RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Keeping food at correct temperatures and keeping equipment clean. Those were the messages from state health inspectors to some local restaurants. But the restaurants took care of the problems.
Starting in Chesterfield, Lone Star Steakhouse at 10456 Midlothian Turnpike had 4 critical violations. The inspector wrote that meats in the corner meat cooler and some items in the make-up table coolers were cold holding at improper temperatures. But that was fixed. The restaurant earned a perfect score on a follow-up inspection a week later and on the previous inspection.
In Richmond, Penny Lane Pub and Restaurant at 421 East Franklin Street had 4 critical violations, including that chili was cold holding at improper temperatures.
Penny Lane owner Terry O'Neill sent a statement saying, ""In our 32 years of operation, we have striven to meet and exceed all standards set forth by the Health Department. We appreciate the recent health inspection which highlighted areas on which we can improve. All incidents were corrected during inspection, and we have taken the opportunity to update all of our training programs to ensure that we remain compliant with all future inspections."
And taking a trip to Henrico, Tripps Restaurant at 9318 West Broad Street had 4 critical violations. The reports says the slicer was found with food debris. It was cleaned on the spot. Violations were corrected during the inspection. We contacted Tripps but did not receive comment.