September 5 RESTAURANT REPORT: Food at bad temperatures

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Unhealthy food temperatures landed two restaurants on the critical list. Another was written up when an employee used contaminated gloves. Here's the latest edition of the Restaurant Report.

Paradise Diner, 2845 Hathaway Road in Richmond, where pictures of paradise-like beaches line the walls, has earned good inspection scores on recent inspections, but had 4 critical on the last one. Among them, the inspector wrote that milk and gravy were not being kept cold enough.

We talked with the owner by phone, who told us the milk and gravy were thrown out and violations were corrected while the inspector was still on site. She says the staff works hard to make sure everything is done according to health department standards.

Moving to Chesterfield, Don Pepe at 2102 West Hundred Road racked up 7 critical violations. The report says the same pair of gloves was used to handle chemicals and prepare food. But Don Pepe corrected problems during the inspection and had everything fixed but one menu advisory on the follow-up inspection.

And in Henrico, Mai Sushi, 7019 Three Chopt Road, had 4 critical violations. The inspector noted the shrimp was sitting at 79.7 degrees, much warmer than the required 41 degrees. The report says the shrimp was not served and the restaurant had all violations corrected for a perfect score the next time.

You'll find this week's NBC12 Hall of Fame Award winner in front of Lowes. It's Dominic's of New York at 4401 Pouncey Tract Road in Henrico. The food cart is known for its Italian sausage and foot long sandwiches and has aced three health inspections.

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