Mechanicsville Little League tops the critical list

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - It's an organization that let's kids play ball. But they weren't batting a thousand in the kitchen. The Mechanicsville Little League tops tonight's critical list.

Health inspection reports show the Mechanicsville Little League at 7631 Walnut Grove had 6 critical violations in the concession stand, including that a thermometer wasn't observed cleaned before use or storage. Then the League's bingo hall had another 6 critical. Food the fridge wasn't kept cold enough. The report says staff threw that food out and violations were corrected. We tried to contact them but didn't hear back.

Next we went to Hong Kong Kitchen at 2907 Williamsburg Road in Henrico, with 6 critical violations and 11 non-critical. Among them, egg crates were used to drain oil from wings. We left word for the manager, but didn't hear back. Hong Kong had one critical on two follow-up inspections, which were corrected.

The Grapevine Greek and Italian Restaurant at 11055 Three Chopt Road in Henrico wins the NBC12 Hall of Fame Award for acing health inspections, which they credit to being a family run restaurant.

"There are family members in the kitchen every day, in front of the house everyday. If there's any issue, one of the Trak family members are here to address it," said Mitchell Trak.

Grapevine also just won Best Restaurant North of the James and Friendliest Service in Richmond Magazine.

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