Bad Inspections at Mozart Cafe & Long Island Bagel


Mozart Cafe was hit hard with two bad inspections in just a few days. It started with 26 violations on January 19th, including 8 marked high priority:

  • Operating with an expired Division of Hotels and Restaurants license. Expired: 12-1-16
  • Dishmachine chlorine sanitizer not at proper minimum strength. Discontinue use of dishmachine for sanitizing and set up manual sanitization until dishmachine is repaired and sanitizing properly. First test 0ppm, second test 50ppm **Corrected On-Site**
  • Live, small flying insects in kitchen, food preparation area, or food storage area. More than 10 live in ice cream area. Ice cream area not opened today per manager. More than 10 live in dry storage hallway More than 5 live from drain near shelves were prep area is located. **Admin Complaint**
  • Nonexempt fish offered raw or undercooked has not undergone proper parasite destruction. Fish must be fully cooked or discarded. Letter provided. **Corrected On-Site**
  • Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. pizza station, top part of unit: mozzarella cheese (51°F – Cold Holding); homemade pizza sauce (54°F – Cold Holding); tuna salad (51°F – Cold Holding); cream cheese (51°F – Cold Holding); sliced tomatoes (51°F – Cold Holding); cooked onions (51°F – Cold Holding) per manager item were placed in unit at 8:00am. Observe unit shut off. Manager moved all items back to walk in cooler. Bottom part of unit: 2 lbs sliced tomatoes (48°F – Cold Holding); 2 lbs fried eggplant (72°F – Cold Holding); 2 lbs cooked eggplant (48°F – Cold Holding); .5 lb hummus (52°F – Cold Holding); 5 ounce corn (49°F – Cold Holding); 32 ounce sauce (61°F – Cold Holding); 3 lbs cooked mushroom (47°F – Cold Holding) per manager food was put in unit on 1-18-18. See stop sale.
  • Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cooked/heated yesterday/on a previous day not cooled from 135 degrees Fahrenheit to 41 degrees Fahrenheit within a total of 6 hours. Food has been cooling overnight. See stop sale. Ready to eat walk in cooler: 8 gallon shashauka sauce (83°F – Cooling); 3 qts tomato soup (46°F – Cooling); 2 qts French onion soup (46°F – Cooling); 2 qts lentil soup 46°F cooling) per chef food was made on 1-18-18 and left in walk in cooler to cool.
  • Raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food in walk-in cooler. Raw fish over produce, Raw fish over cooked pasta, Shell eggs over liquid eggs
  • Stop Sale issued on potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food due to temperature abuse. Bottom part of unit: 2 lbs sliced tomatoes (48°F – Cold Holding); 2 lbs fried eggplant (72°F – Cold Holding); 2 lbs cooked eggplant (48°F – Cold Holding); .5 lb hummus (52°F – Cold Holding); .5 ounce corn (49°F – Cold Holding); 32 ounce sauce (61°F – Cold Holding); 3 lbs cooked mushroom (47°F – Cold Holding) per manager food was put in unit on 1-18-18. Ready to eat walk in cooler: 8 gallon shashauka sauce (83°F – Cooling); 3 qts tomato soup (46°F – Cooling); 2 qts French onion soup (46°F – Cooling); 2 qts lentil soup 46°F cooling) per chef food was made on 1-18-18 and left in walk in cooler to cool.

And then it got worse. On the 22nd the record is marked as a temporary closure, with 17 violations including 7 high priority including live roaches:

  • Live, small flying insects in kitchen, food preparation area, or food storage area. More than 15 live in ice cream shop location. More than 15 live near soda cans on dry storagea?¨More than 10 live on walls behind shelves in kitchen. More than 20 live in dry storage are observed hole in wall with standing water. **Repeat Violation**
  • Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Sushi station: ; 4 lbs Krab meat salad (55°F – Cold Holding); 3 lbs tuna (48°F – Cold Holding); .5 lb raw salmon (58°F – Cold Holding); 1 lb Krab meat (61°F – Cold Holding); 4 lbs cream cheese (57°F – Cold Holding); 2 lbs white fish (56°F – Cold Holding); 4 lbs raw salmon (50°F – Cold Holding); 2 lbs raw tuna (54°F – Cold Holding); 4 lbs Krab meat (53°F – Cold Holding) observe unit off, could not determine how long unit has been off. Advised chef can use raw fish and cook to 145°F, chef wanted to discard food. See stop sale. **Repeat Violation**
  • Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cooked/heated yesterday/on a previous day not cooled from 135 degrees Fahrenheit to 41 degrees Fahrenheit within a total of 6 hours. Food has been cooling overnight. See stop sale. Ready to eat walk in cooler: 16 qts shashauka sauce 60°F,20 qts second container mushroom soup 47°F, 25 qts Alfredo sauce 54°F-64, per chef was prepared 1-21-18. **Repeat Violation**
  • Presence of tiny bugs. Observe more than 100 dead on flour under flour bags. Observe more then 20 live on five bags of flour. Observe more then 5 live on boxes on shelf. Observe more than 5 dead on on plates. Shelves, boxes, plate and flour all were removed outside to sanitize area.
  • Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. 3 live roach on wall next to shelf with pots and pans in front of hand washing sink.
  • Stop Sale issued due to adulteration of food product. 5 bags of 50lbs of flour with contain of tiny bugs.
  • Stop Sale issued on potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food due to temperature abuse. Ready to eat walk in cooler: 16 qts shashauka sauce 60°F,20 qts second container mushroom soup 47°F, 25 qts Alfredo sauce 54°F-64, per chef was prepared 1-21-18. Sushi station: ; 4 lbs Krab meat salad (55°F – Cold Holding); 3 lbs tuna (48°F – Cold Holding); .5 lb raw salmon (58°F – Cold Holding); 1 lb Krab meat (61°F – Cold Holding); 4 lbs cream cheese (57°F – Cold Holding); 2 lbs white fish (56°F – Cold Holding); 4 lbs raw salmon (50°F – Cold Holding); 2 lbs raw tuna (54°F – Cold Holding); 4 lbs Krab meat (53°F – Cold Holding) observe unit off, could not determine how long unit has been off. See stop sale.

