November 26: Restaurant Report

By Heather Sullivan - bio | email

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Now that you're full of Thanksgiving turkey, let's talk turkey about restaurant health inspections. Some local restaurants had critical violations, including a place where college students eat: a local university dining hall.

In Chesterfield, the Jones Dining Hall at Virginia State University had 4 critical violations. The report says rice, hamburgers, chicken, and noodles were held at improper temperatures. The University says the dining hall is run by an outside contractor, Thompson Hospitality. Violations were corrected during the inspection and the University showed us the dining hall had no critical violations in a follow-up inspection.

Staying in Chesterfield, Cancun Restaurant at 9624 Jefferson Davis Highway had 4 critical violations. The inspector wrote that improper hand-washing procedures were observed. The restaurant earned a perfect score of no violations on a follow-up inspection 11 days later.

Moving to Richmond, Full Kee Restaurant at 6400 Horsepen Road had 6 critical violations. The report says there was no heat to keep some chicken, duck and pork hot. Full Kee earned had a perfect score on a follow-up inspection.

Also in Richmond, 3rd Street Diner at 218 East Main Street had 5 critical violations, including sausage, grits, baked apples, gravy and potatoes holding at improper temperatures. The restaurant corrected all violations during the inspection. The state report shows restaurant had five critical violations on a follow-up inspection and again all violations were corrected.

This week's NBC 12 Hall of Fame Award goes to Topeka's Steakhouse 'n' Saloon at 1776 Parham Road in Henrico. This steakhouse hasn't had any critical violations on its last six inspections.

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