Raw eggs, old food lead to violations at two restaurants

Published: May. 9, 2019 at 11:26 PM EDT
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RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - First up in this week’s Restaurant Report is Captain Buzzy’s Beanery, a coffee shop on Broad Street in Richmond.

It has four priority violations, three priority foundation, and six core violations. The restaurant was cited for raw eggs not being stored at the right temperature, grime on all of the refrigerators, freezers, and ovens, as well as mouse droppings in the basement kitchen and storage area.

NBC12 tried reaching out to the coffee shop by phone, but no one answered. An email sent using the address on the Beanery’s website was sent back. When trying to visit in person, the restaurant was closed for renovations.

The Captain Buzzy’s Beanery report referenced this week is nowhere to be found on the health department website, along with all other prior inspections. The health department has not replied to why it was taken down.

La Hacienda Street Food and Tequila, located in the Stony Point Fashion Park, had six priority violations, five priority foundation violations, and 10 core violations. The inspector had issue with salsa, enchilada, and chipotle sauce in the fridge that should have been discarded three days prior to the inspection and grime on the fry vat, oven, and small prep table.

The manager of La Hacienda said many of the things they were cited for were true. They’ve worked to address many of the problems. The manager invited us out to the restaurant next week to check it all out. We’ll keep you updated.

This week’s “Hall of Fame” recipient is Antonio’s Pizza on Chesapeake Circle in New Kent County.

Ten out of its last 10 inspections were flawless.

"We have really good employees, we have a staff that works hard and keeps everything clean," said Georgia Alvarez. The owners are also thrilled that racing will be back at Colonial Downs to help boost their business.

This is how the Virginia Department of Health describes its violations on its website:

  • Priority identifies a provision in the Regulations whose application contributes directly to the elimination, prevention, or reduction to an acceptable level, hazards associated with foodborne illness or injury and there is no other provision that more directly controls the hazard.
  • Priority foundation identifies a provision in the Regulation whose application supports, facilitates, or enables one or more Priority items.
  • Core identifies a provision that is not Priority or Priority foundation and that usually relates to general sanitation, operational controls, sanitation standard operating procedures (SSOPs), facilities, equipment, or general maintenance.

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