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  • Brewery hits rock bottom in Restaurant Report Card

    DENVER — Every week FOX31 looks at health inspections at every restaurants. It’s no secret the Denver metro area has some of the best breweries in the state. But which brew pubs have failed their health inspection? Rock Bottom Brewery – Westminster The Westminster location on Orchard Parkway failed the report card with 13 critical health code violations found during surprise inspections in April and July. The mistakes included: No hot water Sinks draining on floor Cod, steak and meatballs […]

  • Restaurant Report Card: Tri-County Health Department’s most fined restaurants

    DENVER — Every week, the FOX31 Problem Solvers reveal health code violations at area restaurants on Restaurant Report Card. County inspectors cite the restaurants and we reveal the dirty details. FOX31 has the most fined locations in Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas counties. At the top of the list are: Damascus Grill Tri-County health inspectors fined the Littleton location $2,250 for repeat critical violations. Through the year, inspectors noted the following critical mistakes: Dead mouse in trap Rodent droppings Temperature issues […]

  • Restaurant Report Card: Denver’s most fined restaurants

    DENVER — If you dine out in Denver, there’s a chance you’ve been to at least one of the places on the most fined restaurants list. Food inspectors fine restaurants for repeat critical health code violations. The first fine is $250, but double that if inspectors find the same critical violation a third time. Restaurant Report Card focuses on three of the top 25 establishments that made the most fined list in Denver. Thai Chili and Sushi The most fined […]

  • Restaurant Report Card: Behind the scenes with a health inspector

    DENVER — Twice a year, Denver Environmental Health inspectors go to restaurants in the city, and sometimes they uncover health code violations that can make the public sick. It’s a job Richard Pruckler doesn’t take lightly. “What we try to do when we go into a restaurant just like this is to ensure that nobody is going to get sick,” he said. Pruckler started his inspection at DiFranco’s on Lincoln Street in downtown Denver by washing his hands. Employees not […]

  • Kitchens that don’t keep food at right temperatures get Restaurant Report Card ‘F’s’

    DENVER — The FOX31 Problem Solvers search hundreds of inspections to see how metro Denver restaurants are doing on their health inspections. Stout Street Social This Denver favorite failed the report card with 13 critical violations found during unannounced inspections in September and March. The health code violations included: Winged insects Food temperature issues Hot water issues “We take public food safety very serious at Stout St Social,” the restaurant said in a statement. “All past violations were corrected immediately […]

  • Dead mouse, flies, rodent droppings are problems for restaurants with ‘F’s’

    DENVER — The FOX31 Problem Solvers search hundreds of inspections to see how metro Denver restaurants are doing on their health inspections. TNT Country Kitchen The Morrison restaurant failed the report card with 10 critical health code violations in September. The violations include: Dead mouse Several rodent droppings Employees not washing hands Five gallons of chili thrown out “We are the new owners and just replaced the entire kitchen staff,” the restaurant owners said in a statement. “There were lots […]

  • Flies among problems at restaurants getting ‘F’s’ on the Report Card

    DENVER — The FOX31 Problem Solvers search hundreds of inspections to see how metro Denver restaurants are doing on their health inspections. Flaming Joes The Aurora restaurant failed the report card with 14 critical health code violations. The mistakes included: Rodent droppings Multiple flies Raw fish stored above chicken wings Hot and cold food held at wrong temperatures “We were unfortunately unaware of some rules set forth by the Health Department,” the restaurant said in an email. “We are happy […]

  • Restaurants with ‘Fs’ on Restaurant Report Card have food temperature issues

    DENVER — The FOX31 Problem Solvers search hundreds of inspections to see how metro Denver restaurants are doing on their health inspections. Old Chicago – Aurora, Colo. The Aurora location failed Restaurant Report Card with 10 critical health code violations in August. The mistakes included: Mouse droppings Flies Temperature Violations Grill hood, pizza oven, dish storage and vents soiled grease and food Old Chicago sent the following statement that says in part: “It is important for the public to know […]

  • Rodents and roaches at failed restaurant

    DENVER — The FOX31 Problem Solvers search hundreds of inspections to see how metro Denver restaurants are doing on their health inspections. Jason’s Thai Asian Bistro A Denver inspector found nine critical health code violations in August. The mistakes included: Several rodent droppings Roach droppings and live roaches Food had white fuzzy patches growing Heavily soiled wiping towels The inspector told the restaurant to clean or face closure.  The restaurant did not want to talk to us. An inspector was […]

  • Panaderia Contreras, Rory’s Tavern get Restaurant Report Card ‘F’s’

    DENVER — The FOX31 Problem Solvers search hundreds of inspections to see how metro Denver restaurants are doing on their health inspections. Panaderia Contreras Denver health inspectors said the bakery needed a good cleaning. The establishment failed the Restaurant Report Card with 15 critical health code violations in August. The mistakes included: Moldy blocks of cheese Excessive blood in freezer Dead and live roaches The inspector told Panaderia to clean or face being closed. The owner showed he corrected the […]

  • Flies an issue for failed restaurants

    DENVER — The FOX31 Problem Solvers search hundreds of inspections to see how metro Denver restaurants are doing on their health inspections. Taz Indian Restaurant The Aurora restaurant failed with 10 critical health code violations in July. The critical mistakes include: Numbers flies and rodent droppings Dish machine was not sanitizing Employees were not washing their hands Clean pots stored on floor The owner of the restaurant said they “fixed everything.” The restaurant is at 10731 E. Alameda Ave. Tamales […]

  • Del Frisco’s Grille runs into temperature trouble on Restaurant Report Card

    DENVER — The FOX31 Problem Solvers dig deep each week to see how metro Denver restaurants are doing on their health inspections. Del Frisco’s Grille Del Frisco’s Grille in Cherry Creek failed the report card with 13 critical health code violations found during the last two regular inspections. In June, the Denver inspector found the following: Gallon of frosting thrown out Artichokes stored at wrong temperature Dishwasher not sanitizing Wet wipes used for cleaning tables “We understand how important it […]