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Restaurant Report: cooler not cold enough

In tonight's Restaurant Report, the Health Department found problems ranging from a cutting board stored on the floor, to a cooler that wasn't keeping food cold enough. Here are the restaurants where it happened, and what they did to fix it.

For 12 years, Beth Burgess has been baking up a storm at Capital Coffee and Desserts at 2928 West Cary Street in Carytown. It's her passion.

"We're known for fresh baked pastries and desserts," said owner and baker Beth Burgess.

Capital Coffee usually scores well on health inspections. So when it had 4 critical violations, she showed us they were immediately corrected. The report noted a repeated problem of foods not being kept cold enough.

"We immediately called the repairman while the inspector was still here," she said. "He worked on it but we ended up buying a new cooler, so we have a nice new cooler now," showing us the new unit.

The report also says some sliced cheese was in the fridge seven days past the sliced date. So she showed us how they closely track dates on food and says, in fact, they strive to do everything right.

"We are diligent to keep everything the way it should be," said Burgess.

In Chesterfield, Yoojis Asian Cuisine at 9951 Hull Street Road had six critical violations. The report says clean cutting boards were stored on the floor. They were removed for cleaning and other violations were corrected on the spot.

This week's NBC12 Hall of Fame Award goes to Hunan East Gourmet at 4415 West Broad Street in Richmond for acing its last three health inspections while serving its authentic chinese cuisine.

  • About the NBC12 Restaurant Report

    About the NBC12 Restaurant Report

    NBC12's Restaurant Report airs each Thursday night at 11 p.m. and features the health inspection results from restaurants in Richmond, Hanover, Henrico and Chesterfield. Learn more about the Restaurant Report.More >>
    NBC12's Restaurant Report airs each Thursday night at 11 p.m. and features the health inspection results from restaurants in Richmond, Hanover, Henrico and Chesterfield. More >>
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