Florida Inspectors Close Six Restaurants Across Broward, Palm Beach Counties
Breakfast Bar, 1750 NW 107th Ave., Miami; closed for unlicensed activity.
El Brinco Restaurant, 590 E. Hialeah Drive, Hialeah; 12 violations, including roach activity, roach droppings, and employee smoking in a food preparation area.
Half Moon Empanadas, 860 NE 79th St., Miami; 19 violations, including dead roaches, backed-up sewage/wastewater, and expired license.
Chico's Fish and Chicken Soul Food, 1112 NW 62nd St., Miami; 10 violations, including roach activity, toxic substance stored with food, and manager lacking proof of food manager certification.
Chimu Peruvian Restaurant, 7868 NW 52nd St., Miami; 8 violations, including backed-up sewage/wastewater in floor drains, cold food stored at temperatures greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit, and uncleanable knife block used to store knives.
La Uchirena Rapid Food, 7880 NW 52nd St., Doral; 12 violations, including toxic substance stored with single-serving food items, backed-up sewage/wastewater in floor drains, and ready-to-eat food not properly marked with dates.
With federal government food inspections at a standstill, watch what you eat. And equally important: Watch where you go to eat.