March 19: Restaurant Report

Richmond, VA (NBC 12) - From Henrico to Petersburg, 23 critical violations in tonight's Restaurant Report.

Topping the critical list, Waffle House (8400 Brook Road) in Henrico with 5 critical violations. An inspector observed a cook handle raw meat, then cooked meat with the same gloves.

Staying in Henrico, Boychik's Deli (4024 Cox Road) with 5 critical, including various lunch items such as cheese, ham & turkey at elevated temperatures.

Moving on to Chester, Chen's Chinese Restaurant (13104 Kingston Avenue) with 5 critical violations. Raw & cooked food was found stored in shopping bags throughout the facility.

Next, in Colonial Heights, Lone Star Steakhouse (2001 Southpark Boulevard) with 4 critical. Among them, dishes & a slicer found soiled to sight and touch.

And finally El Habanero (2645 County Drive) in Petersburg with 4 critical violations. Employees failed to wash potentially contaminated hands.

And now for the good news, this week's hall of fame award goes to El Cerro Azul (2650 Anderson Highway) in Powhatan for a perfect inspection February 19th!

Before we go, I wanted to let you know that next week is World Water Week. Over 20 Richmond restaurants are participating. They'll be asking diners to donate a dollar for their water to go to support UNICEF's efforts to bring clean and accessible water to millions of children around the world.

For more information, including a list of the local restaurants that are participating, go to