November 7 RESTAURANT REPORT: foods not kept cold enough

CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) - A Chesterfield pizza restaurant and a Japanese restaurant in downtown Richmond are on the critical list in this edition of the NBC12 Restaurant Report.

Cousin Vinny's Pizza at 11800 Hull Street Road in Chesterfield had 4 critical violations, including that diced chicken and cheese were not being kept cold enough. The manager tells us all violations were corrected during the inspection.

Niwanohana Japanese Restaurant at 1309 East Cary Street in Richmond had 4 critical violations. The report says knives, bowls, utensils and plates were dirty. Violations were also corrected during the inspection.

The NBC12 Hall of Fame Award goes to the Essam Food Cart that sits at 11th and Clay streets in Richmond. They have aced seven health inspections in a row.

"It's important that we get good health scores so people can trust eating at these food vending carts," said Jesse Harris, Jr., who runs the cart.

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