April 29: Restaurant Report

By Heather Sullivan - bio | email

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - This week we feature two local restaurants that are internationally known. One wins our Hall of Fame Award, the other had some violations on a state health inspection, but says that's not the norm.

In Richmond, Millie's Diner at 2603 East Main Street had 5 critical violations. The report says chicken, pasta, jambalaya, eggs, and Cajun mixed meats were cold holding at improper temperatures. All violations were corrected during the inspection. The manager tells us these were minor lapses from the restaurant's very high standards and points out Millie's has been commended in magazines and popular for 21 years.

Moving to Chesterfield, Mr. Submarine at 7235 Hull Street Road had 5 critical violations. The inspector wrote that the electric meat slicer, ice machine interior, ice transfer bucket, food containers and pans, and can opener blade were soiled. The restaurant had 4 critical violations on a follow-up inspection. A manager tells us all violations are corrected.

And in Henrico, the Brazilian Bakery at 1412 Starling Drive had 4 critical violations. The report says an employee was washing dishes, but not sanitizing them. Violations were corrected in a follow-up inspection. We contacted the Bakery, but have not received comment.

This week's NBC 12 Hall of Fame Award goes to Q Barbeque at 2077 Walmart Way in Chesterfield, which has won world barbeque awards and been featured nationally. Said co-owner Tuffy Stone, "We were featured as one of the pit masters for the TLC series, 'Barbeque Pit Masters.'"

Q Barbeque has also earned perfect scores on its last two inspections, and no critical violations for more than a year. Said Stone, "I don't believe, and my partners don't believe, you can cook good food if you don't have a clean kitchen."

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