January 20: Restaurant Report

By Heather Sullivan - bio | email

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - The State Health Department says keeping foods hot enough or cold enough is important to preventing the growth of bacteria. Temperatures were an issues for a couple of popular restaurants during their inspections. But the problem has been fixed, in tonight's Restaurant Report.

Riverbound Café at 8005 Creighton Parkway in Hanover has a history of no to very few critical violations on state health inspections. But the café had 4 critical on a recent inspection, including that burgers were not being adequately cooled to prevent the growth of harmful bacteria. Violations were corrected during the inspection. The manager tells us they "put new systems in place to ensure there will be no issues in future inspections."

In Richmond, Millie's Diner at 2603 East Main Street had 5 critical violations. The report says lamb and rice were hot holding at improper temperatures. All violations were immediately corrected while the inspector was still on site. The owner tells us they "work to maintain the highest standards and have done so for the 20 years we've been in business."

It was a matter of the cleanliness of some storage containers at Triple Eight Chinese Restaurant at 4410 West Hundred Road in Chesterfield. It had 5 critical violations. The inspector wrote that plastic containers and crates used to store egg rolls were soiled to sight and touch. All violations were corrected when the restaurant was re-inspected two weeks later. We contacted the restaurant but did not receive comment.

This week's NBC 12 Hall of Fame Award goes to Cracker Barrel at 7367 Bell Creek Road in Hanover. The motto there is that it's always been about pleasing people. And they've pleased inspectors, earning perfect scores on their last 4 out of five check-ups.

A new restaurant is quickly replacing one that just closed. Friend or Pho at 2329 West Main Street in Richmond just closed last weekend, but Lady N'awlins Cajun Café opens this weekend, according to RichmondBizSense.

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