The following are routine and complaint inspection reports for Henrico County food establishments inspected recently by the Henrico Health Department, according to Virginia Department of Health guidelines. Deficiencies are noted as “critical” (posing a direct or immediate threat to the safety of the food being served) or “non-critical” (representing a failure of cleaning or maintenance). Inspections represent only a snapshot of the establishment on a specific date and time and may not be representative of its overall cleanliness, according to the VDH. Unless noted, all reported violations were corrected at the time of inspection or shortly thereafter.
Torque Club at RIR, 600 East Laburnum Avenue – No critical violations reported and one non-critical violation reported.
Banzara, 4032 Cox Road – One critical violation reported (numerous drain flies observed in bar area, soda gun holsters found dirty, soiled cloths observed lying on sinks) and four non-critical violations reported.
Cafe at the Weinstein JCC, 5403 Monument Avenue – One critical violation reported (meat slicer found dirty to sight and touch, especially the underside of its blade) and no non-critical violations reported.
Eastern Carry Out, 9024 West Broad Street – Two critical violations reported (shell eggs observed over pork in walk-in refrigerator; dried chicken meat observed on slicer) and no non-critical violations reported.
Einstein Brothers Bagels, 5607 West Broad Street – No violations reported.
Hawk's BBQ & Seafood, 8191 Brook Road – No critical violations reported and two non-critical violations reported.
Lakewood Manor, 1900 Lauderdale Drive – One critical violation reported (tuna salad and pimento cheese observed at improper temperatures in the third floor healthcare refrigerator, and refrigerator found at 40 degrees) and no non-critical violations reported.
Quizno's Classic Subs, 8906 West Broad Street – No violations reported.
Rivers Edge Elementary School, 11600 Holman Ridge Road – No violations reported.
Sticks Kebob Shop, 1700 Willow Lawn Drive – No violations reported.
Sunrise Harvest Cafe, 6606 West Broad Street – Three critical violations reported (employee observed drinking from cup while in prep area; quat in three-compartment sink observed at improper level – none detected; no consumer advisory on menu board for eggs or burgers that can be ordered/prepared undercooked) and three non-critical violations reported.
Villa Pizza, 11800 West Broad Street – One critical violation reported (no date labels found on cooked and ready-to-eat containers of food in walk-in) and no non-critical violations reported.
Waffle House, 5102 Williamsburg Road – One critical violation reported (ham and waffle batter observed at improper temperatures) and no non-critical violations reported.
Yesterday's Diner, 2709 Williamsburg Road – No violations reported.
Brookland Middle School, 9200 Lydell Drive – No violations reported.
Captain D's Seafood, 4800 Williamsburg Road – Two critical violations reported (worker observed handling raw shrimp and proceeding to touch cooked fish with same gloved hand; oysters, shrimp, water inside upright refrigerator observed at improper temperatures, unit found with elevated temperatures, shrimp in process of breading found at improper temperature, no ice visible on product) and five non-critical violations reported.
Checkered Flag Restaurant & Lounge, 4106 Williamsburg Road– One critical violation reported (sausage gravy found dated April 20) and one non-critical violation reported.
Daily Java Coffee House & Cafe, 1404 North Parham Road – No violations reported.
DQ Grill & Chill, 807 East Parham Road – No violations reported.
Fairway Grill at Belmont Golf Course, 1600 Hilliard Road – No violations reported.
Grapevine II Restaurant, 11055 Three Chopt Road – One critical violation reported (dolmades, rice and garlic and oil observed at improper temperatures in prep units) and three non-critical violations reported.
Wendy's Old Fashioned Hamburgers, 2200 East Laburnum Avenue – One critical violation reported (food employee observed chewing gum while filling orders) and five non-critical violations reported.
Ichiban Japanese Cuisine, 10490 Ridgefield Parkway – One critical violation reported (fish, eggs and crab meat observed at improper temperatures in refrigerator under sushi case) and no non-critical violations reported.
Henrico's Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is one of only 20 gardens in North America nominated for USA Today’s “10Best Reader’s Choice” contest for Best Public Garden.
The 20 public gardens nominated are:
• Bloedel Reserve, Bainbridge Island, Wash.
• Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn, New York
• Buthcart Gardens, Victoria, B.C.
• Callaway Gardens, Pine Mountain, Ga. > Read more.
Photo by Patty Kruszewski/Henrico Citizen 02/24/2014
The Fifth Annual Henrico Police Athletic League (PAL) Award Banquet, held Feb. 6 at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, honored HPAL’s top volunteers and employees, including Morgan Lewis, Youth of the Year; Dale Alexander, Volunteer of the Year; Lowell Thomas, Employee of the Year, and Victor Williams, Board Member of the Year. Also honored for their support were Jim and Christi Dowd of Richmond BMW and Josh Davis of Henrico County Public Schools Pupil Transportation.
Keynote speaker for the banquet was Tim Hightower, a University of Richmond alumnus and former NFL running back. Hightower was introduced by Billy McMullen, former NFL player and a Henrico PAL board member. > Read more.
The Pocahontas Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Colonists, based in western Henrico, last year donated more than $1.3 million worth of manufacturers coupons to U.S. military personnel overseas. Throughout 2013, members and friends of the chapter clipped 952,349 manufacturers’ coupons valued at $1,350,630, which Program Chairman Carole Featherston shipped to U.S. military bases abroad. Military personnel can use the coupons when shopping in base stores.
The National Society Daughters of American Colonists is a women’s genealogical and patriotic society whose members are descended from a man or woman who rendered civil or military service in any of the American colonies prior to July 4, 1776. > Read more.
Find out how your favorite dining establishments fared during their most recent inspections by the Virginia Department of Health. > Read more.
The Henrico County Division of Recreation and Parks has several events to offer residents this weekend! Do you have what it takes to be a volunteer at Meadow Farm Museum? Learn more about the African Americans who served in the Union Army during the Civil War at Dabbs House Museum, or check out the Henrico County Adventure Series. The Division of Fire will dedicate the new Fire Station #7 this weekend as well. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.
But animated South African film has its moments
You might have seen something called Khumba while clicking through a Redbox recently (or perhaps it was nestled in some hidden corner of a DVD sale shelf). And chances are, you passed it by without much of a thought. Makes sense; that goggle-eyed cartoon zebra on the cover (a zebra that’s dangerously close to becoming Madagascar copyright infringement) doesn’t inspire much confidence.
But when Khumba starts up, it looks nothing like you’d expect. The camera gazes across the savannah and the soundtrack swells with triumphant South African vocals. > Read more.
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