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    • SackedBySapp

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      It’s funny how life works.  I’ve only been here for two weeks, and somehow, oddly enough, I have received 1200 personal messages asking me of all things, to post a weekly column, as a public service to our members here, listing the Pinellas and Hillsborough Restaurant Health Inspectors reports.  So, Here goes nothing!  Disclaimer: the posting of this data is for informational purposes only, as a public service.    ? ? State inspectors and temporarily closed Tampa Bay eateries from May 19 to 25, 2014. 1) Marble Slab Creamery, 27001 US Hwy 19, Clearwater May 19, 2014: Restaurant temporarily closed with 13 violations. State inspectors temporarily closed the restaurant after they found live roaches; 9 observed in front counter area and one by the sink. They also had dead roaches on premises; 40-50 under the front counter, under the yogurt machine and in back storage area. Inspectors also found a ceiling tile missing, and pesticide labeled for household use present. Roach activity was still present upon a re-inspection on May 20, 2014 and the facility remain closed. May 20, 2014: Restaurant re-opened when meeting inspection standards with 3 violations. 2) Sonnys, 2401 E Busch Blvd, Tampa May 20, 2014: Restaurant temporarily closed with 27 violations State inspectors temporarily closed the restaurant after finding live roaches; one by dish machine, 5 under cook line, 5 under slicer machine, 2 on the wall by the slicer, 4 near the smoker. Dairy products such as butter, half and half and sour cream were also found stored above 41 degrees. Also, a spray bottle with a toxic substance was found the in the kitchen with no label. May 21, 2014: Restaurant re-opened after meeting inspection standards with 5 violations. 3) Koozies Sports Club, 9539 E Fowler Ave, Thonotassa May 21, 2014: Restaurant temporarily closed with 13 violations State inspectors temporarily closed the restaurant after finding live roaches; 3 by the cook line, 4 by reach in freezer, one by the bathroom, one under kitchen sink, two under dish sink. They also so an employee failed to wash hands before putting gloves on to work with food, and the ceiling tile was in disrepair. May 21, 2014: Restaurant re-opened after meeting inspection standards with only 7 violations 4) The Pub, 20025 Gulf Blvd, Indian Shores May 21, 2014: Restaurant temporarily closed with 35 violations State inspectors temporarily closed the restaurant after live roaches and rodent droppings were found. One live roach on the wall at back door, two live roaches in the closet near the back door, more than 20 live roaches in the dry storage room on boxes of sugar packets and soap near the walk in cooler, one live roach on the wall at the soup station in kitchen area, and one live roach near the dishwashing area. Inspectors also found rodent activity present as evidenced by rodent droppings found. Six dry rodent droppings were in dry storage room on shelf inside and on top of containers, 10 dry rodent droppings on shelf in soup station area, 10 dry rodent droppings in corner floor area of liquor room. Finally, small flying insects were in the bar area. May 22, 2014: Restaurant re-opened after meeting inspection standards with 5 violations 5) Englewood Bowl & Spankys, 299 S Indiana Ave, Englewood May 22, 2014: Restaurant temporarily closed with 24 violations State inspectors temporarily closed the restaurant after live roached and rodents were found. One live roach was inside cabinet in kitchen area, two live roaches on floor under the sink, one live roach on floor in food prep area, and 7 live roaches in dirty towels stored under kitchen handsink. Rodent droppings were found in the reach in freezer in the food prep area. Toxic chemicals were also found stored in food prep area. Also, employees were seen touching ready-to-eat food with their bare hands. May 23, 2014: Restaurant re-opened after meeting inspection standards with 9 violations 6) Hiross Tokyo Japanese House & Sushi Bar, 5250 4 St N, St Petersburg May 22, 2014: Restaurant temporarily closed with 40 violations State inspectors temporarily closed the restaurant after they found live, small flying insects in food prep area, dish washing area, bar and kitchen.Roaches were also found by inspectors; over 15 live small and large-sized roaches found behind bar in beverage cooler and sushi area, and a couple behind the cooler at the sushi line. Toxic chemicals were also found improperly stored by inspectors and dish machine sanitizer was not at the proper minimum strength. May 23, 2014: Restaurant re-opened after meeting inspection standards with 6 violations  7) Sonnys Real Pit Bar B Q, 5910 S Florida Ave, Lakeland May 23, 2014: Restaurant temporarily closed with 8 violations  State inspectors temporarily closed the restaurant after finding roach activity; 16 or more roaches of different sizes found over the dish machine and on the wall around dishwasher area, one medium roach on the wall opposite the dishwasher area and one medium roach on ceiling in the dishwasher area.Floor areas were also covered with standing water and floor tiles were cracked or in disrepair. May 24, 2014: Restaurant re-opened when meeting inspection standards with 1 violation 8 ) Eastern China Pearl, 3313 Central Ave, St Petersburg May 23, 2014: Restaurant temporarily closed with 53 violations State inspectors temporarily closed the restaurant after they found rodent droppings on the main floor in the kitchen; some next to the sink, behind the fridge, and by bathroom door. Employees were also touching ready-to-eat food with their bare hands and raw food was stored over ready-to-eat food. Inspectors also found sewage/wastewater backing up through floor drains at base of toilet on first floor.

    • brycen54

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      I'm famished. Which would you recommend?

    • Anonymous

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      So don’t eat at Sonnys and Chinese restaurants. 

    • brycen54

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      Why not? Ten billion roaches and rodents can’t all be wrong, and they seem to love the stuff.

    • Anonymous

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      Roaches are fairly high in protein and you can almost drown out the crunchiness with sweet baby ray’s bbq sauce.

    • brycen54

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      If you're worried about roaches, the Eastern China Pearl sounds like the way to go. All of that backed up sewage water will probably drown most of them.

    • Anonymous

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      If you're worried about roaches, the Eastern China Pearl sounds like the way to go. All of that backed up sewage water will probably drown most of them.

      Good place, if you get a glass of water to drink, get a lemon slice with it. You barely taste the sewage that way.

    • vlagatta

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      I'm famished. Which would you recommend?

      HA!

    • Anonymous

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      love that show, watch it on netflix

    • brycen54

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      Didn’t this site used to have a banner ad for Sonny’s?

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