Monday, Mar 10, 2014
Restaurant Report Card: Jan. 6, 2014
WSIL -- Carbondale breakfast and brunch spot, Delish, earned an 84 from the inspector due, in large part, to two critical violations.
A carton of half and half at the coffee station wasn't cold enough, and several foods in the refrigerator weren't labeled with the name, date, and time they were prepared. That cost the restaurant five points.
Delish lost another five because a gallon of bleach was above food-related products in the storage room. The scoops in the ice bin and the bulk flour didn't have handles, there was a crack in the floor, and the report notes the water on the steam table needed to be changed nightly. There was rice floating in the water during the inspection.
A follow-up one week later showed all the critical problems were fixed. The owner says they are very diligent about addressing all of the health department's requests.
An 87 puts Primo's Pizza in Carbondale next on our list. Labeling was also an issue here. Precooked hamburger, sausage, chicken wings and deli meats weren't labeled with the date they were opened, which accounted for Primo's only critical violation.
Carpet on a piece of equipment had to be removed along with a rubberized surface on the cheese scale, and the vent hood at the pizza oven needed cleaning.
All of the issues were fixed within a week.
Hillbilly Pizza in Ava scored a 90.
There was only one critical problem. A mustard container had mold growing on it and had to be thrown away.
Additional deductions were made for mold on the floor, ceiling, walls, and shelves in the walk-in cooler and for a broken vent hood above the stove. The inspector recommended Hillbilly Pizza stop using the walk-in cooler until the unit was could be "cleaned from top to bottom."
It was a 97 for Mimmo's Pizza in Eldorado. There were just a few, minor cleaning issues here. Areas of the floor, walls and ceilings were dirty.
And topping the list this week is the Harrisburg Arby's with a perfect 100.
The restaurant was recently honored by Arby's corporate with the Silver Cup award for cleanliness, beating out 1,000 other stores in its region.
Wind: 12 MPH
Humidity: 55 %