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Clayton Restaurant Inspections: Handwashing Complaint, Gnats in Kitchen

A look at October restaurant inspections conducted by the St. Louis County Department of Health.

Here is a look at some of the restaurant inspections conducted in and near Clayton during October. Clayton-Richmond Heights Patch examined inspection reports in the 63105 ZIP code. Information has been compiled using publicly available data published to the website of the .

Unless otherwise noted, all inspections were conducted on a routine basis.

BAETJE FARMS, 8282 Forsyth Blvd. (Clayton Farmer's Market)
Inspection date: Oct. 29
Grade: A (100)
Observations and corrective actions: None listed.

BELLACINOS PIZZA AND GRINDERS, 7359 Forsyth Blvd.
Inspection date: Oct. 4
Grade: A (92)
Observations and corrective actions:

  • "The outer openings of the food establishment are not protected against entry of insects and rodents … Location: Backdoor. Observation: Air gap present on bottom of back door. Violation(s) must be corrected within 30 days."
  • "The facility is not able to provide hepatitis A vaccination documentation for all employees. … Violation(s) must be corrected within 10 days. Compliance will be verified on follow-up inspection."
  • "Non-food contact surfaces of equipment are not constructed of corrosion-resistant, nonabsorbent, smooth materials. … Location: Ice machine. Observation: Panel on outside of machine is not smooth, durable or easily cleanable. Violation(s) must be corrected within 30 days."
  • "Ceiling tiles are damaged or missing in the food establishment. … Location: Throughout establishment. Observation: Several ceiling tiles have holes in them and/or cracked. Violation(s) must be corrected within 30 days."

BELLACINOS PIZZA AND GRINDERS, 7359 Forsyth Blvd. (follow-up inspection)
Inspection date: Oct. 19
Grade: A (100)
Observations and corrective actions: None listed.
General comments:

  • "This is a follow-up inspection from inspection(s) dated 10-04-11 … Item(s) — have been corrected."

BETHESDA BARCLAY HOUSE, 230 S. Brentwood Blvd.
Inspection date: Oct. 19
Grade: A (98)
Observations and corrective actions:

  • "The food establishment does not have effective pest control measures in place. … Observation: More than five fruit fly/gnat-like objects observed flying throughout kitchen area and dining room area. Violation(s) must be corrected within 10 days."



BLACK BEAR BAKERY, 8282 Forsyth Blvd. (Clayton Farmer's Market)
Inspection date: Oct. 29
Grade: A (100)
Observations and corrective actions: None listed.

CAFE BREVE, 120 S. Central Ave.
Inspection date: Oct. 17
Grade: A (100)
Observations and corrective actions:

  • "No critical violations were observed today."



CAFE CORNUCOPIA, 7733 Forsyth Blvd.
Inspection date: Oct. 19
Grade: A (100)
Observations and corrective actions: None listed.


CARDWELL'S RESTAURANT & BAR, 8100 Maryland Ave.
Inspection date: Oct. 18
Grade: A (98)
Observations and corrective actions:

  • "Food contact surfaces are not constructed of safe, durable, and easily cleanable materials. … Location: Throughout establishment. Observation: Worn equipment throughout establishment is no longer smooth, durable or easily cleanable."
  • "Floor, wall, and ceiling materials are not smooth, durable and easily cleanable … . Location: Throughout establishment. Observation: Worn surfaces are no longer smooth, durable or easily cleanable."



THE CENTER OF CLAYTON — COFFEE KIOSK, 50 Gay Ave.
Inspection date: Oct. 26
Grade: A (100)
Observations and corrective actions: None listed.


CHILL, 7610 Wydown Blvd.
Inspection date: Oct. 6
Grade: A (98)
Observations and corrective actions:

  • "Major food allergens are not listed on food product labels. … Location: Self-serve retail cooler. Observation: Products that contain more than two ingredients do not have proper labeling. Violation(s) must be corrected within 10 days."


THE CHURCH OF ST. MICHAEL AND ST. GEORGE, 6345 Wydown Blvd. (follow-up inspection)
Inspection date: Oct. 19
Grade: A (100)
Observations and corrective actions:

  • "This is a follow-up inspection from inspection(s) dated 10-12-11 … Item(s) … have been corrected."



CITY COFFEEHOUSE & CREPERIE, 36 N. Brentwood Blvd.
Inspection date: Oct. 18
Grade: A (98)
Observations and corrective actions:

  • "Observation: Products at front counter for retail operations do not contain proper labels. Violation(s) must be corrected within 30 days. Facility has the option to apply for a variance to be exempt from item in question in the St. Louis County Food Code. Left variance form at establishment."



CRAZY BOWLS AND WRAPS, 7353 Forsyth Blvd.
Inspection date: Oct. 4
Grade: A (97)
Observations and corrective actions:

  • "Rice treats that contain two or more ingredients for self-service area are not properly labeled. Violation(s) must be corrected within 10 days. Facility has the option to apply for a variance to be exempt from item in question in the St. Louis County Food Code. Left variance form at establishment."
  • "Utensils are not properly stored between uses … Location: Rice holds. Observation: Utensils are being stored in a non-running dipper well. Violation was corrected on site according to code by education on the code."
  • "Observation: Non-covered waste receptacle located in unisex's toilet room. Violation must be corrected within 30 days."



CROWNE PLAZA ST. LOUIS, 7750 Carondelet Ave.
Inspection date: Oct. 20
Grade: A (100)
Observations and corrective actions: None listed.


DOMINIC'S TRATTORIA, 200 S. Brentwood Blvd.
Inspection date: Oct. 31
Grade: A (100)
Observations and corrective actions: None listed.
General comments:

  • "Would like to see a action plan on replacing ceiling tiles in dry storage and replace vents on ceiling in from of walk-in freezer/cooler, areas are starting to become worn and no longer are smooth, durable or easily cleanable. Observed a reach-in freezer by main hand sink that the panels to are worn and no longer smooth, durable or easily cleanable."



EXTRA VIRGIN: AN OLIVE OVATION, 143 Carondelet Plaza
Inspection date: Oct. 6
Grade: A (100)
Observations and corrective actions: None listed.


THE FARMERS LARDER, 8282 Forsyth Blvd. (Clayton Farmer's Market)
Inspection date: Oct. 29
Grade: A (100)
Observations and corrective actions: None listed.

THE FATTED CALF, 12 S. Bemiston Ave.
Inspection date: Oct. 5
Grade: A (100)
Observations and corrective actions: None listed.

I FRATELLINI, 7624 Wydown Blvd.
Inspection date: Oct. 20
Grade: A (99)
Observations and corrective actions:

  • "Ceiling tiles are damaged or missing in the food establishment … Location: Downstairs."



JAVA PLUS, 101 S. Hanley Rd.
Inspection date: Oct. 20
Grade: A (97)
Observations and corrective actions:

  • "Observation: Retail items are not properly labeled. Establishment is to follow the guidelines for corrective action according to the St. Louis County Food Code. Facility has the option to apply for a variance to be exempt from item in question in the St. Louis County Food Code. Left variance form at establishment."
  • "The Hepatitis A vaccination documentation for employees is not maintained in a clear and concise manner … Location: Establishment. Observation: Grid List is not complete. Violation must be corrected within 30 days."



JESSIE PEARL HAIRSTON, 8282 Forsyth Blvd. (Clayton Farmer's Market) (opening inspection)
Inspection date: Oct. 29
Grade: A (100)
Observations and corrective actions: None listed.

KATIE'S PIZZERIA, 6611 Clayton Rd. (complaint inspection)
Inspection date: Oct. 24
Grade: A (100)
Observations and corrective actions: None listed.
General comments:

  • "Caller stated there were no soap and paper towels in restrooms. Caller observed an employee exit restroom and grab food from refrigerator without washing hands. Restrooms were supplied with soap and towels at time of investigation. Asked person in charge to remind employees to wash hands in restrooms and after exiting the restroom before preparing food."

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