September 3: Restaurant Report

By Heather Sullivan - bio | email

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - A popular spot in the Fan for food and drinks had some violations on their last state health inspection. But they opened their doors to show us they've corrected the problems and are getting ready to offer a wider variety of food.

It's a Fan District favorite. The Starlite Dining and Lounge has been serving fans at 2600 West Main Street in Richmond for years. Said Manager Shannon Conway, "I know that people love our club, our club wrap, our club sandwich."

And Starlite has received good health inspections for years. But they received 4 critical violations on their last check up. Conway says it was due to having extra stock for new foods the restaurant is adding to the menu. So they made major changes.

Said Conway, "It's important that we make a name for ourselves that when people come to socialize, to eat and enjoy food as well, we want to make people feel comfortable about making that decision."

They added a second fridge and re-arranged food so that it's properly stored and discarded on time. They added shelves and moved cleaning products to a separate room. And they stocked up on gloves for food preparation. Now Starlite's focus is on the future.

Said Conway, "We're about to come out with a new menu. It's going to be ready in the next two weeks. We're keeping all your favorites but we're going to add some new stuff."

The state report says all four violations were corrected during the inspection and the restaurant had no violations on its previous inspection.

In Chesterfield, Asia Café at 13981 Hull Street Road had 4 critical violations. The report says "handwashing was not observed taking place." One violation was noted during a follow up inspection.

This week's NBC 12 Hall of Fame Award goes to Wendy's at 807 England Street in Ashland for getting perfect scores on their last 4 health inspections. Said general manager Hope Johnson, "Our main thing is making sure that our food is safe for our guests. So it's something we do everyday and we actually check three times a day."

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