Friday, July 22, 2016

Pho 88 - 31 Health Violations Gone the Very Next Day

Pho 88 (YELP) at 9728 E Colonial Drive (MAP) got inspected by DBPR on July 12th which required a follow up inspection on July 13 due to 31 violations. The violations includes a hand wash sink with no soap, no hand towels and no way to reach it due to items being stored in it.

On the second inspection a day later, the restaurant literally cleaned up t's act: not one violation was found.

31 Violations - July 12
Violation  Observation
16-03-4  Basic - Accumulation of debris inside warewashing machine. **Warning**
16-21-4  Basic - Accumulation of debris on exterior of warewashing machine. **Repeat Violation** **Warning**
14-01-4  Basic - Bowl or other container with no handle used to dispense food. In flour bag by walk in freezer. **Corrected On-Site** **Repeat Violation** **Admin Complaint**
23-25-4  Basic - Build-up of grease on hood filters. **Warning**
51-11-4  Basic - Carbon dioxide tanks not adequately secured. By reach in cooler in bar area. **Warning**
08B-45-4  Basic - Case/container/bag of food stored on floor in walk-in freezer. Raw Beef and Raw Chicken. **Repeat Violation** **Admin Complaint**
08B-12-4  Basic - Food stored in holding unit not covered. Squid, Tofu, Broccoli in reach in cooler in front of cook line area. **Warning**
10-11-4  Basic - In-use rice scoop/spoon stored in standing water less than 135 degrees Fahrenheit. Water 85°F. **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
10-20-4  Basic - In-use tongs stored on equipment door handle between uses. On oven handle in cook line area. **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
10-01-4  Basic - In-use utensil in nonpotentially hazardous (non-time/temperature control for safety) food not stored with handle above top of food within a closed container. In cornstarch bag by walk in freezer. **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
36-62-4  Basic - Light not functioning. In hood in cook line area. **Repeat Violation** **Warning**
31B-04-4  Basic - No handwashing sign provided at a hand sink used by food employees. In bar area. **Warning**
12B-13-4  Basic - Opened employee beverage container on a cold holding unit with food to be served to customers. **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
25-05-4  Basic - Single-service articles improperly stored. Lids on floor in front of walk in freezer. **Warning**
23-09-4  Basic - Soiled reach-in cooler gaskets. In front of cook line area. **Warning**
08B-14-4  Basic - Stored food not covered in walk-in freezer. Raw Beef. **Warning**
36-26-4  Basic - Wall soiled with accumulated black debris in dishwashing area. Above Three compartment sink and by Dish Machine. **Repeat Violation** **Warning**
22-41-4  High Priority - Dishmachine chlorine sanitizer not at proper minimum strength. Discontinue use of dishmachine for sanitizing and set up manual sanitization until dishmachine is repaired and sanitizing properly. Chlorine 0ppm. **Warning**
41-05-4  High Priority - Pesticide/insecticide labeled for household use only present in establishment. **Warning**
03A-02-4  High Priority - Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Cooked Beef (49°F - Cold Holding); Meatballs (49°F - Cold Holding); Cooked shrimp (48°F - Cold Holding); Tendon (49°F - Cold Holding) in top area in reach in cooler in front of cook line area, Bean Sprout (49°F - Cold Holding) on top in reach in cooler in back preparation area. **Repeat Violation** **Admin Complaint**
03B-01-4  High Priority - Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) hot held at less than 135 degrees Fahrenheit or above. Eggrolls (104°F, 107°F - Hot Holding) above fryers in cook line area, Rice (93°F - Hot Holding) in back preparation area. **Warning**
08A-02-5  High Priority - Raw animal food stored over or with ready-to-eat food in walk-in freezer - not all products commercially packaged. Raw Beef over Cooked Chicken. **Repeat Violation** **Warning**
08A-10-4  High Priority - Raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food in reach-in cooler. Raw shell eggs over Cooked Beef in reach in cooler in kitchen area. **Corrected On-Site** **Repeat Violation** **Warning**
22-27-4  Intermediate - Food-contact surfaces encrusted with old food debris. Smashing equipment under preparation table by walk in freezer. **Repeat Violation** **Admin Complaint**
31A-03-4  Intermediate - Handwash sink not accessible for employee use due to items stored in the sink. Utensils in cook line area. **Corrected On-Site** **Repeat Violation** **Warning**
31B-02-4  Intermediate - No paper towels or mechanical hand drying device provided at handwash sink. In bar area. **Warning**
31B-03-4  Intermediate - No soap provided at handwash sink. In bar area. **Warning**
03F-10-4  Intermediate - No written procedures available for use of time as a public health control to hold potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food. For food in cook line area: cornstarch, garlic and oil. **Repeat Violation** **Warning**
02C-04-4  Intermediate - Operator is not properly tracking/marking the number of days ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food prepared onsite was held at refrigeration temperatures prior to freezing in order to properly date mark the food when it is thawed and held at refrigeration temperatures again. Cooked Beef, Cooked Chicken in reach in freezer. **Warning**
53B-13-5  Intermediate - Proof of required state approved employee training not available for some employees. To order approved program food safety material, call DBPR contracted provider: Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (SafeStaff) 866-372-7233. **Warning**
02C-02-4  Intermediate - Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food prepared onsite and held more than 24 hours not properly date marked. Cooked Beef in reach in cooler. **Repeat Violation** **Admin Complaint**


