November 10 Restaurant Report

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - In this week's NBC 12 Restaurant Report, the issues range from an unwanted visitor to food sitting on the floor.

Our first stop is in Chesterfield, at Tops China, 12627 Jefferson Davis Highway, where we talked with the manager on duty. The restaurant had 6 critical violations on its health inspection.

The state health report says there was a bag of onions and a bag of carrots stored on the floor, among some other problems. The manager declined to be interviewed, but did tell us everything has been fixed.

"We already corrected all of these. ... All this is clean," he told us.

Tops China earned a perfect score on a follow-up inspection ten days later.

Next we moved to Henrico. Rare Olde Times at 10502 Patterson Avenue rarely gets a bad inspection. But this time it had 5 critical violations. The report says a live roach was in the foil dispenser. Our call to the restaurant was not returned. It had no critical violations on a state check-up two weeks later.

Also in Henrico, Subway at 4386 South Laburnum first had 3 critical violations on it's inspection. But when the inspector went back four days later, the sandwich shop had 5 critical violations, including that some seafood had been sitting out on the counter for two hours and was 60 degrees. The report says it was thrown away and violations were corrected during the inspection.

We delivered this week's NBC 12 Hall of Fame Award to Jimmy John's, 11500 Midlothian Turnpike in Chesterfield, because they've been delivering gourmet sandwiches from a very clean kitchen. They've aced the last five of six health inspections.

And the Bank restaurant in downtown Richmond is getting remodeled and a new menu, according to Richmond BizSense. The Bank is expected to re-open by the end of the month.

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