State records show The Knife in Bayside was ordered shut again last week due to a roach infestation. Records show the same restaurant was ordered shut in May of 2012 due to a rodent issue.
A total of 6 restaurants were ordered shut last week by the Florida Department of Business Regulation. Below is a list and some of the violations cited.
401 BISCAYNE BLVD.
"Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. 20 plus live roaches under the the bread oven stand in the kitchen. 5 inside the cooking a range oven that is not in use located in the kitchen next to the bread oven. Accumulation of black/green mold-like substance in the interior of the ice machine. Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) hot held at less than 135 degrees Fahrenheit or above. Beef 129°f."
CHVICHE CAFE RESTAURANT EXITO
13448 BISCAYNE BLVD
"Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found.50 plus live roaches found , 49 live roaches found in the cracks of the reach in cooler on the cook line next to the refrigerator, 1 live found roach on the wall next to the refrigerator on the cook line , 1 live roach found on the wall in the dry storage area. Dead roaches on premises. 50 plus dead roaches found 20 dead roaches along the wall on the floor in the kitchen/ prep area , 10 dead roaches dish room area and 20 dead roaches dry storage area. Accumulation of black/green mold-like substance in the interior of the ice machine."
UNIQUE PARK RESTAURANT
515 N.E. 24TH STREET
"Rodent activity present as evidenced by rodent droppings found. 15 fresh rodent droppings and 28 dry rodent droppings by shelving units near back door, 9 fresh rodent droppings inside clean pots in shelving near back door, 3 fresh rodent droppings near walk-in cooler in rear, 5 fresh rodent droppings and 12 dry rodent droppings by microwave , 1 dry rodent dropping inside container with takeout containers, 4 fresh rodent droppings and 12 dry rodent droppings by steam table, 3 dry rodent droppings under prep table, 2 fresh rodent droppings and 4 dry rodent droppings under cook line, 2 fresh rodent droppings and 12 dry rodent droppings near walk-in cooler by kitchen entry, 5 fresh rodent droppings and 54 dry rodent droppings in front counter area, 8 fresh rodent droppings and 4 dry rodent droppings in dishwashing area, 5 dry rodent droppings in front counter area on window sill, 10 dry rodent droppings in restroom, 12 fresh rodent droppings and 44 dry rodent droppings in hallway to restroom. Food with mold-like growth. Lemon at walk-in cooler. Discarded."
10777 N.W. 36TH AVENUE
"Rodent activity present as evidenced by 7 fresh rodent droppings found on kitchen shelves. There is no wall or physical division between shelves and preparation area."
EL AREPAZO 2
3900 N.W. 79TH STREET
"Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. 6 live roaches under reach in cooler by fryer 5 on prep table 4 under prep table 5 under stove 2 on reach in cooler 3 on kitchen door. Stop Sale issued on potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food due to temperature abuse. Beef mechada 6 trays 66 F after 12 hours in walk in cooler. Chicken salad 1 lb 2 Ham sandwich 71 after 6 hours. Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food marked with a date that exceeds 7 days after opening/preparation. Other food with 3 different dates Chicken salad dated 12 days ago. Dead roaches on premises. 40 dead roaches under cooking equipment and reach in cooler."
HAPPY HOUSE CHINESE RESTAURANT
4089 NORTH ANDREWS AVE.
FORT LAUDERDALE15 VIOLATIONS
"Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. OBSERVED 12-15 LIVE ROACHES AROUND COOK LINE HAND SINK AND UNDER FLOOR BOARDS ON COOK LINE. OBSERVED AT LEAST 10 ROACHES ON DRY STORAGE SHELVES WITH 30-40 ROACH DROPPINGS. 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. Dead roaches on premises. OBSERVED APPROX.10 DEAD ROACHES IN DRY STORAGE AREA."