'Roaches, objectionable odor' found at South Florida restaurant

7 South Florida restaurants ordered shut last week

By Jeff Weinsier - Investigative Reporter

MARGATE, Fla. - Inspectors with the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation ordered seven South Florida restaurants shut last week.

Spanky's Cheesesteak Factory in Margate was ordered shut for the second time in a month.

Roach issues were found in Spanky's as well as "objectionable odors" in the kitchen.

Below is a list of places and some of their violations. All the places mentioned were allowed to re-open following an ordered clean up and re-inspection.

***Siam Kitchen Sushi Thai

3341 N. Federal Highway

Oakland Park

Ordered shut Feb. 24

14 violations found

"Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. 4 live roaches on floor at cook line. 5 live roaches at cove molding across from vegetable cooler. 12 live roaches behind the back cover of vegetable cooler. 3 live roaches on the rim of an empty bucket stored on the floor next to cove molding across from vegetable cooler. No doors between cook line and vegetable cooler."

"Dead roaches on premises. 2 dead roaches under hand wash sink. 5 dead roaches under cook line. Operator cleaned up all dead roaches."

"Objectionable odor in kitchen."

"Objectionable odors in bathroom."

"Wall soiled with accumulated black debris in dishwashing area."

***Spanky's Cheesesteak Factory

309 N. State Road 7

Margate

Ordered shut Feb. 22

20 violations found

Also ordered shut Feb. 7 based on complaint

"Rodent activity present as evidenced by rodent droppings found. Observed 3 moist rodent droppings in the front counter service station."

"Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. Observed 4 live roaches behind the reach in freezer in cook line , 1 live roach behind the McCall reach in flip top cooler in the cook line, approximately 10 live roaches behind the food preparation table in the cook line, 1 live roach behind steam table in cook line, and 1 live roach in the front counter service station, 4 live roaches on the dishwashing machine, and 1 live roach on the reach in freezer next to the dishwashing machine."

"Employee failed to wash hands before changing gloves and/or putting on gloves to work with food. Observed male cook put on a new pair of gloves without first washing his hands and then touched sandwich bread and celery with these gloves on."

"Hole in or other damage to wall. Observed holes in the walls throughout the kitchen. **Repeat Violation**"

"Dish machine chlorine sanitizer not at proper minimum strength. Discontinue use of dish machine for sanitizing and set up manual sanitization until dish machine is repaired and sanitizing properly. Observed chlorine sanitizer strength at 0ppm."

"Objectionable odors in bathroom. Observed in male restroom."

***Rincon Argentino Steak House

2345 SE 37th Ave. (Douglas Road)

Miami

Inspection based on complaint

34 violations found

"Roach activity present as evidenced by 4 live roaches found on the shelves next to dish machine on the back kitchen area."

"Employee touched bare body part and then engaged in food preparation, handled clean equipment or utensils, or touched unwrapped single-service items without washing hands. Employee wiped face with towel used on the cook line."

"Raw animal food stored over cooked food."

"Food stored in a location that is exposed to splash/dust. Mixer next to mop sink."

"Accumulation of black/green mold-like substance in the interior of the ice machine."

"Accumulation of encrusted food debris on/around mixer head."

"Encrusted material on can opener blade."

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

"Slicer blade guard soiled with old food debris."

***Orgullo Catracho

2300 SW Eighth St.

Miami

Ordered shut Feb. 23

43 violations found

"Rodent activity present as evidenced by rodent droppings found. More than 50 droppings some of then fresh. Approximately 12 fresh droppings by dry storage area located upstairs."

"Accumulation of dead or trapped birds, insects, rodents, or other pests, in control devices. Mouse trapped in control divide. Noise of mice activity in storage area."

"Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. Approximately 15 lives roaches. Approximately 7 lives roaches by the storage area (downstairs). 3 lives roaches by ice machine . Two lives roaches behind reach in cooler. 3 lives roaches at the storage area (upstairs)."

"Stop Sale issued on potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food due to temperature abuse. Ground beef at 47°, cheese 77°."

"Stop Sale issued due to adulteration of food product. Beef."

***Astrid & Stephanie Cafe and Bakery

6772 Collins Ave.

Miami Beach

Ordered shut Feb. 23

18 violations found

"Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. Approximately 25-30 live roaches observed underneath counters at coffee station and prep area at the front of the establishment. Area is used to store closed drinks (water/soda bottles). Area has water damage that is causing heavy mold build up."

"Build-up of mold-like substance on nonfood-contact surface. Underneath counters at front coffee area deteriorating with water damage causing mold build up."

"Pesticide/insecticide labeled for household use only present in establishment."

"Toxic substance/chemical stored by or with food. Can of raid stored above sugar in food storage area."

***Subway

8447 Coral Way

Miami

Ordered shut Feb. 23

9 violations found

"Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. Approximately 25-30 live roaches observed underneath counters at coffee station and prep area at the front of the establishment. Area is used to store closed drinks (water/soda bottles). Area has water damage that is causing heavy mold build up."

"Build-up of mold-like substance on nonfood-contact surface. Underneath counters at front coffee area deteriorating with water damage causing mold build up."

"Pesticide/insecticide labeled for household use only present in establishment."

"Toxic substance/chemical stored by or with food. Can of raid stored above sugar in food storage area."

***Island Delight Pizzeria

705 NE 167th St.

North Miami Beach

Ordered shut Feb. 20

12 violations found

"Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. Approximately 40to 50 live roaches on east wall over preparation table and 3 compartment sink, 5 roaches crawling on south wall in side the kitchen, 5 live roaches in guest restroom."

"Roach excrement and/or droppings present. Around the reach in cooler gasket in the back of the kitchen, and around the shelves holders."

"Dead roaches on premises. Approximately 10 dead roaches around the kitchen."

"Outer openings not protected during operation and vermin and/or environmental cross contamination present. Broken windows covered with plywood but have gap on top."

"Operating with an expired Division of Hotels and Restaurants license."

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