Tijuana Taxi, Sushi Siam, Tumi among the many on Dirty Dining list

By Jeff Weinsier - Investigative Reporter

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. - State records show a rodent infestation was found at the concession stand/restaurant in Dr. Von D. Mizell/Eula Johnson State Park.

A stop sale was ordered on two dozen rolls that had green mold on them. The rolls were in a wooden cabinet on the wall in kitchen.

A state inspector also found a live roach crawling on the bread at Cafe Pastis in Miami last week and ordered the kitchen closed.

Roach issues were also found at Sushi Siam in the Aventura Mall, Tumi Restaurant and JR Pizza Bella in Margate, Tijuana Taxi in Coral Springs, Bobby's Meals in Opa-locka and Myung Ga Tofu and BBQ restaurant in Weston.

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

All the places mentioned were allowed to re-open following an ordered cleanup and re-inspection.

***Sushi Siam Aventura

Aventura Mall

19575 Biscayne Blvd.

Sunny Isles Beach

Ordered shut Dec. 15

32 violations found

"Roach activity present as evidenced by approximately 15-20 plus live roaches found in prep area. 8-10 crawling on container of rice/ flour . 1 crawling on wall, 2-3 on flour."

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

"Accumulation of debris on exterior of ware washing machine."

***Bobby's Meals

Vegan/Vegetarian

2109 Opa-locka Blvd.

Opa-locka

Ordered shut Dec. 13

7 violations found

Also ordered shut July 18

"Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. Observed: Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. Observed: Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. Observed approximately 30-35 live roaches under the prep table. **Repeat Violation**."

"Dead roaches on premises. Approximately 15 dead roaches in kitchen area."

"Hole in or other damage to wall. Observed, Hole in or other damage to wall. By electric box next to steam table, and higher next to drain board in kitchen, holes inside walk in cooler ceiling. Priority: Basic **Repeat Violation**."

"Accumulation of food debris/soil residue on hand wash sink. Observed: Accumulation of food debris/soil residue on hand wash sink. **Repeat Violation**."

***Cafe Pastis

7310 SW 57th Ave.

Miami

Ordered shut Dec. 11

11 violations found

"Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. Approximately 5 live roaches observed on shelf by servers station where bread and bowls are stored. 1 live roach observed crawling on bread."

"Dead roaches on premises. 2 dead roaches observed in cabinets underneath coffee station."

"Stop Sale issued due to adulteration of food product. Observed a live roach crawling on bread."

"Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Salmon (48°F - Cold Holding) in reach in cooler by cook line, less than 4 hours. Instructed operator not to fill container above tray line. Beef (50°F - Cold Holding); Ham (52°F - Cold Holding); Sausage (50°F - Cold Holding) in walk in cooler, less than 4 hours. Operator moved items to refrigeration or placed on ice."

***Tumi Restaurant

7926 W. Sample Road

Margate

Ordered shut Dec. 11

16 violations found

"Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. Observed 4 live roaches in kitchen on floor next to sliding door produce cooler. Observed at least 12 live roaches crawling on wall in and out of holes along wall behind white whirlpool cooler at pickup window near cook line, and 3 live roaches crawling on wall behind steam table in kitchen. Observed at least 3 live roaches at window seam and ceiling juncture above pick up window wall on kitchen side. Manager instructed to remove roaches and to clean and sanitize area. Manager killed 1 roach in cook line next to stove and began to attempt to remove others."

"Dead roaches on premises. Observed 1 dead roach on floor under steam table and 7 dead roaches behind and around white Whirlpool reach in cooler in kitchen cook line, and 1 dead roach in front of sliding door produce cooler in kitchen, 2 dead roaches stuck in frozen liquid in Kenmore white reach in freezer in kitchen. Observed in container hanging on wall at pick up window: 12 dead roaches, plastic lids for cups were in this container. Observed at least 18 dead roaches stuck on wall around and above pick up window wall on kitchen side, and 1 dead roach on prep table shelf next to bottle of tomato paste, this single roach was removed. Observed 8 dead roaches in dining room in corner near table with silverware, and 48 dead roaches in wait station. Manager instructed to remove roaches and to clean and sanitize area. Employees began to clean and sanitize 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. Observed cook lick his hand to taste food in cook line and then handled clean utensils and cloths in cook line, he was told by the inspector and the manager to wash his hands but persisted to touch other items in kitchen and not wash hands properly. Manager was instructed to remove utensils and and cloths and put them in the sink for cleaning and sanitizing; he did so."

"Employee touched face/hair and then engaged in food preparation, handled clean equipment or utensils, or touched unwrapped single-service items without washing hands. Observed cook touch mouth and nose with hands in cook line and then put on gloves and handled clean utensils and container of cooked rice. He was instructed to properly wash his hands."

