August 18 Restaurant Report

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - You might not think about hotels being included in the Restaurant Report. But they not only serve visitors and locals in their restaurants, you might eat at a hotel for a wedding, a meeting, or conference.

The first hotel on the list is in Chesterfield, the Sheraton Park South at 9901 Midlothian Turnpike, with 4 critical violations. The inspector wrote that there were old food residues on the slicer blade and guard. All violations were corrected on the spot. But the restaurant had 4 critical violations again on a re-inspection the next day, including that the slicer again had residue. We contacted hotel management, but have not received comment.

In Henrico, the Aloft Hotel at 3939 Duckling Drive in the West Broad Village shopping center had 4 critical violations. The report says food and chemicals were stored together on a shelf under the coffee machine. The Health Department specifies that chemicals should be kept separate. An employee arranged for us to come out for an interview. But when we arrived, we were referred to a corporate office. We left them a message and will bring you their response when we get it.

Also in Henrico, Wyndham Virginia Crossings Hotel and Conference Center, 1000 Virginia Center Parkway usually gets pretty good scores on health inspections. But last time, it's restaurant had 4 critical violations, including that some food processing equipment was not clean. This and other violations were corrected on the spot. We left a message, but haven't heard back.

This week's NBC 12 Hall of Fame Award goes to this family, Mexican restaurant, La Palmera, 7701 Midlothian Turnpike in Chesterfield. It's earned quatro perfect scores and hasn't had a critical in a year and a half.

Croaker's Spot on Hull Street has won a Hoodie Award for Best Soul Food in the country. The awards were hosted by comedian Steve Harvey in Las Vegas.

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