Decomposing rodent found in Miami Beach restaurant

Polar Burger Bar, Bravo Gourmet Sandwich, Fritanga Suyen shut down last week

Author: Jeff Weinsier, Investigative Reporter, jweinsier@Local10.com
Published On: Oct 02 2012 12:58:42 PM EDT   Updated On: Oct 02 2012 05:50:36 PM EDT
MIAMI -

State inspectors shut down Polar Burger Bar, on Lincoln Road, after finding a decomposing rodent and food stored in the restroom, according to state records obtained by Local 10.

Two other South Florida restaurants were also ordered shut last week. Below is a list and some of the violations.

 

***POLAR BURGER BAR

938 LINCOLN ROAD

MIAMI BEACH

 

INSPECTION DATE 9/29/12

18 CRITICAL VIOLATIONS

4 NON CRITICAL VIOLATIONS

 

“Stop Sale issued on potentially hazardous food due to temperature abuse (see Stop Sale Notice). BEEF (51 F DEGREES), POULTRY (50 F DEGREES), SEAFOOD (52F DEGREES).

Critical. Observed food stored in a prohibited area. FOOD STORE IN RESTROOM.”

“Observed objectionable odors in restroom. WHERE FOOD /BOTTLES ARE STORED.RODENT ANIMAL DECOMPOSING INSIDE.”

“Observed rodent activity as evidenced by approximately  30 fresh rodent droppings found at food storage area , where reach in coolers are located.”

“Observed roach activity as evidenced by 5 live roaches found in food storage.”

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**BRAVO GOURMET SANDWICH

2925 N.E. 6th AVENUE

WILTON MANORS

 

INPECTION DATE 9/24/12

13 CRITICAL VIOLATIONS

4 NON CRITICAL VIOLATIONS

 

“Observed rodent activity as evidenced by 10 fresh rodent droppings found. 3 at 3 compartment sink, 3 on food preparation table next to rice cooker,3 on counter next to wash hand sink in kitchen and 1 on counter next to toaster oven in kitchen.”

 

**FRITANGA SUYEN(NON-SEATING)

1515 N.W. 17th AVENUE

MIAMI

 

INSPECTION DATE 9/24/12

5 CRITICAL VIOLATIONS

1 NON CRITICAL VIOLATION

“Observed dead roaches on premises. observed several on food shelves above food prep table.”

“Observed roach activity as evidenced by 95+ live roaches found in the kitchen behind/on top of food prep table and shelf above 3 compartment sink.”