Thursday, July 21, 2016

Wahlburgers - Ice Scoop Stored on Top of Dirty Ice machine and 14 More Health Violations

Wahlburgers at 200 S. Orange Ave in downtown Orlando received "Follow-up Inspection Required" status July 11th for a 15-violation inspection by DBPR. The violations include pork stored 10 degrees higher than allowed, an ice scoop stored atop a "dirty" ice machine in between uses and a wall soiled with accumulated black debris under dish machine. Read below for all 15 violations.

Violation  Observation
23-06-4  Basic - Build-up of food debris, dust or dirt on nonfood-contact surface. Air vent of ice machine **Warning**
36-34-5  Basic - Ceiling/ceiling tiles/vents soiled with accumulated food debris, grease, dust, or mold-like substance. Over prep area **Warning**
13-07-4  Basic - Employee wearing jewelry other than a plain ring on their hands/arms while preparing food. Wearing watch and wrist bands **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
13-04-4  Basic - Employee with no beard guard/restraint while engaging in food preparation. **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
36-31-4  Basic - Hole in ceiling. Above dishmachine **Warning**
10-21-4  Basic - Ice scoop stored on top of dirty ice machine between uses. **Warning**
10-20-4  Basic - In-use tongs stored on equipment door handle between uses. **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
10-01-4  Basic - In-use utensil in nonpotentially hazardous (non-time/temperature control for safety) food not stored with handle above top of food within a closed container. Spoon inside bread crumbs container **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
31B-04-4  Basic - No handwashing sign provided at a hand sink used by food employees. By dish machine **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
36-26-4  Basic - Wall soiled with accumulated black debris in dishwashing area. Under dish machine **Warning**
03A-08-4  High Priority - Cooked meat/poultry cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Cooked pork 51°F **Warning**
01B-02-4  High Priority - Stop Sale issued on potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food due to temperature abuse. Cooked pork at 51° F. **Warning**
02C-03-4  Intermediate - Commercially processed ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food opened and held more than 24 hours not properly date marked after opening. Milk **Warning**
31A-03-4  Intermediate - Handwash sink not accessible for employee use due to items stored in the sink. Container inside hand sink by mop sink **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
53B-01-5  Intermediate - No proof of required state approved employee training provided for any employees. To order approved program food safety material, call DBPR contracted provider: Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (SafeStaff) 866-372-7233. **Warning**


Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Ivanhoe Village Getting Two New Signs


WorksScapes has put in a request for a Major Certificate of Appearance Approval for 2 new High-Rise Signs Totaling 134 sq ft on their building at 1173 N. Orange Ave (MAP) in Ivanhoe Village.

All aspects of the new signs meet current sign codes. 

The change decreases the size of their company name and tops it with a 2-tone "W."




Armando's in College Park - Stop Sale Issued and Follow Up Inspection Required

Armando's (Website) in College Park at 2305 Edgewater Drive received 13 violations during a July 12th inspection by DBPR July 12th.

A follow-up inspection is required by DBPR.

Below are all 13 violations which include a stop sale on Chicken, fish and calamari held 10 degrees higher than it should be, 12 day old mac & cheese, no proof that any employees have had state approved employee training and soiled ceiling tiles.


Violation  Observation
51-11-4  Basic - Carbon dioxide/helium tanks not adequately secured. **Warning**
36-34-5  Basic - Ceiling/ceiling tiles/vents soiled with accumulated food debris, grease, dust, or mold-like substance. Entrance to the kitchen **Warning**
10-20-4  Basic - In-use tongs stored on equipment door handle between uses. **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
10-01-4  Basic - In-use utensil in nonpotentially hazardous (non-time/temperature control for safety) food not stored with handle above top of food within a closed container. Flour **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
24-18-4  Basic - Silverware/utensils stored upright with the food-contact surface up. Spoons **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
25-05-4  Basic - Single-service articles improperly stored. Napkins at floor in dry storage area **Warning**
03A-02-4  High Priority - Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Chicken , fish, calamari 51-55° F **Warning**
01B-24-4  High Priority - Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food not consumed/sold within 7 days after opening/preparation. See stop sale. Mac n cheese dated 6-30-16. Discarded per operator **Warning**
01B-02-4  High Priority - Stop Sale issued on potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food due to temperature abuse. Fish 51° F, chicken 51° F, calamari 55° F. Discarded per operator **Warning**
02C-03-4  Intermediate - Commercially processed ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food opened and held more than 24 hours not properly date marked after opening. Milk **Warning**
31A-03-4  Intermediate - Handwash sink not accessible for employee use due to items stored in the sink. Hand sink by dish machine **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
53B-01-5  Intermediate - No proof of required state approved employee training provided for any employees. To order approved program food safety material, call DBPR contracted provider: Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (SafeStaff) 866-372-7233. **Warning**
02C-02-4  Intermediate - Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food prepared onsite and held more than 24 hours not properly date marked. Chicken **Warning**


Their location in Winter park received similar violations on their most recent inspection which was 7 months ago December 2, 2015. See below.

