There’s plenty of good news in the latest inspection report, but our readers seem most interested in the bad ones, so we’ll start with the ugly. China Ming in Boca Greens had the worst result in this report. The inspection shows 27 total violations including 7 marked high priority:
- License expired more than 30 days, but not more than 60 days, after expiration date. **Warning**
- Employee began working with food, handling clean equipment or utensils, or touching unwrapped single-service items without first washing hands. **Warning**
- Fresh garlic-in-oil/margarine/butter or product containing fresh garlic-in-oil/margarine/butter mixture held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Oil and garlic 79° **Warning**
- Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit.Chicken 47°, shrimp 47°, cooked chicken 47°, cabbage 47°, manager iced down items **Warning**
- Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food found greater than 70 degrees Fahrenheit and less than 135 degrees Fahrenheit more than four hours. See stop sale. Oil and garlic 79° **Warning**
- Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) hot held at less than 135 degrees Fahrenheit or above.Won ton 119°, egg drop 111° chef was told yo reheat to 165° **Warning**
Raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food in walk-in cooler. **Warning**
While this isn’t that bad compared to others we’ve seen, China Ming also did poorly in our report from July of 2014. For this one the inspector is requiring a follow-up inspection, probably due to the paperwork issues.
Four others had 10 or more violations:
Nino’s on Beracasa Way had 19 total violations, though only two were marked high priority. One of those was a “stop sale”:
Stop Sale issued on potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food due to temperature abuse. Scallops 50°, shrimp 50°, crab 51°, oil and garlic 51°, chicken 55°
Bamboo Wok on Glades had 14 violations with three high priority, including “Live, small flying insects in food preparation area.” We’re a little sad about that because it’s our favorite Chinese restaurant and one of the highest rated in our Chinese food survey. We looked at their inspection history and it’s consistently mediocre. But we’ll still probably order from them.
Cannoli Kitchen on Powerline had 11 violations with only one as high priority.
Orient House Express on SW 18th had 10 violations with five of them considered serious:
- Employee began working with food, handling clean equipment or utensils, or touching unwrapped single-service items without first washing hands.
- Fresh garlic-in-oil/margarine/butter or product containing fresh garlic-in-oil/margarine/butter mixture held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Oil and garlic 61°, manager discarded.
- Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41°, salmon 47°, tuns 48°, yellowtail,47°, escolar 42°, escolar46°, tuna 47°, manager put all items on ice to get fish back to 41° or below.
- Raw animal food stored in top portion of make table over ready-to-eat food in bottom portion of make table – no complete physical barrier between top and bottom. raw shrimp over cooked shrimp and cooked pork **Corrected On-Site**
- Raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food in walk-in cooler. Raw Beef over ready to set vega tables **Corrected On-Site
On the good side, several restaurants had perfect routine inspections. We often see perfect inspections on callbacks (when they know they’re due for a repeat inspection in the near future). But we don’t usually see that many on routine inspections, so this is particularly good.
The perfect group includes:
Holloway’s Irish Pub on SW 18th
Jon’s Place on Powerline
Jersey Mike’s Subs on Palmetto Park
Outback Steakhouse on SW 18th
Wendy’s on St. Andrews and on Glades
Burger King on 441 (in the Target plaza)
Boston Market on Beracasa
The Outback perfect result is impressive because it’s hard for a big restaurant to get everything right.
Honorable mentions with near-perfect inspections include:
First Watch in Mission Bay with one minor violation
Vinnie’s All Day Cafe on Yamato with two minor violations
Wendy’s in Loggers Run with two minor violations
Shin Ju Buffet had only three violations in a December inspection. They’ve had some bad inspections in the past and buffets often do poorly, so this is particularly good news. For unknown reasons they had another inspection a few days ago and had only 5 violations, also quite good.
The new Fabien’s Bistro on SW 18th had a pretty good inspection with 3 violations.
The new Four Seasons restaurant on Glades had only three minor violations.
Our full spreadsheet for this report with over 60 inspections is below: