Would you like roaches with that?

Pad Thai restaurant in Margate; image by Google
Pad Thai restaurant in Margate; image by Google

Pad Thai restaurant in Margate was hit with multiple bad inspections last week, closing the place for at least two days. The worst of it involved roaches, roach excrement, and an egg sac. Oddly the previous inspection was just a few days earlier and while not great (12 violations), it wasn’t that bad either.
On the 23rd inspectors closed Pad Thai after finding 35 violations including 5 marked high priority:

  • Dented/rusted cans present. See stop sale , chaokoh coconut milk 2 cans.
  • Employee failed to wash hands before changing gloves and/or putting on gloves to work with food.
  • Observed Roach activity present as evidenced by 1 live roaches found crawling on prep table, 2 in Saran Wrap box, 6 plus on shelf where clean pots and pans are stored between hot water heater and ware washing machine, 2 crawling on wall by hot water heater, 1 nestled between pots hanging and walk over 3 compartment sink, 3 between wall and pipe by hand wash sink, 3 plus in wall holes over prep table, 2 crawling on floor by fryer, 2 in ziplock box over prep table, in kitchen, 1 egg sac in container with egg roll bags.
  • Raw animal food not properly separated from ready-to-eat food, raw beef with cooked pork same container operator separated food. **Corrected On-Site**
  • Roach excrement and/or droppings present, around outlets, storage shelf in kitchen where clean pots and pans are stored , on wall where there are holes and around ziplock box in kitchen.

Map showing Pad Thai location; image and map data by Google.
Map showing Pad Thai location; image and map data by Google.

The next day had two inspections. The first, with 27 violations, noted:

From follow-up inspection on 2016-06-24: At time of call back inspection observed 2 live roaches nestled between wall and pipe by hot water heater in kitchen, 2 live under drain board by washing machine, 1 under the dish machine, 1 live by wok, 2 live crawling on kitchen floor. … Observed roach excrement on wall over 3 compartment sink.

Then in another inspection later the same day:

At time of call back inspection observed 5 live roaches on base of ceiling 1 crawling on the wall by hot water heater. … At time of call back inspection roach excrement observed in kitchen.

The place passed inspection on June 27th, but still had 11 violations.
The only other inspection with double digits this week was for The Original Bagel Tree on Atlantic in Delray Beach, with 12 violations, 3 of them high priority.
On the good news side of things, Maoz Vegetarian (in Town Center), Outback Steakhouse on SW 18th, and the Coconut Cove Waterpark (South County Regional Park) each had only 1 violation.
The kosher Boca Grill in Somerset Shoppes had a reasonably good inspection with 5 violations, and Sal’s Italian on Palmetto Park Road had a still not bad 7 violations.
Our spreadsheet with this week’s data is below:
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