Flies on fudge, unsanitary practices: Dawn restaurant racks up 40 … – South Florida Solar Sentinel

Festive flies, amongst different points, resulted in two South Florida eateries being ordered shut final week by state inspectors, just some days earlier than Christmas. They have been seen touchdown on the fudge at a dessert buffet in addition to on fruits, greens and to-go containers.

The South Florida Solar Sentinel sometimes highlights restaurant inspections carried out by the Florida Division of Enterprise and Skilled Regulation in Broward and Palm Seaside counties. We cull by way of inspections that occur weekly and highlight locations ordered shut for “high-priority violations,” similar to improper meals temperatures or lifeless cockroaches.

Solar Sentinel readers can browse full Palm Seaside, Broward and Miami-Dade county reviews by way of our state inspection map, up to date weekly (often Mondays) with contemporary knowledge pulled from the Florida DBPR web site.

Any restaurant that fails a state inspection should keep closed till it passes a follow-up. For those who noticed a doable violation and wish to file a complaint, contact Florida DBPR here. (However please don’t contact us: The Solar Sentinel doesn’t examine eating places.)

8913 W. Oakland Park Blvd.

Ordered shut: Dec. 22; reopened the identical day

Why: 40 violations (11 high-priority), together with a minimum of 24 flies seen touchdown “on onions saved at entrance dry storage space” close to the kitchen’s ice machine and reach-in coolers.

Different flies landed “on to-go containers the place meals is prepped” and “on pastry fudge at [dessert] buffet space in eating room.” Inspectors discovered “4-6 or extra” stay roaches on ground in dry storage closet space.

The restaurant was ordered to cease promoting and trash its cooked beef, cooked goat, cooked rooster, white rice and cooked rice “because of temperature abuse.” The state found a handful of unsanitary practices similar to “moldy standing water in reach-in cooler” and “meals contact surfaces not cleaned and sanitized between prep of uncooked beef, reheating of merchandise.” One worker was seen selecting up “cilantro with naked unwashed fingers” and sprinkling it “over meals being served as catering.” The inspection famous “objectionable odors” in a toilet.

A reinspection that same day discovered 24 violations. Nonetheless, the restaurant was allowed to reopen.

1601 Belvedere Highway

Ordered shut: Dec. 22, reopened the identical day

Why: 5 violations (four high-priority), led by 40 to 45 flies noticed touchdown “on bananas and oranges in prep space” of the kitchen,” in addition to “on wall subsequent to ice machine,” “on wall behind dishwasher” and “in candy potato field on shelf by walk-in cooler.”

The eating space on the Embassy Suites by Hilton West Palm Seaside Central was ordered to cease promoting and eliminate its clarified butter “because of temperature abuse.” Inspectors additionally red-flagged the “chef slicing potatoes with out washing” them beforehand.

A second inspection later that day discovered no new issues at the restaurant, so it was in a position to reopen.

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