Le Peep in Aurora fails Restaurant Report Card

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Le Peep

The breakfast restaurant failed out Restaurant Report Card with 13 critical violations in its January unannounced inspection.

The inspector said, “Employees at the facility were unable to demonstrate knowledge on cooling, reheating, proper hand washing, glove use and employee hygiene.”

The report includes an employee touching fruit with their bare hands, employees putting on gloves and not washing their hands” and “wiping their hands on visibly soiled common towels.”

Sausage, gravy and soup were held at unsafe temperatures which can cause food poisoning and raw pooled eggs were stored on the floor.

Le Peep sent a statement that said in part, “(We) have quarterly meetings with our managers on cleanliness, food temperatures and quality control.  It is our responsibility to make sure these practices are enforced but unfortunately this particular inspection was eye opening … and it has been addressed immediately."

The follow up inspection shows the critical violations resolved…” The restaurant is located at 15352 East Ida Drive.

Dancing Noodle

Dancing Noodle in Parker earned an “F” on our report card with 17 critical violations in its two unannounced inspections in January and September 2015.

The January report said, “Mouse droppings were present behind the hot water heater” and “A sticky fly trap across from the cook line had a large accumulation of flies.”

The inspector found moldy garlic and bags of rice, sugar and a box of zucchini stored on the floor. Dancing Noodle refused to comment or send a statement. The Dancing Noodle is on South Crossroads Drive in Parker.

Eileen’s Colossal Cookies

It’s the second time the cookie creator aced our report card with no critical violations in its last two surprise inspections. The fabulous cookie colossal is at 2201 West Wildcat Reserve Parkway in Highlands Ranch.

How restaurants appear on our Report Card

Restaurant Report Card airs on FOX31 Denver News at 9 p.m. each Friday and features health inspections in the city and county of Denver, Jefferson County, Weld County and restaurants under the jurisdiction of the Tri-County Health Department. The Tri-County Health Department includes Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas counties.

Contact Heidi HemmatAn inspection is a “snapshot” of what is happening during the day and time of the inspection. On any given day, a restaurant could have more or fewer violations than noted in an inspection. Also, at the time of an inspection, violations are recorded and can be corrected prior to the inspector leaving the restaurant. If violations are not corrected, a follow-up inspection is scheduled.

The criteria FOX31 Denver uses to give a restaurant a failing grade includes the evaluation of two unannounced inspections by county health inspectors. A failing restaurant must have five critical violations on their most recent regular inspection and five critical violations on the previous regular inspection. Health inspectors may conduct critical or follow-up inspections, due to the number of critical violations found during a regular inspection. Those inspections may also be considered for our reports. We recognize restaurants with two perfect regular inspections in a row by awarding them an A.

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