Jacksonville bistro temporarily shut down after inspectors find rodent droppings
The restaurant failing a return inspection, but was allowed to reopen after passing a follow-up inspection the same day. During the follow-up inspection, the inspector found 25 more rodent droppings beside the walk-in cooler and was forced to remain closed. RESTAURANT REPORTS: Failing inspection | Failing return inspection | Passing inspection requiring follow-upAdSan Marco’s Chz Fry Coalition in JacksonvilleThe food truck San Marco’s Chz Fry Coalition was shut down during a routine inspection on February 18. RESTAURANT REPORTS: Failing inspection | Perfect score follow-upPenman Diner in Jacksonville BeachPenman Diner in Jacksonville Beach was temporarily shut down right before closing time last Wednesday. RESTAURANT REPORTS: Failing inspection | Failing return inspection | Allowed to reopen inspection | Follow-up inspectionAll restaurant reports are provided by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulations.
Rodents and roaches: Mexican grill in Palatka temporarily shutdown by health inspectors
Mariachiles Mexican Grill in PalatkaThe Mariachiles Mexican Grill in Palatka was shut down February 1 after the inspector recorded 18 violations during a routine inspection. The restaurant remained closed even after the inspector returned twice because more live roaches were found each time. When the inspector returned February 3, no violations were found and Mariachiles reopened with a perfect score. We thank our regulars who have stuck by us during these difficult times and the pandemic.”AdRestaurant Reports: Failing routine inspection | Failing follow-up inspection | Failing follow-up inspection | Perfect-score inspectionJBR Finest in JacksonvilleA watermelon stand at 5676 University Boulevard was given emergency shutdown orders February 5 after it was found to be operating without a license. AdRestaurant Reports: Failing inspectionAll restaurant reports are provided by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulations.
2 Jacksonville food trucks shut down for major health violations
Lazy DaysLazy Days food truck might have lived up to its name too well this week, suffering violations for employees not washing their hands. The inspector found the food truck was operating without running water. Restaurant Reports: Failing inspection | Perfect score follow-upEl Chamo CriolloEl Chamo Criollo, also a food truck, was forced to shut down October 28 for some major roach activity. The food truck was given another high-priority violation for storing medication in the refrigerator, though it was removed during the inspector’s visit. Restaurant Reports: Failing inspection | Failing follow-up inspection | Passing inspectionAll restaurant reports are provided by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulations.
2 Mexican restaurants with flies shutdown past week
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Inspectors issued emergency shutdown orders for two restaurants in Northeast Florida in the past week. Si Senor Fresh Mex on St. Johns Bluff Road got the shutdown orders after Division of Hotel and Restaurants inspectors found the restaurant wasn’t holding food at the right temperature. The inspector also found 30 lives flies in the restaurant’s bar area. Si Senor Fresh Mex corrected enough of the major violations to reopen the next day but required a follow-up inspection. RESTAURANT REPORTS: Failing inspection | Follow-up inspection with a perfect scoreAll restaurant reports are provided by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulations.
A look at the routine food inspections from some major restaurant chains
News4Jax focused on the reports from major restaurant chains in District 5. Waffle HouseIn Jacksonville, at the Waffle House on Commonwealth Avenue, the inspector cited the restaurant with a total of 20 violations. Restaurant Reports: Initial inspection with 20 violation | Follow-up inspectionWendy’sThe only Wendy’s in Middleburg came close to getting shut down during its inspection last week. At the follow-up inspection four days later, the inspector found the restaurant wasn’t storing food correctly again, finding raw chicken, cheese, lettuce, and more was too warm. Restaurant Reports: Initial inspection | Return inspection requiring another follow-upAll restaurant reports are provided by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulations.
Restaurant Report: Jacksonville raceway, 2 food trucks stopped in their tracks
Restaurant Report: Jacksonville raceway, 2 food trucks stopped in their tracksPublished: August 6, 2020, 9:03 amIf you've recently enjoyed a hot dog, pulled pork, or chili at the Jacksonville International Raceway, you may have eaten food from an unlicensed vendor. News4Jax Reporter Emily Boyer is here with this week's Restaurant Report.
Jacksonville raceway, 2 Duval County food trucks stopped in their tracks for failing health inspections
Notably, there was no hand-washing sink for employees to use. A note in the inspector’s report says the property isn’t licensable because there is no sink for hand-washing and no mop sink. Restaurant Reports: Failing inspection | Return inspection requiring follow-upJoyshtick Food TruckThe Joyshtick Food Truck was the only food vendor from last week to get an emergency shut down order. The inspector's report shows the water from the hand-washing sink was draining underneath the truck, onto the ground. Restaurant Reports: Failing inspection | Follow-up inspection | Failing inspection | Final inspection with a perfect scoreNews4Jax monitors restaurant inspections in District 5 for the Division of Hotels and Restaurants every week.
