Restaurant Report Card: Miami International Mall restaurants ordered shut

China Max, King's BBQ, Charley's Grilled Subs in Miami International Mall, China Wok in Pompano Beach, Tower of Pizza, Lorelei of Islamorada in Florida Keys all shut down

Author: Jeff Weinsier, Investigative Reporter, jweinsier@Local10.com
Published On: Aug 28 2012 10:28:04 AM EDT   Updated On: Aug 28 2012 02:27:06 PM EDT
PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. -

China Max, King's BBQ and Charley's Grilled Subs in the Miami International Mall were ordered shut last week by state inspectors because of roach issues.

Tower of Pizza in Key Largo and Lorelei in Islamorada were also ordered shut because of violations.

Below is a list of the restaurants and some violations according to state records:

China Max
1455 Northwest 107th Ave
Miami
Inspection Date 8/21/12
8 CRITICAL VIOLATIONS
“Critical. Observed roach activity as evidenced by live roaches found in kitchen prep area, 40+ live on table, soda station location open at inspection time.”

King BBQ
1455 Northwest 107th Ave
Miami
Inspection Date 8/21/12
9 CRITICAL VIOLATIONS
“Critical. Observed roach activity as evidenced by live roaches found 20+ by front door area/next to soda machine/front counter area. Location during inspection time..”

Charley’s Grilled Subs
1455 Northwest 107th Ave
Miami
Inspection Date 8/21/12
2 CRITICAL VIOLATIONS
“Critical. Observed roach activity as evidenced by live roaches found in prep sink area in kitchen, 20+ by soda machine.” 

China Wok
1215 South Federal Highway
Pompano Beach
INSPECTION DATE 8/22/12
15 CRITICAL VIOLATIONS
2 NON-CRITICAL VIOLATIONS
“Critical. Observed rodent activity as evidenced by rodent droppings found. 45-50 dropping in the bottom of a box of dry mustard on the second shelf in the storage area behind the cooks line. 6 fresh droppings on the floor behind the cooks line. 10 fresh droppings next to and under the microwave oven under the rice cookers on the cooks line. 4 fresh droppings behind a rice cooker on the cooks line. 6 fresh droppings on shelving behind the cooks line. 2 fresh droppings on top of a covered food storage container on a shelf behind the cooks line. 15 fresh droppings under a hand sink and behind a BBQ cooker at the end of the cooks line. 13 fresh droppings on a shelf with food storage containers under a prep table next to the 3 compartment sink. Estimate over 200 dry droppings on the floor around the hot water heater in the store room in the rear of the restaurant. Estimate about 100 droppings on a shelf where paper take out bags are stored in the rear store room. 25 dry droppings under a shelf where rice is stored in the rear of the restaurant. Note; observed 2 rat traps in the rear of the restaurant.”
“Critical. Stop Sale issued due to adulteration of food product. Eggrolls on printed menus used to drain grease.”

Tower of Pizza
U.S. 1 @ Sunset Blvd.
Key Largo
INSPECTION DATE 8/21/12
23 CRITICAL VIOLATIONS
14 NON CRITICAL VIOLATIONS
“Critical. Observed roach activity as evidenced by 45 plus live roaches found under pizza prep table. 12 plus live roaches in onion drawer in the kitchen.”

Lorelei of Islamorada
96 Madeira Road
Islamorada
INSPECTION DATE 8/20/12
9 CRITICAL VIOLATIONS
8 NON-CRITICAL VIOLATIONS
"Critical. Observed sewage backing up through floor drains of establishment. Front kitchen. Maintenance used snake during inspection. Grey water with stench still coming up the drains by stoves & prep tables."
"Observed floor area covered with standing water. All over front kitchen & walk-in cooler."