Ming’s Dynasty, Brewski’s Pub & Grill get Restaurant Report Card ‘Fs’

DENVER -- Two Denver-area restaurants failed this week's Restaurant Report Card.

Ming's Dynasty

The Glendale restaurant failed Restaurant Report Card with 13 critical violations in its January inspection.

The critical mistakes included multiple dead mice, bottles of alcohol containing flies and toxic sanitizer.

An employee only said, “I’m sorry.”

Ming's Dynasty is at 4251 E. Mississippi Ave.

Brewski's Pub & Grill

An inspector cited the Thornton grill for 10 critical violations in January.

The violations included: An employee did not wash hands, food was held at the wrong temperature and there was no food thermometer.

“Most of the Health Department concerns were corrected at the time of the inspection before the inspector left and a couple items were done immediately after," owner Roger Holt said in a statement. "We’ve received a letter soon after the inspection from Health Department stating that all concerns were corrected to their satisfaction ahead of schedule.

"As I always do, I reviewed the inspection report with the Kitchen Staff and had the kitchen staff read the food & safety documents left by the Health Department to ensure they are aware of the proper procedures and they were instructed to followed the procedures in the future.

"We have an outstanding Health Department record over the past 6 years. On every inspection over the past 6 years Inspectors have commented that 'our kitchen & bar is one of the cleanest they inspect. I hope you provide fair, honest reporting and include our great record of more than a dozen past inspections not just the last one.'"

The restaurant at 2100 E. 104th Ave. scored one critical violation and six noncritical during a regular inspection last year.

Lucero’s

The “A” goes to Lucero’s in Denver for two perfect surprise inspections back-to-back.

“All year we follow the rules and regulations keep it as clean as possible, not only do we eat here, our family eats here, we just try to keep up with routines," manager Jodel Gallegos said.

Lucero’s is at 3657 Fillmore St.

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.

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