These popular restaurants gave food safety inspectors something to follow up on
It was a good week for restaurant owners in the Jacksonville-area for the Department of Business and Professional Regulations' food safety inspections. News4Jax pulled inspections from three popular restaurants: Canal St Chicken and Seafood, La Nopalera Mexican Restaurant, and Whitey’s Fish Camp. Canal St. Chicken and SeafoodFood safety inspectors with the Division of Hotels and Restaurants visited Canal St. Chicken and Seafood located at 6651 San Juan Avenue in Jacksonville on July 10. At a follow-up inspection on the July 14, all previous violations had been corrected, except for a manager's certification. At the follow-up inspection, no violations were found redeeming the restaurant with a perfect score.
In this week’s restaurant report rodents, roaches, and flies oh my!
That’s considered a high priority violation. The inspector issued an emergency closure for the restaurant, but Hibachi Express reopened within a few hours with an immaculate report. The inspector’s report shows 50 rodent droppings were found. The inspector noted, approximately 20 rodent droppings were found on the floor at the bar, 15 rodent droppings were located behind a freezer in the kitchen, 5 rodent droppings were counted by the in mop sink in the closet by the kitchen, and 12 rodent droppings were seen in the closet by the server/drink room. RESTAURANT REPORTS: Failing inspection | Return inspection requiring follow-upEmergency closures of area restaurants are published every week by the Department of Business and Professional Regulation.
Inspections lead to restaurant closures in Jacksonville area
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Inspectors' goal is to ensure your safety by making sure restaurants don't have violations that could make you sick. In this week's Restaurant Report, News4Jax spoke with the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation to find out what inspectors found that led to area restaurants shutting down. When health inspectors said they found two critical violations at Stan's Sandwich and Grill on Hendricks Avenue, it was immediately ordered to close. Inspectors said they found 22 lives roaches and 20 dead roaches on the kitchen floor. At last check, the business was still closed Monday when inspectors said more roaches were found.
Good or gross? Health inspectors find both in area restaurants
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - If you're looking for something good, greasy or just plain gross, we found it all in this week's Restaurant Report. Two restaurants were found with platefuls of violations. At the Crafty Crab on 103rd Street in the Cedar Hills neighborhood of Jacksonville's Westside, according to state regulators' records, nine live roaches were spotted inside the restaurant. After three follow-up inspections, the Crafty Crab fixed all the problems and reopened with a perfect report. More were found throughout the kitchen during each follow-up inspection, according to state records.
Inspectors: Fly infestation leads to brief restaurant closure on Westside
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Health violations in a restaurant can raise some serious concerns, which is why state inspectors issue emergency closures when a business is caught with major red flags, such as flies, roaches and rodents. Health inspectors led the way down to Jacksonville's Oak Hill neighborhood on the Westside, where they landed on a number of surprises at the Sonic Drive-In. State records show a fly infestation caused the fast-food chain on 103rd Street to briefly shut down. VIDEO: Inspectors visit Sonic Drive-In & Ho Ho Chinese Restaurant |Inspectors visit concession standsVIEW INSPECTION REPORTS: Sonic Drive-In | Ho Ho Chinese RestaurantDozens of rodent droppings led to an emergency closure at the Ho Ho Chinese Restaurant on Lem Turner Road. TIAA Bank Field was recently under review by state health inspectors, records show.
Crane Ramen releases summer menu inspired by Jacksonville sports teams
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Hungry sports fans, this Restaurant Report is for you. Chef Steve, with Crane Ramen on Park Street in Five Points, is releasing a summer menu inspired by all your favorite Jacksonville teams. The "Suns Out Buns Out" summer promo features eight special steamed buns filled with ingredients such as Mayport shrimp for the Jumbo Shrimp or fried sardines for the Armada. Find them every Wednesday and Thursday, starting at $7 for two buns, throughout the summer. Week 1 June 26/27 Armada Fried sardine with beurre blanc espuma Week 2 July 10/11 New Jax City Confit lemon and blue crab with fried crunchy crab toppings Week 3 July 17/18 Sharks Gumbo bun Week 4 July 24/25 Jumbo Shrimp Mayport shrimp burger with tomato marmalade Week 5 July 31/Aug.