Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Rotten Apples - Part 2

In January I awarded the first set of "Rotten Apples". These are awarded to eating establishments around New York city who went beyond the call of duty in providing nasty violations on their health inspections. In a city with thousands of great restaurants, these do their best to be the worst.

The cleanest restaurants are awarded a Golden Apple and are not fun to post about. The ones listed below are what we call Rotten Apples.

PAULINO RESTAURANT - 1898 Jerome Avenue (Bronx) - (121 - highest score, 18 violations)
-Food not protected from potential source of contamination during storage, preparation, transportation, display or service.
-Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.
-Personal cleanliness inadequate. Clean outer garments, effective hair restraint not worn.
-Facility not vermin proof. Harborage or conditions conducive to vermin exist.
-Food not protected from potential source of contamination during storage, preparation, transportation, display or service.

LA BRASA RESTAURAUNT - 3880 Broadway - (98, 17 violations)
-No facility available to wash, rinse, and sanitize utensils and/or equipment not provided.
-Evidence of flying insects or live flying insects present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.
-Garbage receptacles not provided or inadequate. Garbage storage area not properly constructed or maintained; grinder or compactor dirty.
-Hand washing facility not provided in or near food preparation area and toilet room. Hot and cold running water at adequate pressure not provided at facility. Soap and an acceptable hand-drying device not provided.

LEE KOSHER PIZZA - 108 Lee Avenue (Brooklyn) - (88, 7 violations)
-Duties of an officer of the Department interfered with or obstructed.
-No facility available to wash, rinse, and sanitize utensils and/or equipment not provided.

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