Violation  Observation
13-04-4  Basic - Employee with no beard guard/restraint while engaging in food preparation. **Repeat Violation**
13-03-4  Basic - Employee with no hair restraint while engaging in food preparation. / two kitchen employees.
10-07-4  Basic - In-use utensil stored in standing water less than 135 degrees Fahrenheit. / cook line.
12A-04-5  High Priority - Employee handled soiled dishes or utensils and then handled clean dishes or utensils without washing hands. / waiter.
03A-02-4  High Priority - Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Chicken stock 51F / reach in cooler Pasta 45F / reach in cooler
08A-22-4  High Priority - Raw animal foods not properly separated from one another based upon minimum required cooking temperature in reach-in cooler. / raw chicken over raw fish / 2 door kitchen reach in cooler / **Corrected On-Site**
01B-02-4  High Priority - Stop Sale issued on potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food due to temperature abuse. Chicken stock 51F / reach in cooler.
53A-05-5  Intermediate - No currently certified food service manager on duty with four or more employees engaged in food preparation/handling. A list of accredited food manager certification examination providers can be found at http://www.myfloridalicense.com/dbpr/hr/food-lodging/managercertification.html. / no certified food manager on duty / two certificates available.
02C-02-4  Intermediate - Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food prepared onsite and held more than 24 hours not properly date marked. / bread pudding / outside walk in cooler. **Repeat Violation**


Downtown Park at Suntrust Center Puts Tenant Signage Randomly in Seating Area

Suntrust Center submitted a Major Certificate of Appearance Approval for a 42 sq. ft. Monument Sign in the SunTrust Plaza. The new monument sign will be located in the gravel area north of the plaza lawn. 

They will manufacture and install a single faced monument sign with polished aluminum reverse illuminated letter for Suntrust Center. Tenant panels will be tempered green glass with shite vinyl copy. Tenant panels will be illuminated by LED uplighting concealed in the base of the sign. The base will be made of marble and will match the marble in the sur- rounding buildings and other existing signage. 

The base of the sign shall be setback a minimum of 5-feet from the edge of the S. Orange Avenue sidewalk. ARB Staff shall field verify the location of the sign prior to installation

ARB Staff is recommending approval of the placement, appearance and materials of the monument sign with the following conditions:

The existing monument signs just north of the plaza are shall be removed prior to installation of the new monument sign. 

 

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Dovecote Opens Wednesday in Downtown Orlando

According to Orlando Sentinel, Dovecote restaurant in the bank of America Building in downtown Orlando will open at 7am this Wednesday for coffee and pastries. Below is the full schedule for their very first day in business: 

Coffee and pastries: 7am

Lunch hours: 11am-3pm

Dinner 5pm-10pm

Reservations: 407-930-1703

Dovecote is a partnership between the following notable local food luminaries: 
  1. Gene Zimmerman - owner of The Courtesy
  2. Clayton Miller - opened Norman's (Ritz Carlton)
  3. James Petrakis - owner Ravenous Pig

Monday, July 18, 2016

Bring to Orlando IKEA Food Truck #bringtoorlando

Orlando will not be getting a visit from the IKEA #TogetherWeEat Food Truck this July. Not that we need a visit, what with SwedeDish food truck serving up authentic fare.  

Only Chicago and New York City will get the free IKEA Chicken Meatballs and the communal pop-up seating. 

The food truck, a limited-time promo vehicle meant to "encourage consumers to take a moment from their busy day, relax with a friend, and enjoy an IKEA snack to gather, will not be offering Orlando the following meatball treats:
  1. Buffalo Chicken Bite
  2. Veggie California Stack
  3. KĂ–TTBULLAR with Lingonberry
Communal pop-up seating areas stationed near the food truck at select stops will be outfitted with IKEA furniture and home furnishings.


520 Church Street Gets Flare Wall Y'all

We told you about 520 Church Street, the apartment building that's part of a larger 3-part development bringing over 800 apartments to two city blocks.

This quote from the City of Orlando Appearance Review Board about the first design presented to them by Baker Barrios for 520 Church Street might ring a bell:

"There is nothing unique nor signature about the building design from the ground to the top"

They submitted new designs which the board liked, and a last minute addendum to the project design has just been released, which includes a "flared out wall." That's below. The project overall was approved with conditions.

See the whole 520 Church Street project here. 



The "flared-out wall"

The Polite Pig Menu at Disney Springs

The Polite Pig at Disney Springs released their preliminary menu. Click below for larger. (Source: Disney Food Blog)

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Downtown South Building for Sale

The 5,257 sq ft Downtown South building at 1512 E Michigan St (MAP)  is for sale for $850,000. Each of the tenants have 5 year leases with annual increases. The land is 24,011 sq ft. There's a leased duplex can be purchased as well. It will bring an additional 11,000 sq ft. Technically it's in an area called Pineloch.