Flies common problem in Restaurant Report Card ‘Fs’

Jimano's Pizzeria

The pizzeria in Englewood failed our report with 15 critical item violations in its August and February surprise inspections.

Tri-County Health found:

  • Multiple winged insects
  • No cold water at hand sink
  • Pizza slices at the wrong temperature

The owner changed general managers after the inspection and invited us in for a look.

The new manager, Vladimir Cvetklv, said, “Since I’ve been here we have done a lot of repairs and cleaning and continue to do improvements. Jimano's cares about food quality and customers' health. So, when something like this happens, we take it seriously. Hopefully the next time I see you guys we get an A plus.”

Jimano's, which is located on Broadway, passed its follow up inspection a week after the violations were found.

Menya Noodle Bar

The noodle bar earned an “F” with 11 critical violations in its August inspection. The Denver health inspector marked the following:

  • Employees could not answer food safety questions
  • The sanitizer was toxic
  • Flies were landing throughout facility

JW Lee, the owner said, “…We’re going to have all employees in a food serve safety class at our store on October 6.”

Menya at 951 16th Street in Denver faces a follow up inspection.

Coda Coffee

The “A” goes to Coda Coffee in Edgewater for two perfect health inspections in a row.

Manger Max Mackey said, “We have a little bit more of a light duty, we are not cooking raw meat or raw chicken, but still you have to stay up on it. It’s easy to let things go, it’s easy to become complacent. And, we don’t allow that to happen. There is a hierarchy and we make sure we follow those things. And don’t let things slip.”

The coffee shop is located at 5224 West 25th Avenue.

How restaurants appear on our Report Card

Restaurant Report Card airs on Channel 2 News at 4 p.m. and FOX31 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.

An 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 used 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. The restaurant may also fail for ten or more violations in one 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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