The Boston Market in Shadowood Square was closed on Thursday after restaurant inspectors found over a dozen live roaches in various locations including near the prep sink:
Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. 1 on the floor by the prep sink located next to the walk in cooler, 3 behind the stainless steel wall behind the prep sink located next to the walk in cooler, 1 on the wall behind the dry storage shelving unit next to the prep sink, 4 between the wall and rolls of toilet paper stored on the dry storage shelving unit and approximately 5 on the boxes of aprons stored on the dry storage shelving unit.
While there were only 9 violations total, three were high priority and those were pretty bad. The other two had to do with milk not kept cold enough leading to a stop sale on those items.
Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Milk bottle-58°f more than 4 hours. See Stop Sale.
Stop Sale issued on potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food due to temperature abuse. 7 regular milk and 4 chocolate milk. See Stop Sale Form. Operator discarded product.
An inspection the next day found zero violations and the store reopened. The location has had generally good inspections in the past.
Next worst in this week’s report is Sushi Masa, just east of Town Center, which had 17 violations with 6 marked high priority including a stop sale for temperature abuse:
Dishmachine not sanitizing properly. Discontinue use of dishmachine for sanitizing and set up manual sanitization until dishmachine is repaired and sanitizing properly, Chlorine 0 ppm.
Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit, sprouts 52°, cooked rice 52°, operator stated TCS food in cooler overnight. No other TCS food in cooler at time of the inspection. See stop sale.
Raw animal foods not properly separated from each other in holding unit, raw chicken over raw shrimp in glass door reach in cooler. **Corrected On-Site**
Small flying insects in dining area.
Stop Sale issued on potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food due to temperature abuse.
Wiping cloth sanitizer solution exceeds the maximum concentration allowed, chlorine 200 ppm.
Their follow-up inspection two days later was nearly perfect with two minor violations. Sushi Masa had a less than spectacular inspection last fall, though they’ve also had some good inspections.
The biggest number in this week’s report was for Whistle Stop in East Boca. They had 18 total violations with three marked high priority. Whistle Stop also had a not-great inspection in October of last year.
The other somewhat big number this week was Pizza Chef Bistro, on the west side of 441 near the county line. Inspectors noted 15 violations, but the good news is that none of them were high priority.
Also, Chipotle in Westwinds of Boca had 11 violations with 1 marked high priority.
The best report this week comes from Carvel Ice Cream on Spanish River in East Boca, with a perfect inspection.
There was a near perfect licensing inspection for Burger House South on Federal Highway.
Other notables include:
Tobo Japanese on Sample in Coral Springs (2 violations, zero high priority)
La Spada’s Hoagies on Glades east of Town Center (2, 1)
The Burger House on Spanish River (2, 1)
Cornell Cafe at the Morikami (3, 0)
Saquella Cafe in Royal Palm Place (3, 1)
Crepe Cafe in Royal Palm Place (3, 2)
Sal’s Italian on Yamato in East Boca (6, 2)
Cheesecake Factory at Town Center (6, 2)
Villagio in Mizner Park (6, 3)
As usual, our spreadsheet is below:
It was a pretty good week for inspections. PF Chang’s had one of the worst reports, though not terrible, with 15 violations including 4 marked high priority.
Employee touched face/hair and then engaged in food preparation, handled clean equipment or utensils, or touched unwrapped single-service items without washing hands. Servers sent to wash hands . Reviewed proper handwashing. **Corrected On-Site**
Employee washed hands with cold water. Employee washed hands with Water at 80° F in dishwashing area. Employee rewashed hands with hot water. **Corrected On-Site**
Raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. Raw shelled eggs over cabbage at Traulsen cooler in cookline area. Foods moved and properly stored. **Corrected On-Site**
Toxic substance/chemical stored by or with food. Butane bottles stored above soda boxes in dry storage area. Chemicals moved and properly stored. **Corrected On-Site**
Bella Amici Pizzeria in Delray Marketplace recorded the same numbers and also had a stop-sale on a couple items:
Container of medicine improperly stored. At dry storage unit Advil container on shelf with food products. Operator removed. **Corrected On-Site**
Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Display case cooler – cooked pasta 48°, sweet butter balls 48°, operator stated all held over 4 hours. See Stop Sale. Glass cooler- raw veal 48° and chicken 46°-48° operator cooked meats products. **Corrective Action Taken**
Raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. Raw chicken over sweet butter balls in walk in cooler. Operator moved raw chicken to a different shelf. **Corrected On-Site**
Stop Sale issued on potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food due to temperature abuse. Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Display case cooler – cooked pasta 48°, sweet butter balls 48°, operator stated all held over 4 hours.
