Chicken Kitchen among several restaurants recently ordered shut

54 violations found at Key Biscayne's Oasis Cafe


PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – A complaint to the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation prompted a recent unannounced inspection at the Chicken Kitchen in Homestead.

According to records, the inspector noted roach issues and ordered the place shut.

There were also 54 violations found at the Oasis Cafe on Key Biscayne.

All the places listed below were allowed to reopen following an ordered cleanup and re-inspection.

Below is a list of places recently ordered shut and some of their violations.

Chicken Kitchen of Homestead

27860 S. Federal Highway


13 violations

Based on complaint

"Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found approximately 15 live roaches, at the front counter, where rice is dispensed to customers ... under the steam well ... location open to the public at inspection time."

"Employee failed to wash hands before putting on new set of gloves to work with food."

"Interior of reach-in cooler soiled with accumulation of food residue."


Carina's Stone Fired Pizza-Gelato

4743 N. Ocean Drive


14 violations

"Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. Observed 3 live roaches in kitchen floor next to walk in cooler, 1 live roach in front counter area floor, 1 live roach under the dish machine and 5 live roaches in crevices at the stone fired pizza oven."

"All potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) foods in reach-in cooler cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Cut tomato, chicken, cut lettuce, peppers, garlic and oil and whipped butter at 45-48 degrees Fahrenheit in the flip-top cooler next to pizza oven. Less than 4h out of temperature, operator instructed to move the food to another unit."

"Dead roaches on premises. Approximately 20 dead roaches in kitchen area floor and under equipment, ware washing area, storage area and front counter cabinets."

Oasis Café at Key Biscayne

19 Harbor Drive

Key Biscayne

54 violations

"Rodent activity present as evidenced by rodent droppings found. Observed approximately 50 + dry droppings on floor in the food preparation area. And approximately 12 dry droppings and 12 fresh on back of the oven. Also observed approximately 12 fresh droppings and 12 dry droppings on floor in mop sink area. Also approximately 25-plus dry droppings on dry storage shelf."

"Live, small flying insects in food preparation area."

"Improper side-by-side separation of raw animal foods and ready-to-eat foods. Walking cooler."

"Slicer blade guard soiled with old food debris."

"Slicer blade soiled with old food debris."

"Encrusted material on can opener blade."