Steak 'N Shake, Smoothie King, Denny's, Waffle House among big names ordered shut

Over 400 rodent dropping found in one South Florida restaurant

By Jeff Weinsier - Investigative Reporter

MIAMI - Some big names are on this week's Dirty Dining list but the worst conditions appear to be at Tamarind Asian Grill & Sushi in Deerfield Beach.

Records show close to 450 rodent droppings were discovered in Tamarind by a State Inspector last week.

Steak N' Shake in Coral Springs was ordered shut for a second time after water from the ceiling about was discovered leaking on the food below.

Flies were observed landing on containers of syrup at the Waffle House in Davie.

A roach issue was discovered by an Inspector at the Denny's on Commercial boulevard.

A "stop sale" was issued on everything from lasagna to grilled chicken at the Disalvo's in Davie.

Below is a list of places and some of their violations.

As of this post, the Steak n” Shake has not been allowed to re-open.

All the other places mentioned were allowed to re-open following an ordered clean up and re-inspection

LONG JOHN SILVERS
2292 NORTH FEDERAL HIGHWAY
POMPANO BEACH

INSPECTION BASED ON COMPLAINT
ORDERED SHUT 8/25/17
13 VIOLATIONS

"Food-contact surfaces not sanitized after cleaning, before use. Do not use equipment/utensils not properly sanitized. Food contact surfaces at cook line being contaminated by leaks from ceiling, water dispenser and prep table."

"Presence of dead insects. One Dead insect inside cabinet in dining room where condiments are stored. Two dead insects under table in dining room."

"Equipment located in an area not protected from overhead leakage of pipes, drains and other sources. Observed batter stored in area where there are ceiling leaks over it at the cook line. Leaking observed at prep table at cook line  and water dispenser ( water splashed on table and dispenser) , leaks on pathway of food by dishwashing area , by 3 compartment sink and by prep table in rear prep area. 3 separate leaks observed in cook line area, and 3 leaks observed in dishwashing/rear prep area."

STEAK N' SHAKE
4120 NORTH STATE ROAD 7
CORAL SPRINGS

ORDERED SHUT 8/25/17
5 VIOLATIONS

ALSO ORDERED SHUT 6/7/17

"Stop Sale issued due to adulteration of food product. Water splashes from ceiling onto clean stacked pans on shelves next to dish machine and splashes onto buns, water droplets observed on plastic packaging containing buns. Stop sale issued on 1 package of buns, about 30 buns. Manager discarded buns at time of inspection. Also observed water from screw in ceiling in walk in cooler leaking onto sheet pans and precooked chili, about 10lbs. Containers of chili are standing in splash water and Saran Wrap covering them have pooled water on top of chili. **Repeat Violation**"

"Live, small flying insects in kitchen, food preparation area, or food storage area. Observed 8-12 flies flying in ware washing and milkshake area and 25 plus small flies on crates on drain board in ware washing area. **Repeat Violation**"

"Food stored in a location that is exposed to splash. Observed with packaged burger buns on storage crates in ware washing area. Water splashes from ceiling onto shelves next to dish machine and splashes onto buns, water droplets observed on plastic packaging containing buns. Manager discarded buns and moved them to a location away from splash. Also observed water from screw in ceiling in walk in cooler leaking onto sheet pans and precooked chili, about 10lbs. Containers of chili are standing in splash water and Saran Wrap covering them have pooled water on top, see stop sale. Manager removed chili containers. Manager instructed to move rolling cart with foods in walk in cooler away from the leaking in this cooler. Clean plates come out of this area where leaking is observed. **Repeat Violation**"

"Water leaking from the ceiling. Leaking in ware washing area, in front of dish machine. It is also observed in walkway between milkshake station and ware washing area. It is also leaking into black plastic tray from ceiling in corner of kitchen near Ice-cream freezer. Water is leaking from wall baseboard behind walk in freezer and bag in box soda. Also observed water from screw in ceiling in walk in cooler leaking onto sheet pans and precooked chili, about 10lbs. Containers of chili are standing in splash water and Saran Wrap covering them have pooled water on top. Water is also leaking from the light in walk in cooler. Water is also shooting up from metal baseboard on floor at walk in cooler whenever stepped on and water is settled here as well. **Repeat Violation**"

WAFFLE HOUSE
4689 SW 148TH AVENUE
DAVIE

INSPECTION BASED ON COMPLAINT
ORDERED SHUT 8/24/17
14 VIOLATIONS FOUND

"Live, small flying insects in kitchen, food preparation area, or food storage area. More than 20 flying in dining room/ cook line. Observe flies landing on syrup containers on table. On clean utensils and plates. Landing on inspector while conducting inspection. More than 5 in back dry storage area. **Repeat Violation**"

"Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Reach in unit in station B: ham 51°F cold holding. Per manager was placed in unit at 7am, advised to move to other unit to bring temperature down to 41°F or below. reach in cooler in front of hand sink: (); milk (47°F - Cold Holding); raw sausage (45-47°F - Cold Holding); raw steak (45-47°F - Cold Holding); raw pork (45-47°F - Cold Holding). Per manager food does not last more than four hours. Observe food left over night in back of unit keeping temperature. Ambient of unit at 38°F. **Repeat Violation**"

"Stop Sale issued on potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food due to temperature abuse. 2 lbs waffle mix made with eggs (47°F - Cooling) per manager mix was made 8-23-17, cover and placed in reach in unit in station B. See stop sale."

SMOOTHIE KING
6555 NOVA DRIVE
DAVIE

INSPECTION BASED ON COMPLAINT
ORDERED SHUT 8/25/17
10 VIOLATIONS FOUND

"Live, small flying insects in kitchen, food preparation area, or food storage area. More than 10 flying in front counter, walls, microwave. observe landing on protein bland powder and bananas with peel off. Observe fly catcher in front counter under cups with four live. More than 20 in back dry storage area/ three compartment sink."

