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Restaurant Watch—Oct. 5, 2006

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.

SEPT. 15
Baker Elementary School, 6651 Willson Road - One critical violation reported (non-food employee observed dipping ice into container from ice bin) and six non-critical violations reported.

Byrd Middle School, 9400 Quioccasin Road - No violations reported.

Deep Run High School, 4801 Twin Hickory Road, Glen Allen - Three critical violations reported (employee observed handling dirty pans and trays, then unloading clean trays without washing his hands; masing tape found on handle of pizza spatula; test strip did not change color during wash cycle because temperature of water was too low) and two non-critical violations reported.

Godwin High School, 2101 Pump Road - No violations reported.

Ukrop's, 3460 Pump Road - To critical violations reported (meat products found in drawer that was unplugged; employees left slicers after using them with food still in tray) and one non-critical violation reported.

SEPT. 18
Applebee's, 5400 West Broad Street - One critical violation reported (several dirty dishes found on clean rack and several steel pans found with date stickers still on them) and two non-critical violations reported.

Bullets, 1501 East Ridge Road - One critical violation reported (precooked chicken breasts found in cold hold table at temperature that was too warm) and five non-critical violations reported.

Collegiate School, North Mooreland Road - One critical violation reported (employee failed to sanitize container during washing, prior to re-use) and seven non-critical violations reported.

McDonald's, 7118 West Broad Street - One critical violation reported (scoop for bulk ice machine found cracked and in need of replacement) and two non-critical violations reported.

Moe's Southwest Grill, 7011 Three Chopt Road, Suite B - No violations reported during complaint inspection. The complainant alleged that a bug was found in a salad. The manager had identified the bug as a cricket. The salad had come from a ready-to-eat package, and the vendor was informed.

SEPT. 19
Capital Ale House, 4024-A Cox Road, Glen Allen - Four critical violations reported (oyster in breader mix found at room temperature; several items found in refrigerator at temperatures too warm; dried food particles found on slicer; temporary drain hose found on floor in kitchen) and two non-critical violations reported.

Roma's Italian Restaurant, 325 East Williamsburg Road, Sandston - Three critical violations reported (open beverages found in preparation area; dough pans not cleaned after use; dumpster lid and waste oil lid found open) and three non-critical violations reported.


Community

Garden tails

The threat of bad weather didn’t keep visitors away from Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden July 10 for the facility’s weekly Flowers After 5 event (which pairs music and food with a chance to stroll the garden) and its monthly Fidos After 5 (which allows dog owners to bring their pets with them to enjoy the evening). > Read more.

Western Henrico Rotary helps fund Midwives For Haiti Jeep


Thanks in part to a $10,000 gift from the Western Henrico Rotary Club, another bright pink Jeep modified to travel extremely rough terrain has been delivered to Midwives For Haiti so that more pregnant women in the quake-ravaged country will have access to prenatal care and a greater chance of surviving childbirth.

The funds were raised at the annual casino night held in February, club president Adam Cherry said. The Rotary Club also helped purchase the Virginia-based charity’s first pink jeep three years ago. > Read more.

Agencies combine on new entry point to Chickahominy


Canoeing and kayaking enthusiasts soon will have a new access point to the Chickahominy River. VDOT, the James River Association and Henrico County Parks and Recreation are teaming up to establish a new site in Eastern Henrico.

The James River Association negotiated the deal with VDOT to procure official access to the area located just east of I-295 on North Airport Road in Sandston. The site includes a park-and-ride commuter lot bordering the Chickahominy River and has been an unofficial launch site used by paddlers for years. > Read more.

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Entertainment

Weekend Top 10


An eclectic array of events are taking place this weekend throughout the county. In the West End, we have the Richmond Wedding Expo, the Under the Stars Family Film Series and Henrico Theatre Company’s production of “Pump Boys and Dinettes.” In the eastern part of the county, we have a blood drive at the Eastern Henrico Recreation Center, Gallmeyer Farm’s annual Sweet Corn Festival and an origami workshop at Fairfield Library. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

New Italian restaurant opens in Short Pump

Charlottesville's Bella’s Restaurant recently opened a location in Short Pump Village, at 11408 West Broad Street. The restaurant is owned by Valeria Biesnti, a native of Rome who arrived in the U.S. at age 21 and later became a U.S. citizen. With her restaurants, Bisenti has sought to create an ambiance that welcomes diners in a casual setting, like her favorites from her hometown. > Read more.

Henrico native to appear on Travel Channel show


A Henrico native will appear on the third episode of the Travel Channel's new grilling competition series “American Grilled.”

The episode, filmed in Charlottesville, will premier July 16 at 9 p.m. and feature Glen Allen-native Rex Holmes, a patent lawyer who operates http://SavoryReviews.com a blo,g centered around tasty recipes and BBQ.

The show features hardcore grilling enthusiasts from across the country going head-to-head for a chance to compete for a $10,000 cash prize and bragging rights when they are crowned the ultimate “grill master.” > Read more.

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