Restaurant Ratings Most Violations: November 19 to November 21

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The following Tampa Bay area restaurants received the most violations during inspections conducted Nov. 19 to Nov. 21.

Suncoast Bar & Grill at 10350 W. Yulee Dr. in Homosassa, 27 violations

  • The walk-in cooler floor was severely soiled.
  • Food was opened and held more than 24 hours and not properly date marked after opening. This included corned beef, roast beef and ham removed from the original packaging.
  • The interior of the microwave was soiled with encrusted food debris.

Chick-Fil-A at 7020 HWY 19 N. in Pinellas Park, 20 violations

  • The cutting board has deep cut marks and is no longer cleanable.
  • Frying oil was found stored on floor.
  • A Stop Sale was issued on potentially hazardous food due to temperature abuse. This included fried chicken cooked yesterday and stored at 47°F.

Steak N Shake #314 at 2490 SR 580 in Clearwater, 19 violations

  • Food was found with mold-like growth. A Stop Sale was issued on turkey slices.
  • Potentially hazardous cold food was held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. This included: chicken 54°F, coleslaw 53°F, butter 55°F, turkey 51°F, taco meat 49°F, chili 51°F and cooked onions 51°F.
  • An accumulation of food debris and grease was found on food-contact surfaces, inside the fryers, on areas of the grill, the interior of the freezer at the cook line and the interior of microwave.

Taqueria El Flako at 2324 W. Cypress St. in Tampa, 18 violations

  • Dead roaches were found on premises. Approximately 20 were found by the hand-sink.
  • Hot water was not provided at the employee hand-wash sink.
  • There was no probe thermometer provided to measure temperature of food products.

Suncoast Bar & Grill at 10350 W. Yulee Dr. in Homosassa, 57 violations

  • Potentially hazardous cold foods were held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. This included: pasta salad 52°F, chicken 56°F, crab meat 52°F, eggs 58°F, fish dip 52°F, fish 61°F, cheese 52°F, tuna 55°F, cooked potatoes 56°F, sour cream 54°F, hush puppy mix 54°F, coleslaw 56°F, potato salad 54°F, Tsiki sauce 54°F, shrimp 46°F and sausage 46°F.
  • Rodent activity was present as evidenced by rodent droppings found. At least 20 dry droppings were found on top of the freezer in the hallway.
  • The men’s bathroom facility was not clean.

Origami Sushi at 3615 W. Hillsborough Ave. in Tampa, 19 violations

  • Raw fish was stored over ready-to-eat avocados and raw shell eggs were stored over cut cabbage.
  • Potentially hazardous cold food was held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. This included: milk 48°F, krab stick 50°F and raw salmon 47°F.
  • Beverages were stored on the floor in the dry storage area.

Beef O Brady’s at 14136 7 St. in Dade City, 18 violations

  • The walls were soiled with accumulated grease, food debris, and dust.
  • The interior of the reach-in cooler was soiled with an accumulation of food residue on the cook line.
  • The women’s restroom was in disrepair.

The Lure at 661 Central Ave. Unit A in St. Petersburg, 21 violations

  • Raw pork and raw beef was stored over ready-to-eat fries in the reach-in freezer.
  • Rodent activity was present as evidenced by rodent droppings found. Approximately 20 rodent droppings were found near the back door, 8 droppings under the dish machine, 15 droppings under the storage shelf, 4 on back of a booth in the dining room and approximately 50 rodent droppings were found behind the bar. The droppings ranged from soft to hard.
  • Raw beef was stored above unwashed carrots.

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