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.
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.
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.
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.
Citizen Staff Reports 12/03/2013
The region's two premier youth soccer organizations – the Richmond Kickers and Richmond Strikers – have partnered to create Richmond United, a cost-free U.S. Soccer Development Academy program designed to serve the most talented players in the region. The arrangement marks the first time in U.S. Soccer Development Academy history that two member clubs have united their respective Academy programs.
Slated to begin play in the fall of 2014, Richmond United will field U13/14, U15/16 and U17/18 U.S. Soccer Development Academy teams. The teams will train and play home games at two of the top soccer specific complexes in the nation, Ukrop Park and Striker Park. > Read more.
Photo by Roger Walk for the Henrico Citizen 11/24/2013
Henricus Historical Park has a new, messy guest. Eleanor, a rare five-month-old Tamworth pig, was donated this month to the Chesterfield park by the Chesterfield County Farm Bureau as part of an effort to enhance the living history museum's partnership with the Virginia Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom. Eleanor and her livestock pig and goat neighbors at the park will be a special attraction for the schoolchildren and others who visit the Henricus Historical Park. Eventually, she will triple from her current 150-pound weight and grow to about two feet tall. > Read more.
Members of Triangle II, a community service club at Hermitage High School, braved the elements Nov. 16 to serve as a spirit team at the Richmond Marathon, providing half-marathoners with cheers, motivational signs and shouts of encouragement as they ran through Bryan Park. > Read more.
The new AMC television series “TURN” is currently being filmed in and around Richmond, and casting officials are seeking background actors to appear on screen.
“The background actors are profoundly important to the filmmaking process,” said Erica Arvold, casting director. “The show takes place during the Revolutionary War, and background actors contribute to the atmosphere of that era.” > Read more.
American Tap Room’s new Willow Lawn location offers breath-taking atmosphere, but average dishes
On a rare warm night in late November, the newly opened American Tap Room was, to my surprise, bright and packed with guests – many eating outside.
I didn’t have a clue what to expect from this unheard-of restaurant in an unexpected spot – right in the heart of Willow Lawn. I came to learn it’s not unheard of; it’s a restaurant chain out of Northern Virginia.
“It definitely improves the look of Willow Lawn,” said my friend, who ventured to the new spot with me on a Monday night for dinner one week after the restaurant opened. > Read more.
Free Birds offers some giggles, but more eye-rolling
Thanksgiving season is upon us – a time for friends, family, and recklessly indulgent overeating. As we settle into our annual turkey-induced food coma, there’s no better time to take in a festive holiday film. And Free Birds, for better or worse, has the distinguished honor of being one of the only Thanksgiving-themed movies currently on the market.
The film stars Owen Wilson and Woody Harrelson as Reggie and Jake, two turkeys who can’t stand the Thanksgiving tradition of watching their neighbors be plucked and served for dinner. > Read more.
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