspection on Wednesday.
This story was initially revealed October 1, 2021 11:33 AM.