Casa Agave, 801 Fish, Le Peep among area food establishments cited for multiple health code violations

Updated: 2014-02-07T18:26:39Z


The Kansas City Star

The Kansas Department of Agriculture cited these operations for seven or more priority health code violations.

Most priority and critical violations are corrected at the time of the inspection.

•  Carniceria Y Tortilleria San Antonio, 7510 State Ave., Kansas City, Kan., had 15 priority violations during a Jan. 27 routine inspection, including employees not sanitizing equipment.

The owner did not return phone calls.

•  Casa Agave, 1340 Village West Parkway, Kansas City, Kan., had 10 priority violations during a Feb. 3 follow-up inspection, including no soap at the hand-sink on the cook line.

“I tried fixing all of it,” said Jose Lopez, owner.

On a Jan. 15 inspection it had 17 priority violations.

•  801 Fish, 11615 Rosewood St., Leawood, had 7 priority violations during a Jan. 31 routine inspection, including two saucers with dried food debris stored as clean.

“It was coffee grind under the coffee machine that had fallen on the coffee cup saucers,” said Alex Schifman, executive chef.

•  Fronteras Supermarket, 761 Central, Kansas City, Kan., had 16 priority violations during a Jan. 8 routine inspection, including two opened packages of bologna in the display case without a date (bologna discarded).

“Everything has been fixed and it will never happen again,” said Jose Orozzo, owner.

It had 4 priority violations during a Jan. 16 follow-up inspection.

•  Go Chicken Go, 59 N. Seventh Street Trafficway, Kansas City, Kan., had 7 priority violations during a Jan. 7 routine inspection, including mold on the inside of the ice bin.

“All the violations were corrected that day,” said Alex Lowe, director of operations.

It had no priority violations during a Feb. 2 follow-up inspection.

•  Le Peep, 7218 College Blvd., Overland Park, had 7 priority violations during a Jan. 22 routine inspection, including a spoon and rubber spatula with food debris were stored with clean utensils.

It had no priority violations during a Feb. 3 follow-up inspection.

A manager declined to comment.

•  Yard House, 1863 Village West Parkway, Kansas City, Kan., had 9 priority violations during a Jan. 7 routine inspection, including raw ceviche and raw tuna stored above ready to eat lettuce and tomatoes in the cooler.

In a statement, Hunter Robinson, manager, media relations & communications for Yard House, said: “The results of the latest health inspection did not meet our usual high standards. We have fully cooperated with the local Health Department to quickly correct these issues, and it is completely safe to eat in our restaurant. We are also taking extra steps to prevent this from ever happening again, including retraining and reinforcing our strict policies and procedures with our team.”

For complete Kansas Department of Agriculture inspection reports, go to

The Kansas City Health Department temporarily closed Gojo’s Japanese Steak House at 4163 Broadway in early December.

It was reinspected twice on Dec. 18. During the first inspection it had one critical violation. During the second inspection that day it had no critical violations and the department allowed the restaurant to reopen.

“We corrected all their requirements,” said Yoji Inoue, managing partner.

He also is in the process of replacing the cooking tables and chairs in the dining room.

For complete reports, visit:

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