April 8: Restaurant Report

By Heather Sullivan - bio | email

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Whether you like a country fried steak or some fresh sushi, you'll want to see this week's restaurant report. Here's a look at some restaurants' critical violations and how they fixed them.

Drop in anytime at Ma and Pa's Diner, 5600 Williamsburg Road in Henrico, and you'll find one of many regular customers. Owner Rodney Williams says they have "about 150, 200 regulars, some eat here 3 times a day."

They return to enjoy the Diner's home-style country cooking. Said Williams, "What we serve here is mostly country food, a lot of meatloaf, fish, salmon, crab cakes, seafood on Friday night."

After getting 4 critical violations on a state health inspection, Williams says they set out bait traps and have an exterminator spray every three weeks to keep unwanted pests out. "It kills all the roaches, stirs them up, kills all the flies," said Williams.

Williams had the other three violations corrected before the inspector left, making sure some left over food was tossed, that foods are kept at proper temperatures, and that eggs, which had just been delivered, are stored properly in the fridge.

A follow-up inspection report is not yet available, but Williams says all violations are completely corrected.

Moving to Chesterfield, Kabuto at 13158 Midlothian Turnpike had 4 critical violations. The report says the operator was asked to show documentation that raw fish and seafood for service or sale in the ready-to-eat form were frozen to ensure parasite destruction. That was corrected in time for a follow-up inspection two weeks later, but the restaurant still had 3 critical violations. The manager tells us that all violations have been corrected.

This week's NBC 12 Hall of Fame Award goes to Five Guys Burgers and Fries at 4460 South Laburnum Avenue in Henrico. You can get burgers, fries and a clean experience at this restaurant. It's last four state health inspections have been spotless.

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