Long Island Bagel also faced a temporary closure on January 25th, though we don’t see why. They had 14 violations including 7 high priority:

  • Employee cracked raw shell eggs and then handled ready-to-eat food and/or clean equipment or utensils without washing hands. Cook cracked eggs and then engaged in plating cooked bacon on plate for guest, with out changing gloves.
  • Live, small flying insects in kitchen, food preparation area, or food storage area. More than 20 in dry storage area near oven, observed them on boxes and wall. More than 20 in dry storage shelves next to mixer, observe on boxes and closed pasta bags. More than 5 on closed flour bags. All area located in kitchen.
  • Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Server station: half and half (68°F – Cold Holding); butter chips (68°F – Cold Holding); cream cheese (79°F – Cold Holding) observed not enough ice in bin advised to store in reach in cooler to bring temperature down to 41°F or below. Meat cooler in front counter: 12 lbs corn beef (47°F – Cold Holding); 5 lbs brisket (52°F – Cold Holding)ambient of unit 45°F see stop sale per manager was left over night in unit. Container in cook line: cooked potatoes (68°F – Cold Holding) per cook had on counter since 10:30am advise to put in reach in cooler. Cook line: ; ham (51°F – Cold Holding); cooked onion (49°F – Cold Holding); smoked salmon (50°F – Cold Holding); cooked mushroom (50°F – Cold Holding); raw beef (46°F – Cold Holding); liquid eggs (49°F – Cold Holding); liquid egg white (49°F – Cold Holding); cornbeef hash (49°F – Cold Holding); ambient of unit 48°F, advised to move all food to walk in cooler. Per cook put from in unit at 8:00am. **Repeat Violation**
  • Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food prepared from/mixed with ingredient(s) at ambient temperature not cooled to 41 degrees Fahrenheit within 4 hours. 11:20am 10 lbs cooked potatoes (55-57°F – Cooling) 12:56pm cooked potatoes 51-57°F cooling per cook potatoes were prepared on 1-24-18, were taken out from walk in cooler to cut this morning. Between 8:30-9 potatoes were put back in walk in cooler. See stop sale.
  • Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) hot held at less than 135 degrees Fahrenheit or above. Container in cook line: cooked pasta (68°F – Hot Holding); per cook was prepared at 8:00am, advised to put in reach in cooler or bring back to reheat to 165°F. Reviewed with manager TPCH. steamer in front counter: (); pastrami (122°F – Hot Holding); brisket (102°F – Hot Holding); corn beef (127°F – Hot Holding) per cook put in unit at 9:00am advised to reheat to 165°F.
  • Raw animal foods not properly separated from one another based upon minimum required cooking temperature in walk-in cooler. Cooked potatoes under shell eggs. Manager moved potatoes **Corrected On-Site**
  • Stop Sale issued on potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food due to temperature abuse. Meat cooler in front counter: 12 lbs corn beef (47°F – Cold Holding); 5 lbs brisket (52°F – Cold Holding)ambient of unit 45°F see stop sale per manager was left over night in unit. 11:20am 10 lbs cooked potatoes (55-57°F – Cooling) 12:56pm cooked potatoes 51-57°F cooling per cook potatoes were prepared on 1-24-18, were taken out from walk in cooler to cut this morning. Between 8:30-9 potatoes were put back in walk in cooler.

Other West Boca spots with big numbers include Rise Asian Sushi (21 violations, 5 high priority) and Bagel City South (19, 4), both on SW 18th.
Rounding out the locals with 10 or more violations were:

  • House of Bread & Coffee on 441 north of Sandalfoot (14, 4)
  • Hunan City on Yamato at Lakeridge (13, 2)
  • China Wok in Sandalfoot Square (12, 2)
  • Zingers on Beracasa (12, 4)
  • Sandalfoot Bagel (10, 6)

Good News
On the good news side of things, TW’s Lounge on 441 had another perfect inspection.
The new Brooklyn Water Bagel on 441 in Parkland had a near perfect licensing inspection on January 25th so they’re either open or opening soon. One local said it will open on Monday.
We also noticed a licensing inspection a couple weeks ago for a new steakhouse on Powerline south of Glades called All Ribs Costelaria. We checked with them and they’re not open yet but coming soon.

Chili’s on 441 and Kee Grill on Military Trail both had near perfect inspections with 1 violation each.
Pei Wei on Beracasa and Orchid Garden on Lyons near Century Village each had 2 minor violations.
You can see those and more in our spreadsheet for this report, below:
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Author: Warren Redlich

Warren Redlich is a real estate agent and an attorney. He focuses on selling homes in West Boca Raton. Find out more at Yes Boca Real Estate.