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Restaurant Inspections: Bunker's Tavern Gets Perfect Marks, Pueblo Nuevo Requires Follow-Up

While the inspector finds Bunker's to be violation-free, Pueblo Nuevo is left with a long list of violations and a follow-up date after the inspector visits. Plus, the inspector stops at Bandana's, Buffalo Wild Wings, California Pizza Kitchen

Each week, Florissant Patch publishes information from the local restaurant inspections of St. Louis County Department of Health as well as their grade.

Here are some of the latest restaurant inspections from the past 90 days:

Bandana’s
Address:
8234 N. Lindbergh Blvd., Florissant
Date of Inspection: Nov. 29
Type of Inspection: Routine
Risk Factor: 2
Grade: 99 - A
Comments: Hepatitis A documentation not maintained in a clear and concise manner.

Bunker’s Tavern
Address:
297 Rue St. Francois St., Florissant
Date of Inspection: Dec. 11
Type of Inspection: Routine
Risk Factor: 1
Grade: 100 - A
Comments: No violations observed during inspection.

Pueblo Nuevo Mexican Restaurant
Address:
7401 N. Lindbergh Blvd., Hazelwood
Date of Inspection: Dec. 11
Type of Inspection: Routine
Risk Factor: 3
Grade: 83 - B
Comments: Employees drinking beverages in food area without lid. Beverage removed, violation corrected. Employees’ hands not washed between tasks and before putting on gloves. Explained to employees that hands must be washed between different tasks and before putting on gloves. Also explained to wash hands in hand washing sink only, not in three-compartment sink. Bare hand contact with ready to eat foods. Employees put on gloves. No soap and paper towels supplied at hand sink in bar area. Soap and paper towels provided, violation corrected. Bowl of lettuce stored inside hand sink. Bowl removed at inspection. Raw meat stored above ready-to-eat foods in reach-in freezer. Heavy debris buildup on can opener, soda nozzles and inside of ice machine. No date marking system in place. No proof of hepatitis A immunizations provided for all employees. No thermometers in walk-in cooler and prep cooler in cooking area. Soiled towels stored on food contact surfaces. Soiled towels placed on apron for multiple usage. Knives stored between prep cooler and steam table. Plates not air dried after cleaned. Serving spoons not stored to prevent contamination. Food debris on door and at bottom of reach-in freezer in cooking area and at bottom of walk-in freezer. Bottom of tables rusted and covered with soiled newspaper in cooking area. No hot water available at hand sink in restroom in back area. Additional restrooms to be available at follow up. No tight-fitting lid on trash can in restroom in back area. Bathroom door not self-closing in back area. Follow-up inspection scheduled for Dec. 21.

Ramada Airport North
Address:
9079 Dunn Rd., Hazelwood
Date of Inspection: Oct. 8
Type of Inspection: Follow up
Risk Factor: 1
Grade: 93 - A
Comments:No food safety certification provided for person-in-charge at time of inspection. Proof of enrollment may be provided. Sticky fly traps removed. No proof of hepatitis A immunizations for all employees. Follow-up inspection scheduled for Oct. 18.

Buffalo Wild Wings
Address:
12653 Olive Blvd., Creve Coeur
Date of Inspection: Dec. 26
Type of Inspection: Routine
Risk Factor: 3
Grade: 94 - A
Comments: Chili and sauce reading 91. Microwaved to 155 to hold at 135. Facility not able to provide hepatitis A vaccine documentation for all employees. Debris under shelves in walk-in cooler. Caulk needed around mop sink. Cracked floor tilles in kithen. Follow-up inspection scheduled for Jan. 15.

California Pizza Kitchen
Address:
10590 Old Olive St. Rd., Creve Coeur
Date of Inspection
: Dec. 26
Type of Inspection: Routine
Risk Factor: 2
Grade: 100 - A
Comments: An open beverage cup (one without a lid and a straw)found in the kitchen preparation area.

Thai Kitchen
Address:
2031 Dorsett Vlg., Maryland Heights
Date of Inspection: Dec. 11
Type of Inspection: Routine
Risk Factor: 3
Grade: 98 - A
Comments: No paper towels in the dispenser at the prep area hand sink. Damp wiping cloths not held in sanitizer when not in active use. Single-serve plastic silverware stored improperly. Needs to be separated and organized to prevent contamination from hands. Damp mop not elevated to allow for air drying.

Syberg’s at Westport
Address:
2430 Old Dorsett Rd.,  Maryland Heights
Date of Inspection: Dec. 7
Type of Inspection: Follow-up
Risk Factor: 3
Grade: 90 - A
Comments: Chicken being brought up to temp too slowly in hot-hold steam tables. Actual temperature: 106 degrees Fahrenheit. Under counter reach-in cooler not functioning properly. Hazardous food product being held at temperatures above 41 degrees. Follow-up inspection scheduled for Dec. 17.

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