RESTAURANT REPORT: Dirty tableware, tomatoes under the sink

RESTAURANT REPORT: Dirty tableware, tomatoes under the sink

(WWBT) - You've got to put the tomatoes somewhere, right? Well, not under the sink. A health inspector wrote up a Chesterfield restaurant for doing that.

Also, a Richmond restaurant had dirty tableware, according to the the inspection report. Here's where it happened and what they did about it in tonight's Restaurant Report.

The tomato incident happened at Italian restaurant, La Cucina, located at 11400 West Huguenot Road in Chesterfield. It had five critical violations on its last health inspection. The inspector noted finding the tomatoes stored below a hand sink and that some food workers washed their hands without soap. The hand washing and two other critical violations were corrected. Then ten days later, La Cucina still had two critical. One was corrected right away, but the dish machine still wasn't sanitizing properly despite being repaired.

Up next, The Betty on Davis at 805 North Davis Avenue in Richmond, had four critical violations on its inspection. The report says numerous tableware were not clean, and shrimp, beef sliders, and pastrami were not being kept cold enough. However, The Betty had everything cleaned and corrected before the inspector left.

Talk about a hole-in-one at Henrico's Belmont Golf Course at 1600 Hilliard Avenue. We gave them the NBC12 Hall of Fame Award. The Fairway Grill told us how they've earned perfect scores on eleven health inspections over the last three years.

"Ensuring that all staff is trained not only on what to do and how to do it, and why we do it, and make sure we stay on top of everything," manager Michelle Taylor explained.

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