March 1 Restaurant Report

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Violations range from dead roaches to dirty hands in this Restaurant Report.

We begin with the continental breakfast served at the Clarion Hotel, 2401 West Hundred Road in Chesterfield, which had 6 critical violations. The report says there were dead roaches in the kitchen, by a sink, and behind the counter where food is served. We left a message for the general manager but didn't hear back. On a follow-up inspection a few weeks later, the inspector noted that the facility had been thoroughly cleaned and all problems were fixed except for a wall that needed a repair.

Also in Chesterfield, Shoney's at 12531 Jefferson Davis Highway had 5 critical violations, including that a food worker was touching raw and ready-to-eat foods without removing gloves or washing their hands in between. This Shoney's had 3 critical violations on a follow-up inspection, but had them all fixed for another follow-up after that. Management tells us that all violations have been corrected, staff has been retrained, and they have even changed the type of sanitizer they use to make sure they meet requirements.

In Henrico, Frida's Mexican Restaurant at 910 East Parham Road had 5 critical violations. The report says plastic soap and sanitizer buckets were being used for food storage. The Health Department says no chemical storage containers should be used to store food. The report says Frida's quickly corrected a problem where the sanitizer line was on the floor. We contacted Frida's but did not receive comment.

They're apparently neat as a pin at Sticks Kebob Shop at 1700 Willow Lawn Drive in Henrico. This Mediterranean inspired restaurant that serves kebobs, salads, and sandwiches, wins the NBC12 Hall of Fame Award. They've been acing health inspections for three straight years.

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