"Spray bottle with chemical/toxic substance stored near/on/above food preparation surface or food. Over oatmeal container in front counter."

DENNY'S
911 EAST COMMERCIAL BLVD.
OAKLAND PARK

ORDERED SHUT 8/22/17
14 VIOLATIONS FOUND

ALSO ORDERED SHUT 7/29/16

"Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. 1 running across the floor in the dishwashing area. 1 on the floor under the 3 compartment sink next to the ice machine. 2 on the floor under the bread rack at the beginning of the cooks line. . 1 on a bench in the dining room. 1 on the floor under the dish machine. **Repeat Violation**"

"Dead roaches on premises. 2 on the floor under a dry board for the dishwasher. 2 on the floor under the Ansul tanks at the entrance to the dishwashing area. 2 on the floor under the 3 compartment sink next to the ice machine. . 1 on the floor on cooks line.. 1 on the floor under another bread rack on the cooks line. **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 0 ppm when tested. Observed 50 ppm when retested."

"Food being cooled by non-approved method as evidenced by inadequate rate of cooling during time of inspection. Observed that the temperature of the cooling rehydrated hash brown potatoes only dropped 1 degree in 30 minutes. These are in closed cardboard containers approximately 10" deep. The potatoes were put into uncovered shallow pans and placed in the walk-in cooler to continue cooling."

"Refrigerated drawers not maintained in good repair. Do not store potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food in this unit until the unit is repaired. Observed all food in the reach-in cooler drawers opposite the small flat top grill is 45°F or warmer. The food was moved to the walk-in cooler."

DISALVOS ITALIAN
5945 SOUTH UNIVERSITY DR.
DAVIE

INSPECTION BASED ON COMPLAINT
ORDERED SHUT 8/23/17
31 VIOLATIONS FOUND

"Presence of insects, rodents, or other pests. 3 dead insects on flours container in dry storage area."

"Live, small flying insects in kitchen, food preparation area, or food storage area. More than 20 live in dry storage area/ prep area, landing on bags of onions. More than 5 live in dry storage area. More than 5 in prep area in front of walk in cooler."

"Stop Sale issued on potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food due to temperature abuse. 5 lbs. grilled chicken (47-46°F - Cooling); 2 lbs lasagna (47°F - Cooling); 4 qtrs. soup (49°F - Cooling) 7qts gravy 52-58°F 5 lbs. pasta 52°F, 3 lbs fired chicken 49°f per manager food was made 8-22-17, covered and put in reach in cooler see stop sale. Walk in cooler: 10 gallon tomato sauce (48°F - Cooling); 15 lbs. lasagna (52°F - Cooling); per manager was made 8-22-17. See stop sale."

"Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food identified in the written procedure as a food held using time as a public health control has no time marking and the time removed from temperature control cannot be determined. See stop sale. Pizza by the slice with no date mark. Per manager pizza was made at 11:00am. Garlic oil on server station with no date mark. Per manager was placed out at 12pm. Manager put correct time on both items."

"Employee used tobacco, ate, or drank then engaged in food preparation, handled clean equipment or utensils, or touched unwrapped single-service items without washing hands. Employee drank and then engaged in preparing pizza without hand washing."

TAMARIND ASIAN GRILL & SUSHI
949 SOUTH FEDERAL HIGHWAY
DEERFIELD BEACH

ORDERED SHUT 8/24/17
29 VIOLATIONS FOUND

"Rodent activity present as evidenced by rodent droppings found. Observed approximately 160 dry and 10 fresh rodent droppings by pot storage/water heater room and 262 dry And 14 fresh rodent droppings in food storage room near back door."

"Outer openings not protected during operation and vermin and/or environmental cross contamination present. Back door open and not self-closing and dead roaches and rodent droppings observed."

"Dead roaches on premises. Approximately 16 dead roaches behind white Kenmore freezer in front of prep tables in rear prep area. About 20 dead roaches in glue trap behind this same freezer. Observed 14 dead roaches in storage room by sushi bar area by ice machine and freezer. Observed 5 dead roaches in pot storage/water heater room and 22 dead roaches in food storage room by back door. **Repeat Violation**"

"Employee ( Dishwasher) handled soiled dishes or utensils and then handled clean dishes or utensils without washing hands. Hands washed. **Corrected On-Site** **Repeat Violation**"

"Soil residue build-up on nonfood-contact surface. White Kenmore cooler exterior, door handle and gaskets soiled in dishwashing area. Exterior of rice container by dishwashing area soiled. Exterior and gaskets soiled at Kenmore freezer in front of 2 prep tables in rear prep area. Bottom of prep tables in rear prep area soiled. Walk-in cooler door handle soiled. Exterior of microwave soiled."

"Old food stuck to clean dishware/utensils."

CHINA BUFFET
18690 NW 67TH AVENUE
HIALEAH

INSPECTION BASED ON COMPLAINT
ORDERED SHUT 8/25/17
28 VIOLATIONS FOUND

"Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. Approximately 10 live roaches in dry storage inside the wall and food shelves, approximately 3 live roaches trapped inside the control device under dry storage shelves."

"Roach excrement and/or droppings present. Approximately 100 roach droppings on dry storage walls."

"Raw animal foods not properly separated from one another based upon minimum required cooking temperature in walk-in cooler. Raw chicken above raw beef, raw beef above shrimps. Discussed with operator properly separation."

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

"Accumulation of black/green mold-like substance on/around soda dispensing nozzles."

"Heavy Grease accumulated on kitchen floor ,sushi station ,beverage rooms and/or under cooking equipment."

"Interior of oven has heavy accumulation of black substance/grease/food debris."

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