DENVER -- Issues such as moldy lemons and rodent droppings were factors that led two restaurants to fail this week's Restaurant Report Card.
Summit House Grill and Tap
The Lakewood restaurant failed the report card with 14 critical violations found during surprise inspections in April and December.
The violations included moldy lemons, employees washing hands for 5 seconds, no soap at the hand sink, and employees were ordered to clean a dish machine, pizza ovens and walls.
"There’s a daily side works that the bar and kitchen staff has that’s posted in the back," the manger said. "Besides that, we are monitoring, making sure every shift and during manager shift changes that the morning manager gets checked out by the night manager same as the kitchen manager.”
The restaurant is at 14285 W. Colfax Ave. in Lakewood.
Bistro King Thai and Sushi
The Englewood restaurant failed with 17 critical violations in its August and December inspections.
Last month’s violations included rodent droppings, no thermometer, raw chicken, sweet and sour chicken and sushi rice held at wrong temperature, and raw chicken stored over sauce.
The restaurant did not return calls and the manager was not there when we stopped by for a look. Bistro King passed a follow-up inspection on Dec. 29.
It's located at 3542 S. Fox St. in Englewood.
Domino’s Pizza, Coal Mine Avenue in Littleton
The “A” goes to Domino’s on Coal Mine Avenue in Littleton.
“Basically, we follow the programs that are in place, open check list, cleaning list closing check list, a lot of lists, you are constantly trying to follow the systems that are in place ... but as far as like your food temperatures and your expired products and stuff, as long as you are following the procedures, it’s not that hard," general manager Duane Spanel said.
The restaurant is at 6709 W. Coal Mine Ave.
How restaurants appear on our Report Card
Restaurant Report Card airs on FOX31 News at 9 p.m. each Thursday and Channel 2 News at 4 p.m. each Friday. It 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.