Restaurant watch

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.

APR. 28
Torque Club at RIR, 600 East Laburnum Avenue – No critical violations reported and one non-critical violation reported.

APR. 30
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.

MAY 1
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.

MAY 2
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.
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Virginia raises a toast to George Washington’s whiskey


George Washington is recognized as the father of our country, but with a bill signed into law by Gov. Terry McAuliffe, Washington also will be recognized under another title – distiller of Virginia’s official liquor.

SB 1261, sponsored by Sen. Adam Ebbin of Alexandria, adds a “state spirit” to the list of the commonwealth’s official emblems and designations and crowns George Washington’s rye whiskey with the title.

The bill, which McAuliffe signed last week, highlights George Washington’s contributions to the culture of Virginia as “a native son of Virginia born on February 22, 1732, in Pope’s Creek”; “the first American president, commander of the Continental Army, and president of the Constitutional Convention”; and “a model statesman ... universally acknowledged as the father of our nation.” > Read more.

McAuliffe vetoes 6 more bills; GOP calls him ‘disengaged’


Gov. Terry McAuliffe on Monday vetoed six bills, including three Republicans said would help prevent voter fraud but the Democratic governor said would create barriers to voting.

McAuliffe has now vetoed 37 bills from the General Assembly’s 2017 session – and 108 during his four-year term as governor, surpassing any of his predecessors.

Republican legislative leaders say McAuliffe has broken his promise to be bipartisan, calling his office “the most disengaged administration we have ever worked with.” > Read more.

HSWCD to give away tree seedlings Thursday and Friday


Henricopolis Soil and Water Conservation District will hold its annual tree seedling giveaway March 30 at Dorey Park Shelter 1 from 2:30 to 6 p.m., and March 31 at Hermitage High School from 8:30 a.m. to noon.

Studies show that mature trees increase property value, decrease summertime cooling costs by providing shade, slow erosion and reduce flooding. They also provide homes for birds, food for countless creatures, and playgrounds for children. > Read more.

Dog rescued, no one injured in Northside townhouse fire


MAR. 27, 11 A.M. – No one was injured by a townhouse fire that occurred early Monday morning in the 200 block of Knightsmanor Court, near the intersection of Azalea Avenue and Richmond-Henrico Turnpike.

The first Henrico Fire officials were on scene in less than four minutes and found heavy smoke and flames coming from the two-story townhouse. Firefighters from the first-arriving fire engine and ladder truck made their way to the townhome involved in fire and searched for victims through high heat and reduced visibility. > Read more.

Walk, ceremony to observe Crime Victims’ Rights Week

In observance of National Crime Victims' Rights Week (April 2-8), and to honor victims of crime in Henrico County and raise awareness about crime victims' rights and issues, Henrico County Victim/Witness will hold a commemorative ceremony and informative walk April 5. > Read more.
Community

Villa’s Flagler Housing wins national NAEH award


St. Joseph's Villa’s Flagler Housing & Homeless Services was one of three entities to earn the National Alliance to End Homelessness' Champion of Change Award. The awards were presented Nov. 17 during a ceremony at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.

NAEH annually recognizes proven programs and significant achievements in ending child and family homelessness.

Flagler completed its transition from an on-campus shelter to the community-based model of rapid rehousing in 2013, and it was one of the nation's first rapid re-housing service providers to be certified by NAEH. > Read more.

RIR’s Christmas tree lighting rescheduled for Dec. 12


Richmond International Raceway's 13th annual Community Christmas tree lighting has been rescheduled from Dec. 6 to Monday, Dec. 12, at 6:30 p.m., due to inclement weather expected on the original date.

Entertainment Dec. 12 will be provided by the Laburnum Elementary School choir and the Henrico High School Mighty Marching Warriors band. Tree decorations crafted by students from Laburnum Elementary School and L. Douglas Wilder Middle School will be on display. Hot chocolate and cookies will be supplied by the Henrico High School football boosters. > Read more.
Entertainment

Metro Diner to open second Henrico location


Metro Diner, a comfort food concept, will open its second Henrico location next month. The company is accepting job applications for its Libbie Place location at 5626 West Broad Street. The diner concept, known for its fried chicken and waffles, meatloaf, and shrimp and grits, will bring 100 new jobs to the region as it plans to open its doors in April.

The 3,500-square-foot diner located in the Libbie Place Shopping Center will seat more than 100 and serve classic comfort food staples with a twist, such as fried chicken and waffles topped with strawberry butter and a stuffed challah bread French toast with strawberry and blueberry compote. > Read more.

 

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The Dogwood Wine Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Reynolds Crossing. The festival will include more than 100 local vendors, wineries, and family-friendly entertainment, including an 18-piece bossa nova band. Proceeds from the event will benefit Wine for Cures, a non-profit, all-volunteer organization that supports patients in chemotherapy, as well as specific research by organizations such as Massey and VCU Cancer Center. Wine for Cures was founded by Gil Miles, a four-time leukemia patient, to celebrate life and support those struggling in the day-to-day trials of chemotherapy. For details, visit http://www.wineforcures.com/dogwoodwinefestival. Full text

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