We see only one inspection since March 26th. It appears that inspections have stopped. Most of the inspections in this report are from mid-March. We have 98 inspections in our spreadsheet.
One West Boca restaurant had 21 violations, a local Italian place had 15, and a Central Boca Mediterranean restaurant had 18 violations. An East Boca Japanese restaurant was forced to close for a day.
Orient Garden had the biggest number in this report with 21 violations. It’s near the Sandalfoot Publix on 441. Only one of the violations was marked high priority, related to hand washing.
Chill & Grill Pita on Beracasa Way had 18 violations, 2 high priority.
In Boca Greens, Davito’s Italian had 15 violations with 3 high priority:
- Chlorine sanitizer not at proper minimum strength for manual warewashing. Do not use equipment/utensils not properly sanitized…00 ppm . Employee corrected it at 100 ppm. **Corrected On-Site**
- Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food identified in the written procedure as a food held using time as a public health control has no time marking……pizza in display rack being held less than four hours. Employee time marked pizza at time of inspection. **Corrected On-Site**
- Raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food…eggwash above fish sauce , meat sauce in reach in cooler at kitchen. Employee properly stored food at time of inspection. **Corrected On-Site**
La Perrada Del Gordo on 441 near Sandalfoot had 13 violations, 2 high priority.
Off Military Trail, Tap 42 had 11 violations. Of these, 6 were high priority including hand washing, no chlorine in the dishwasher, food temperatures and food storage. The worst of it was the temperatures.
- Heated potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food not cooled from 135 degrees Fahrenheit to 70 degrees Fahrenheit within 2 hours. In walk-in cooler- béchamel from 75-115F at 2:00 to 73°-106°@ 3:16( Cooling since 12:00). Food cooling in large plastic deep container. At current rate of cooling food on the high end of the temperature range did not reach 70F within 2 hours. Food discarded. **Corrective Action Taken**
- Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. At cold line, Sweet cream 46F, item discarded. SG sauce 62°F (cold holding) item added to TPHC document and time marked. At hot line, goat cheese 77F, goat cheese 45F. Items moved to walk-in cooler to quick chill. **Corrective Action Taken** **Admin Complaint**
Kanpai at Federal Highway and Palmetto was closed for a day after a bad inspection. Inspectors found 11 violations with 5 high priority including a lot of live flying insects.
- Live, small flying insects in kitchen, food preparation area, or food storage area. 10 live flies at hallway from kitchen to dining room, non food contact surfaces 7 live flies at dishwasher area walls, non food contact surfaces 2 live flies inside stacked metal containers at dishwasher station, food contact surface 6 live flies at rear door, non food contact surfaces Approximately 30 live flies in dry storage on food boxes, potential food contact surfaces 5 live flies at wait station near small sushi station, non food contact surfaces Approximately 30 live flies in side bar station, non food contact surfaces Approximately 20 live flies at bar, non food contact surfaces 2 live flies on soy sauce bottles at sushi bar, food contact surfaces 2 live flies on cutting surfaces at sushi bar, food contact surfaces
- Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. At cookline flip top cooler, raw chicken breast (48°F – Cold Holding). Stored in an over stacked manner. Over stacked product removed to lower cooler to chill and cold hold. At sauté station, butter (86°F – Cold Holding)one station less than 4 hours. Butter moved to cooler to chill and cold hold.
- Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food identified in the written procedure as a food held using time as a public health control has no time marking and the time removed from temperature control cannot be determined. See stop sale. Sushi rice at sushi station. Rice discarded.
- Stop Sale issued due to food not being in a wholesome, sound condition. Ice with black green mold like particles embedded in ice cubes. See Stop Sale
Little Caesars on 441 near Sandalfoot had 9 violations, 2 high priority.
On the bright side of things, a new place opened on Military Trail – Olive U Mediterranean Grill – and they had a perfect licensing inspection with zero violations.
For Indian food fans, Taj Express had a perfect licensing inspection in East Boca. We talked to the owner. This is an offshoot of the popular Taj in The Cove in Deerfield Beach. We’re not sure if they’ve opened or not. When we talked to them a few weeks ago they were holding off.
Dunkin Donuts near the Sandalfoot Cumberland Farms and Hunan City on Yamato at Lakeridge both did well with just one minor violation each.
Einstein Bagel in Shadowood had only 2 violations.
Our full pdf spreadsheet is below.inspections-late-march-to-early-april-2020