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.
The Varina Ruritan Club hosted the winners of its 2014 Environmental Essay contest at its monthly meeting March 11 in Varina.
The contest, in its eighth year, was for the first time open to students in grades 3-5 at Varina Elementary School. (It previously was open to Sandston Elementary School students.)
The meeting included the winners, parents of the winners, Varina Elementary principal Mark Tyler and several teachers who were in charge of the contest at the school. > Read more.
For the fifth consecutive year, St. Christopher’s and Benedictine will play a varsity baseball game at Glen Allen's RF&P Park as part of a fundraising effort for the River City Buddy Ball program.
The game will take place Saturday, April 12, at 7 p.m., and the teams hope to raise $3,000 through donations, raffles and other efforts. Admission to the game is free, but fans who attend are asked to donate funds for the Glen Allen Youth Athletic Association's Buddy Ball program, which enables disabled children and teens to play baseball. > Read more.
The Henrico Division of Recreation and Parks will dedicate the Highland Springs Little League Majors Field in memory and honor of Rev. Robert “Bob” L. Spears, Jr., on April 12 with a ceremony at the field at 8 a.m.
Spears served the league as a coach and volunteer for 30 years and was praised as a pioneer for equality. His “Finish strong” motto embodied ethical perseverance on the field and in life. > Read more.
Do the Bunny Hop over to Meadow Farm on Saturday for an introduction to all the farm animals there! An introduction to “Global Sounds” – featuring Japanese, Indonesian, West African, Indian, and Brazilian music and dance performances – can be found at the University of Richmond. The University of Richmond will also host the annual Spider spring game, as well as the inaugural Spiders Easter Egg Hunt. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.
Find out how your favorite dining establishments fared during their most recent inspections by the Virginia Department of Health. > Read more.
‘Muppets Most Wanted’ worthy of its franchise
Do Muppets sleep? It’s hard to say.
They don’t really eat (or breathe, as far as anyone can tell). And only occasionally do they have visible, functioning legs.
As far as anyone knows, sleeping might be off the table. And that makes it very hard to accuse the Muppets of sleepwalking through their latest feature, Muppets Most Wanted – even if that’s exactly what’s going on.
Jim Henson’s beloved creations were back in a big way after 2011’s The Muppets, with fame and fortune and even an Oscar, a first for the group (“Rainbow Connection” was nominated, yet somehow failed to collect at the ’79 ceremony). > Read more.
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