Others with more than 10 violations include Saito Japanese Steakhouse in Coconut Creek’s Promenade (13 with 3 high priority), Greek Emporium on Military in Delray (13, 1), and Nino’s on Jog in Delray (12, 1).
There were several licensing inspections. Opening soon in West Boca will be Boca Italiana, on Glades Road west of the Turnpike. We mentioned this earlier on our Facebook page. We checked with the plaza and they are hoping to open this week. Their inspection had only one minor violation.
In East Boca three licensing inspections were on Federal Highway: Our Place (3 minor violations), Sonny’s (1 high priority), and Tucker Dukes (perfect), along with Fresh Kitchen Express on Meadows Road (1 high priority) and The Healthy Food Factory on NW 16th (perfect). House of Cheung on NE 20th had a relatively bad one with 6 violations including 3 high priority. There was also one in Coconut Creek for Carbon Juice Bar, on the east side of 441 just north of the Sawgrass.
For routine inspections the best this week was Cafe Grind in Delray Marketplace with 3 minor violations. Other notables include:
California Pizza Kitchen in Town Center (3 violations, 2 high priority)
Miller’s Ale House on Yamato (3, 2)
Open Kitchen Cafe (near Miller’s) (3, 1)
Philly Grill on Military in Delray (5, 0)
Bluefin in Parkland (5, 0)
Truluck’s in Mizner Park (5, 2)
Shula Burger in Delray Marketplace (9, 3)
Our weekly spreadsheet is below:
The biggest news for West Boca in this week’s report is the licensing inspection for Boca Indian Grill, completed with only two minor violations. The licensing inspection usually signals that a place is about to open. We were in Mission Bay Plaza after the 4/6 inspection and it did not seem to be open yet but we will be checking on it soon. Update – Sunday afternoon still not open.
The data also shows a perfect licensing inspection on Federal Highway for “New York Grilled Cheese.” We were in that plaza on Friday and saw it but didn’t think to go in.
The best routine inspection for a restaurant in West Boca was for Cilluffo’s on SW 18th by Howard’s Market. They had only one minor violation.
Wendy’s on Glades in Boca Lyons Plaza had two minor violations.
Brickyard Microbrewery on Palmetto Park Road did well with 3 minor violations.
Turning to the not-so-good news:
Odyssey Diner in Delray had the biggest total number this week, with 20 violations, but none were marked high priority. The diner has a history of poor inspections including a whopping 58 violations last year.
The worst inspection this week goes to 3 G’s Deli in Delray Beach. They had 12 violations with 5 marked high priority including hand washing and food temperature issues leading to a stop sale on a couple items:
Employee cracked raw shell eggs and then handled ready-to-eat food and/or clean equipment or utensils without washing hands.
Employee failed to wash hands before changing gloves and/or putting on gloves to work with food. Inspector discussed importance of proper personal hygiene, handwashing and glove use. Employee washed hands properly and put on new gloves.
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. Stuffed cabbages 69°-76° in walk-in cooler. Cooked corned beef 48°-53° in reach-in cooler at front counter. Both items cooling overnight.
Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food held using time as a public health control not discarded at the end of the 4-hour/6-hour period. Employee indicated that creamers and butters return to refrigeration after breakfast shift. Inspector discussed proper use of Time as a Public Health Control. **Corrective Action Taken**
Stop Sale issued on potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food due to temperature abuse. Stuffed cabbages 69°-76° in walk-in cooler. Cooked corned beef 48°-53° in reach-in cooler at front counter. Both items cooling overnight. Person in Charge discarded foods.
Park Ave BBQ (aka PA BBQ) on Dixie just south of Glades had 12 violations including 2 marked high priority. The worst of it was some minor food temperature issues and small flying insects in outdoor storage. The next-day follow-up was nearly perfect. Their inspection in August was worse, with four high priority including insects in the kitchen and rodent droppings in a storage area.
Other notables in this week’s report include:
Maggiano’s near Town Center (11 violations, 2 high priority)
The biggest number of the week goes to Gluttonous Goat on SE Mizner Blvd. The report shows they had 23 total violations. While only three were marked high priority, one in particular was not good:
Raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food, raw fish over sauce in walk in cooler.
Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found, 7 live roaches in gasket of unused reach in cooler on cookline. 1 live in unused reach in cooler on cookline.
Small flying insects in kitchen area.
There was a follow-up inspection the next day with no roaches, but it included a time extension for the live flying insects in the kitchen.
