Eight South Florida restaurants were ordered shut last week by inspectors with the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation.
Several of the closures were based on complaints.
All the restaurants listed were allowed to re-open following an ordered cleanup and re-inspection.
Below is a list of restaurants and some of their violations:
Spanky's Cheesesteak Factory
309 N. State Road 7
Based on complaint
"Rodent activity present as evidenced by rodent droppings found. Approx 25-30 fresh droppings in middle of kitchen, under equip, on dish machine. 2 droppings on top of water heater. Approx 10 droppings on front cook line behind stove and table. Approx 10 droppings in dining room under booth seats. Rub marks observed on conduit coming down from ceiling. Gnaw marks observed on cardboard used to seal hole in ceiling. Strong odor of feces and urine throughout kitchen."
"Certified food manager or person in charge lacks knowledge of food borne illnesses and symptoms of illness that would prevent an employee from working with food, clean equipment and utensils, and single-service items."
"Single-service articles not stored inverted or protected from contamination."
Bamboo Garden Chinese Restaurant
1232 NE 163rd St.
North Miami Beach
Based on complaint
"Roach activity present as evidenced by 45 plus live roaches found throughout kitchen. Observed live roaches in reach in cooler, on gaskets, on ceiling, in storage containers, and walls in kitchen."
"Accumulation of black/green mold-like substance in the interior of the ice machine."
"Employee began working with food, handling clean equipment or utensils, or touching unwrapped single-service items without first washing hands."
Styx Sports Bar
15346 W. Dixie Highway
"Roach activity present as evidenced by 3 live roaches found at front counter approximately 3 feet from kitchen. Observed 12 live roaches in kitchen on and around cooking equipment."