Restaurant Ratings Most Violations: Sept. 12 to 17

(WFLA) —– State inspectors temporarily closed two Tampa Bay eateries from Sept. 12 to Sept. 17, 2016. We’ve listed the restaurants that were closed below, along with details about what inspectors say they found.

Bonefish Grill located at 1015 Providence Rd. in Brandon

Sept. 14, 2016: Restaurant temporarily closed with 17 violations

  • Stop Sale Order issued on potentially food due to temperature abuse: some foods in reach-in cooler on cook’s line.
  • 9 live roaches observed on reach in cooler gaskets at salad prep cooler on cook’s line.
  • 1 live roach found at bar area.
  • Accumulation of black/green mold-like substance in the interior of the ice machine.
  • Floor area covered with standing water at bar area, under ice machine and on cook’s line.

Sept. 14, 2016: Restaurant reopened with 12 violations

The Burg Bar and Grill located at 1752 Central Ave. in St. Petersburg

Sept. 14, 2016: Restaurant temporarily closed with 37 violations

  • Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found.
  • 2 live roaches observed on prep counter when plastic wrap box was moved to be inspected. Sub sandwiches were just prepped at this counter.
  • 20 small live roaches clustered on the floor in a grout line between the back of the make table and the microwave/prep table. Employee poured undiluted bleach on the cluster.
  • 1 live roach in aluminum foil box on bottom shelf of slicer table.
  • 1 live roach on the wall under the bar hand sink.
  • 2 live roaches in corner above hand sink by hanging certificates in plastic covers.
  • 1 dead roach in a foil box on a slicer.
  • 1 dead roach on a shelf under a sauce bottle.
  • Foil observed in a greasy box with a live roach, a dead roach and two roach eggs. Box of foil was discarded.

Sept. 15, 2016: Restaurant reopened with 15 violations

The following Tampa Bay restaurants received the most violations during inspections conducted from Sept. 12  to Sept. 17, 2016.

K Hibachi Buffett located at 7610 49th St. N. in Pinellas Park, 40 violations

  • Employee failed to wash hands before changing gloves and/or putting on gloves to work with food.
  • Container of medicine improperly stored.
  • Open employee beverage container in a cold holding unit with food to be served to customers.

Great Wall Chinese Takeout located at 1127 N. 62nd Ave. in St. Petersburg, 39 violations

  • Stop Sale Order issued for dented/rusted cans of baby corn.
  • Nonfood-grade containers used for food storage in direct contact with food. Thank you bags used to hold food in walk-in cooler.
  • Sauce in buckets stored on floor.

The Burg Bar and Grill located at 1752 Central Ave. in St. Petersburg, 37 violations

(Restaurant temporarily closed, see details above)

Arco Iris Café located at 4001 N. Habana Ave. in Tampa, 34 violations

  • Employee with no hair restraint while engaging in food preparation.
  • Reach-in cooler shelves soiled with food debris.
  • Soil residue in food storage containers.

Prime Time Sports Bar located at 14404 N. Dale Mabry in Tampa, 32 violations

  • Dead roaches on premises: 1 dead roach under shelve in back hallway.
  • In-use tongs stored on equipment door handle between uses.
  • Wall soiled with accumulated grease, food debris, and/or dust.

Crowne Plaza Tampa Westshore located at 5303 W. Kennedy Blvd. in Tampa, 32 violations

  • Manager lacking proof of food manager certification and no other certified food service manager employed at this location.
  • Sanitizer bucket stored with food, equipment, utensils, linens, single-service, or single-use articles.
  • Food debris/dust/grease/soil residue found on exterior of reach-in cooler/refrigerator.

Great Wall Chinese takeout located at 1127 N 62nd Ave. in St. Petersburg, 31 violations

  • Single-service articles improperly stored on floor.
  • Nonfood-grade containers used for food storage.
  • Bowl or other container with no handle used to dispense food.

Hot Wok located at 1414 Seven Springs Blvd. located at New Port Richey, 28 violations

  • Rodent activity present as evidenced by rodent droppings found: 5-10 droppings on the side of reach-in freezer next to back door.
  • Live frog behind reach-in freezer next to back exit.
  • Bucket of fish stored on floor.

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