Depending on how you look at things, that may not have been the worst inspection. The Hilton Garden Inn on Congress had a smaller total with 18 violations, but 7 were high priority, one was marked a repeat violation, and there was a stop sale on four items for temperature abuse:
All potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) foods in reach-in cooler cold/counter held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Cubed sausage 70°, diced ham 70°, cut tomatoes 69°, cut spinach 71° in metal pan set above flip-top cooler. Egg mix 71°, raw shell eggs – ambient temp 73° on counter across from cookline. Operator placed all items over ice. **Corrective Action Taken** **Repeat Violation**
Employee failed to wash hands beforechanging gloves and/or putting on gloves to work with food. Inspector discussed importance of proper hand washing. Employee washed hands. **Corrective Action Taken**
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. Observed employee cutting melon with bare hands.
Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Butter packets 67°, cream cheese packets 67° on buffet. Inspector provided Time As A Public Health Control paperwork. **Corrective Action Taken**
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. Mashed potatoes 49°, marinara sauce 49°, chicken soup 50°, cooked Mac and cheese 48°-50° in reach-in cooler across from cookline.
Presence of insects, rodents, or other pests. Observed ants on wall near cookline hand wash sink in kitchen.
Stop Sale issued on potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food due to temperature abuse. Mashed potatoes 49°, marinara sauce 49°, chicken soup 50°, cooked Mac and cheese 48°-50° in reach-in cooler across from cookline. Operator discarded foods.
The next day’s follow-up inspection was much better, though there were still some temperature issues and ants.
Talia’s Tuscan Table on Dixie Highway also had a somewhat rough inspection, with 18 violations, 5 high priority including the dish washing machine not sanitizing properly, hand washing, temperature, food storage, and inadequate sneeze guards on the buffet. But overall it didn’t look as bad as the numbers suggest.
Offerdahl’s on Military Trail north of Clint Moore had 16 violations, 3 high priority related to hand washing and food temperature issues. Good News
On the good news side of the inspections, the Publix Aprons Cooking School in the Polo Club Shoppes had a perfect inspection – no violations.
Moon’s Tavern in Boca Greens recorded another excellent inspection, this time with just one minor violation. Last year they had a perfect inspection.
Other notables include a few not-great inspections in Coconut Creek’s Promenade: Bar Louie (15 violations, 5 high priority); Red Rock Oasis & Grill (14, 3), Ethos Greek Bistro (12, 2), and Lime Fresh Mexican Grill (10, 4). Saito’s in the same plaza had eight violations but zero were high priority.
As usual, our spreadsheet for this report is below.
The worst restaurant inspection of the week goes to the Ocean Breeze Golf Course in East Boca. Inspectors closed the restaurant there for a day after finding rodents in the kitchen. They found “4 dead rodents [and 1 live rodent] in trap on floor under cookline.” We’ve been there. They have a good hot dog and beer deal.
That wasn’t the only problem. They also had some temperature and handwashing issues, for a total of 14 violations including 3 marked high priority.
There were a couple of bigger numbers in and near West Boca. Boca Pita Express on Beracasa Way had 18 violations, but only one was high priority.
The Whale in Parkland (441 just south of the county line) had 16 violations, but again only one was high priority.
World of Beer in Promenade (Coconut Creek) had 14 violations with 2 high priority. We didn’t realize they serve their own food, because we often see servers coming from the other restaurants in Promenade. Lucky Palace in West Boca Square (the Target plaza) had 12 violations, 3 high priority. None of them looked terrible to us.
Back in East Boca, Tesser’s Deli had the second worst overall inspection in this week’s report. They had 13 violations including 7 marked high priority, mostly involving food temperatures, food storage and hand washing. Good News
The best this week was also in a golf club, though fancier. Boca Grove Golf & Tennis managed a perfect inspection with zero violations.
Good inspections were reported for several places.
Jersey Mike’s, 1200 Yamato (near Broken Sound)
The Salad Spot, 690 Yamato (at Congress near the train station)
Subway on Lyons in Coconut Creek
Einstein Bagels in Shadowood
Panda Express on 441 in Coral Springs
Wendy’s in Boca Lyons Plaza
3 violations: Four Seasons in Lakeside Centre (Glades at Boca Rio)
El Paso on Wiles in Coral Springs Zinburger in Town Center Mall
Kasi and Subway at 690 Yamato at Congress
Other notables include La Bamba, which recovered from last year’s horrible inspection to have 7 violations on this one.
Hunan City at Yamato and Lakeridge had a passable 8 violations (zero high priority).
Hurricane Grill in Mission Bay had 9 violations, 3 of them high priority.
Bonaccino Cafe in Town Center also had 9 violations, 4 high priority. This was also a recovery from a terrible inspection last year.
Our full spreadsheet for this week is below: