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Richmond Heights Restaurant Inspections: Roaches and Missing Paper Towels

A look at May 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 Richmond Heights during May. Clayton-Richmond Heights Patch examined inspection reports in the 63117 ZIP code filed between May 6 and the end of the month. Information has been compiled using publicly available data published to the website of the .

Ben & Jerry's (mobile), 1442 Rankin Dr.
Inspection type: Routine
Inspection date: May 6
Grade: A (100)
Observations and corrective actions:

  • "Has records on site."

Boston Market, 6690 Clayton Rd.
Inspection type: Routine
Inspection date: May 23
Grade: A (98)
Observations and corrective actions:

  • "A few fruit flies were found near back door. *Notify pest control company, keep area clean and dry."
  • "1) Soda machine nozzles have a build up of a black substance … *Corrected on site 2) Shelving in walk in cooler have a build up of a mold like substance."
  • "1) Ceiling near hot line is leaking after heavy rain. … 2) Floor near handling sink is in need of repairs."

Clayton and Big Bend Mobil Service Station - Health, 7001 Clayton Rd.
Inspection type: Follow-up
Inspection date: May 19
Grade: A (98)
Observations and corrective actions:

  • "Person in charge has not registered for food safety class."
  • Two items are listed as corrected.

Clayton and Big Bend Mobil Service Station - Retail, 7001 Clayton Rd.
Inspection type: Follow-up
Inspection date: May 19
Grade: A (98)
Observations and corrective actions:

  • "Person in charge has not registered for food safety class."
  • One item is listed as corrected.

International House of Pancakes, 8049 Clayton Rd.
Inspection type: Routine
Inspection date: May 24
Grade: A (100)
Observations and corrective actions:

  • "No paper towels provided at hand washing sink in kitchen area. … Corrected on site."
  • "Food items uncovered in reach in cooler; not protected from contamination. … Corrected on site."

Maggiano's Little Italy, 2 The Boulevard
Inspection type: Routine
Inspection date: May 23
Grade: A (100)
Observations and corrective actions:

  • "No paper towels provided at hand washing sink in bar area. … Corrected on site."
  • "Organize shell stock tags and document date received and date empty."
  • "Missing thermometers in two reach in coolers. … Corrected on site."

Mike Duffy's Pub & Grill, 6662 Clayton Rd.
Inspection type: Routine
Inspection date: May 31
Grade: A (91)
Observations and corrective actions:

  • "Facility unable to provide proof of food safety certificate."
  • "Facility unable to provide (proof) of hepatitis A (vaccination) for all employees."
  • "Installation has been placed over the walk in freezer walls. Not an easily cleanable surface. … Walk in freezer has large ice build up."
  • "Bar glass washer has plumbing that is duct taped together and is leaking onto floor."

OR Smoothie & Cafe, 6654 Clayton Rd.
Inspection type: Routine
Inspection date: May 19
Grade: A (99)
Observations and corrective actions:

  • "No thermometer available in refrigerator in back."

Pointer's Pizza, 1023 S. Big Bend Blvd.
Inspection type: Routine
Inspection date: May 19
Grade: A (94)
Observations and corrective actions:

  • "Back door and front door were left open at time of inspection. … *Corrected on site. Facility is using outdoor storage pods while backroom is being repaired from tornado damage. Observed live roaches in back room and in doorway of pod."
  • "Missing hepatitis A vaccination records for two employees."

Pointer's Pizza, 1023 S. Big Bend Blvd.
Inspection type: Follow-up
Inspection date: May 31
Grade: A (100)
Observations and correction actions:

  • "Back storage area is complete. All food storage has been brought back inside. Storage units have been removed from back parking lot."
  • "Item corrected: All employees have been vaccinated against Hepatitis A."
  • "New freezer provided in back area."

River City Cafe, 1034 S. Brentwood Blvd., Ste. 203
Inspection type: Routine
Inspection date: May 24
Grade: A (97)
Observations and correction actions:

  • "Potentially hazardous foods that are ready to eat and held for 24 hrs. are not date marked."
  • "Potentially hazardous foods in customer self-service case are not properly labeled."

Starrs, 1135 Big Bend Blvd.
Inspection type: Routine
Inspection date: May 12
Grade: A (90)
Observations and correction actions:

  • "Person in charge unable to provide proof of food safety certificate. … Person in charge stated certificate was in vehicle that was recently hit by tornado."
  • "No consumer advisory provided on menu."
  • "Chemical spray bottles are not labeled with common name of contents."
  • "Facility unable to provide proof of hepatitis A vaccinations for all employees."

Starrs, 1135 S. Big Bend Blvd.
Inspection type:  Follow-up
Inspection date: May 23
Grade: A (94)
Observations and correction actions:

  • "No proof of food safety certificate."
  • Item listed as corrected.
  • "No proof of hepatitis A vaccination."

Yen Ching Restaurant, 1012 S. Brentwood Blvd.
Inspection type: Routine
Inspection date: May 24
Grade: A (96)
Observations and correction actions:

  • "Raw chicken containers were stored above vegetables in walk in cooler."
  • "2-door reach in cooler is holding at 52 degrees. … Corrected by moving items to walk in cooler."
  • "No thermometer in 2-door reach in cooler."

Questions about this report may be directed to nate.birt@patch.com.

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