New Acai Joint – Restaurant Inspections

A new Acai bowl restaurant just had a perfect licensing inspection, and a popular Italian restaurant in West Boca faced an emergency closure.

Nearly 40 inspections in our latest report, for paid subscribers.

The bad news starts with one of our favorite Italian restaurants in Boca.

Villa Rosano was temporarily closed by inspectors after they found:

Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found….approximately over 20 live roaches in the soda boxes by the ice machine at kitchen.

Overall inspectors reported 14 violations including 8 high priority. Note: We don’t recall seeing tortillas on the Villa Rosano menu. The other 7 of those were:

  • Employee touching ready-to-eat food with their bare hands – food was not being heated as a sole ingredient to 145 degrees F or immediately added to other ingredients to be cooked/heated to the minimum required temperature to allow bare hand contact. Establishment has no approved Alternative Operating Procedure. Grabbed tortilla with bare hands to make a wrap. Discarded tortilla and washing hands,putting gloves in hands at time of inspection. **Corrected On-Site**
  • Raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food….raw sea food , steak in reach in cooler at kitchen. Discussed with cook. **Corrected On-Site**
  • Raw animal foods not properly separated from each other in holding unit….raw chicken above raw mussels in reach in drawer below burner at cook line . Discussed with cook. **Corrected On-Site**
  • Single-use gloves not changed as needed after changing tasks or when damaged or soiled…touched raw chicken with gloves and then engaging prep food. Discussed with cook . Change gloves and washing hands at time of inspection. **Corrected On-Site**
  • Stop Sale issued on time/temperature control for safety food due to temperature abuse….. 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….tomato sauce 58° to 60° in a dipper than four inches containers with covered in walk in cooler . Per employee food being held from yesterday…. Time/temperature control for safety food prepared from/mixed with ingredient(s) at ambient temperature not cooled to 41 degrees Fahrenheit within 4 hours….balsamic vinaigrette 44°-45° in a dipper than four inches container with covered at walk in cooler being held from yesterday. **Repeat Violation**
  • Time/temperature control for safety food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit….butter 60° in kitchen being held less than four hours. Employee discarded butter at time of inspection. **Corrective Action Taken**
  • Time/temperature control for safety food prepared from/mixed with ingredient(s) at ambient temperature not cooled to 41 degrees Fahrenheit within 4 hours….balsamic vinaigrette 44°-45° in a dipper than four inches container with covered at walk in cooler being held from yesterday. Stop sale issue. Employee discarded food at time of inspection. **Corrective Action Taken**

It also appears there was a coding error on one violation, which is coded Intermediate but might be high priority.

The restaurant reopened the next day with a perfect inspection – no violations.

Next door, Way Beyond Bagels had a less than great inspection with 9 violations including 6 high priority. There were issued with hand washing, a dish machine lacking chlorination, and food temperature concerns which led to a stop sale order:

Stop Sale issued on time/temperature control for safety food due to temperature abuse…… Time/temperature control for safety food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit….home fries potatoes 73 at cook line being held more than four hours. ….boiled eggs 49°, corn 45°, roasted pepper 45°, chick pease 46° , black beans 46°, artichoke 46° in cold well salad table at front line . Food being held more than four hours hours.

Another bagel place got hit – Long Island Bagel in West Boca Square (near Target) had 14 violations, 5 of them high priority. This was mostly food temperature issues involving multiple food items, and also included a stop sale:

Stop Sale issued on time/temperature control for safety food due to temperature abuse. Observed Canadian Bacon in Zephyrhills cooler at 52°F used for prep on a previous day stored in cooler overnight. Per operator stored in cooler for multiple days.

A follow-up inspection the next day still showed minor problems with floor and ceiling tiles as well as training paperwork.

Good News

On the good news side of things, we see a perfect licensing inspection for Sobol, a new Acai bowl restaurant opening in Boca Lyons Plaza. We checked with them and they’re not open yet. They said it’ll be about two weeks.

Chick Fil A was apparently built on the grassy square on the left of this photo near the Chevron (right) and Santo’s Buffet (background).

Another new place opening is a Chick-Fil-A in Coconut Creek at the corner of 441 and Wiles Road. They also had a perfect inspection. It does not appear to be open yet but Google Maps says it should open this month.

Shake Shack on Glades Road near FAU managed a perfect inspection with zero violations. We just had lunch there today. The menu is more limited than usual and ordering is a bit awkward (outside), but my Smoke Shack burger was fantastic and the shakes were good too.

Near-perfect inspections include:

  • Burger King in West Boca Square (Target plaza) – 1 minor violation
  • BurgerFi in West Delray – 1 high priority violation
  • J Alexander’s near FAU – 2 violations, 1 high priority

Other notables include:

  • Palm Beach Bagel on Yamato – 3 minor violations
  • PF Chang’s near FAU – 4 minor violations
  • Miller’s Ale House on Yamato – 4 minor violations
  • Bombay Cafe on Yamato – 4 violations, 1 high priority
  • Mario’s Osteria near FAU – 7 violations, 1 high priority

Our full spreadsheet is 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. Call or text Warren at 561-536-3645. Find out more at Yes Boca Real Estate.