***JR Pizza Bella Restaurant

7868 W. Sample Road

Pompano Beach

Ordered shut Dec. 12

8 violations found

"Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. Observed 1 live roach under microwave at pizza station and 2 live roaches on floor under bag in box drink dispenser, and 1 live roach on floor in front of white Frigidaire reach in freezer, 1 live roach under front counter next to pizza oven, and 3 live roaches along wall under triple sink and dish machine in ware washing area. Operator instructed to remove roach and to clean and sanitize area. Operator killed most of the roaches."

"Dead roaches on premises. Observed 3 small dead roaches under microwave in pizza station and 5 dead roaches on floor behind pizza cooler, 4 dead roaches on floor in area in front of walk in cooler, 4 dead roaches around water drain under ice machine in front counter area, and 4 dead roaches around awhile Frigidaire reach in freezer, 1 dead roach under front counter next to pizza oven, and 31 dead roaches in ware washing area on floor. Operator instructed to remove roach and to clean and sanitize area and began to do so."

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

***BG Whiskey Creek Hideout

Dr. Von D. Mizell -- Eula Johnson State Park

6503 N. Ocean Drive

Dania Bech

Ordered shut Dec. 12

37 violations found

"Rodent activity present as evidenced by rodent droppings found. (1)Observed 2 dry rodent droppings on bottom shelf of prep table in kitchen. (2) observed 5 dry rodent droppings on bottom shelf of prep table under cutting boards. (3) observed 5 dry rodent dropping on floor under microwave. (4) observed 7 dry rodent droppings in front by sunglasses case. (5) observed 2 dry rodent droppings on top of keg cooler under plastic cup shelf. (6) observed (30) dry rodent droppings behind flip top cooler by kitchen door. (7) observed 20 dry rodent droppings behind flip top cooler next to steam table and ice machine. (8) observed 10 dry rodent droppings behind oven/ flat top grill. (9) observed 2 dry rodent droppings by hand washing sink and first aid kit. (10) observed 30 dry rodent droppings under shelves in storage area in kitchen (11) observed 20 dry rodent droppings by mop sink and under chemical rack. (12) observed 10 dry rodent droppings by back door."

"Dead small insects in kitchen, food preparation area. Observed dead flys and dead spiders along wall next to microwave."

"Stop Sale issued due to adulteration of food product. Observed 2 dozen rolls with green mold in wood cabinet on wall in kitchen."

"Stop Sale issued on potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food due to temperature abuse. Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Observed pre-cooked chicken wings at flip top cooler at 44°-45°f. As per operator, wings have been in cooler since Saturday. Wings were discarded. (2) Reduced oxygen packaged fish packaged onsite no longer frozen and not removed from reduced oxygen package. Observed mahi, 4 packs, thawed in flip top cooler. Discarded, stop sale (3) (3) observed an open quart of half n half from Saturday at 44°f. Half n half was discarded."

"Operator unable to provide documentation for source of fish. See stop sale. Observed lobster heads in walk in freezer. Lobster is not mentioned on menu, no invoice provided. Lobster heads were discarded, stop sale."

"Grease accumulated on kitchen floor and/or under cooking equipment by fryers. (2) in coffee machine area."

"Grease receptacle/dumpster not on proper pad/nonabsorbent surface. Observed grease receptacle on ground next to sidewalk behind restaurant." 

"Interior of acqai xtreme refrigerator soiled with accumulation of food residue."

***Tijuana Taxi

901 N. University Drive

Coral Springs

Inspection based on complaint

Ordered shut Dec. 13

10 violations found

"Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. Observed 11 live roaches in dish washing area on walls and floor around dish machine. Operator instructed to remove roaches and clean and sanitize area. They began to do so."

"Dead roaches on premises. Observed 3 dead roaches in dish washing area on floor around dish machine. Operator instructed to remove roaches and clean and sanitize area."

"Soda gun holster with accumulated slime/debris. Observed in bar across from triple sink."

***Myung Ga Tofu & BBQ

1944 Weston Road

Weston

Ordered shut Dec. 13

8 violations found

"Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. 2 live near hood system 1 live on wall near three compartment sink 1 live on floor in kitchen 2 live on front counter 1 live in oven **Repeat Violation**."

"Dead roaches on premises. 2 dead behind reach in cooler in server station. **Repeat Violation**."

***Thony Best Caribbean Restaurant

5572 W. Oakland Park Blvd.

Lauderhill

Ordered shut Dec. 12

11 violations found

Also ordered shut Jan. 13, 2015

"Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. Observed approximately 15 live roaches behind the reach in freezer in the kitchen, 1 live roach close to the mop sink, 1 live roach at dry storage area."

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

"Dead roaches on premises. Observed 1 dead roach at dry storage area, 3 dead roaches at hallway, 3 dead roaches at front counter." 


 


 


 

 

 

 


 

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