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Restaurant & grocery store inspections for Feb. 25

Here are area restaurants and grocery stores with 7 or more priority or critical health code violations, with highlighted links to the original public record reports by city or county health inspectors and the Kansas Department of Agriculture. Links to follow-up inspections are also highlighted.

Restaurants correct most violations at the time of the original inspection or shortly thereafter. Links to the follow-up inspections show how each establishment has corrected or is working to correct any remaining violations.

If an inspection or follow-up report needs clarification, restaurant and grocery store owners can call Joyce Smith at 816-234-4692 or email her at jsmith@kcstar.com. The Star will post appropriate responses online in the same online locations as the original report.

In addition, if a restaurant is temporarily shut down, a comment from the owner will be requested and a more complete description will be included with the online report.

The Kansas Department of Agriculture cited these operations for 7 or more priority health code violations:

▪ Los Amigos, 2610 State Ave., Kansas City, Kan., had 17 priority violations during a Jan. 13 routine inspection. It had 1 priority violation during a Jan. 23 follow-up inspection.

▪ China Garden, 5860 Antioch Road, Merriam, had 10 priority violations during a Jan. 15 inspection following a complaint. It had 16 priority violations during a Jan. 27 follow-up inspection.

▪ Wal-Mart, 10824 Parallel Parkway, Kansas City Kan., had 14 priority violations during a Jan. 29 inspection following a complaint. It had 1 priority violation during a Feb. 9 follow-up inspection.

▪ Jose Pepper’s Border Grill & Cantina, Legends Outlets Kansas City, 1851 Village West Parkway, Kansas City, Kan., had 11 priority violations during a Jan. 20 routine inspection.

▪ Yard House, Legends Outlets Kansas City, 1863 Village West Parkway, Kansas City, Kan., had 11 priority violations during a Jan. 16 routine inspection. It had 2 priority violations during a Feb. 3 follow-up inspection.

▪ Sushi House, Town Center Plaza, 5041 W. 117th St., Leawood, had 10 priority violations during a Jan. 14 routine inspection. It had 2 priority violations during a Jan. 26 follow-up inspection.

▪ Szechuan Dynasty, (on the inspection report as Si Chuan Dynasty), 11942 S. Strang Line Road, Olathe, had 8 priority violations during a Jan. 12 routine inspection. It had no priority violations during a Jan. 22 follow-up inspection.

Restaurant officials did not return phone calls.

The Kansas Department of Agriculture temporarily shut down the following operations. They have since been reinspected and allowed to reopen.

▪ Parallel China Express, 4840 Parallel Parkway, Kansas City, Kan., was temporarily closed after a routine inspection on Jan. 7. The inspector found 9 priority violations, including 60 fresh rodent droppings on shelf under unworking steam table used for storage in the kitchen area, 50 old rodent droppings on the top of an ice machine used to hold uncooked rice, 15 aged rodent droppings on top of canned food on shelving in back of the kitchen, and 10 old droppings on prep table in back of the kitchen (invoice for pest control produced with last visit of Dec. 4, 2014). It had no priority violations during a Jan. 8 follow-up inspection and was allowed to reopen. It had 2 priority violations during a Jan. 21 follow-up inspection.

The owner declined to comment on the violations.

▪ The Blue Roses, 1013 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan., was temporarily closed after a Jan. 6 follow-up inspection. The inspector found 7 priority violations, including several live roaches, along with more than 60 fresh mouse droppings under the soda rack, as well as fresh mouse droppings next to single-serve foam cups and in a utensil storage tray where utensils were stored as clean. It had 1 priority violation during a Jan. 12 follow-up inspection and was allowed to reopen.

Blue Roses officials did not return phone calls seeking comment on the violations.

▪ Come-N-Go, 1800 Steele Road, Kansas City, Kan., had 7 priority violations during a Dec. 17 routine inspection. It had no priority violations during a Dec. 18 follow-up inspection.

It had 4 priority violations during a Dec. 29 follow-up inspection and temporarily closed due to “rodent activity and no hot water in the establishment.” It had no critical violations during a re-inspection on Dec. 29 and was allowed to reopen. It had no critical violations during a Jan. 22 follow-up inspection.

The owner declined to comment on the violations.

For complete Kansas Department of Agriculture inspection reports, go to http://agriculture.ks.gov/divisions-programs/food-safety-lodging/inspection-results

The Kansas City Health Department cited these operations for seven or more critical health code violations:

▪ Benton Liquor & Market Deli, 1800 Benton Blvd., had 9 critical violations during a Jan. 20 routine inspection. It had 4 critical violations during a Jan. 27 follow-up inspection. It had no critical violations during a Feb. 6 follow-up inspection.

▪ Evergreen Wholesale Deli, 1414 Benton Blvd., had 9 critical violations during a Jan. 22 routine inspection. It had 7 critical violations during a Jan. 27 follow-up inspection and no critical violations during a Jan. 30 follow-up inspection.

▪ J’s Fish & Chicken Market, 2831 Prospect Ave., had 9 critical violations during a Jan. 20 routine inspection. It had no critical violations during a Jan. 27 follow-up inspection.

▪ Fusion Buffet, Westport, 4039 Mill St., had 7 critical violations during a Jan. 23 routine inspection. It had no critical violations during a Jan. 27 follow-up inspection.

▪ Hamburger Mary’s Bar & Grille, 3700 Broadway, Suite 110, had 7 critical violations during a Jan. 21 routine inspection. It has one critical violation during a Jan. 27 follow-up inspection.

▪ O’Dowd’s Little Dublin, Country Club Plaza, 4742 Pennsylvania Ave., had 7 critical violations during a Jan. 12 routine inspection. It had no critical violations during a Jan. 16 follow-up inspection.

The Kansas City Health Department temporarily closed the following restaurants:

▪ Big B’s, deli and retail, 3800 E. Gregory, was temporarily closed on Dec. 19 because of unsanitary plumbing conditions. It was reinspected on Dec. 20, had no critical violations and was allowed to reopen.

Officials with Big B’s did not return phone calls.

▪ Pick ’N Save, deli (Save a Lot LLC-Deli under the inspection report), 5846 Prospect Ave., was temporarily closed on Dec. 23 because of a cockroach infestation.

It had 2 critical violations during a follow-up inspection on Dec. 26 and had no critical violations during a Dec. 31 follow-up inspection and has reopened.

Pick ’N Save officials did not return phone calls seeking comment on the violations.

▪ Sarpino’s Pizzeria North, 311 N.E. Vivion Road, was temporarily closed on Dec. 31 when the walk-in cooler could not maintain a temperature below 41 degrees. It had no critical violations during a Jan. 2 follow-up inspection and was allowed to reopen.

“We were in the process of fixing it. The repairman had gone to Overland Park to pick up a part,” said Jennifer Bauer, co-owner.

For complete Kansas City area reports, visit: http://www.inspectionsonline.us/foodsafety/mousakansascity/search.htm and then search under the establishment’s name.

To reach Joyce Smith, call 816-234-4692 or send email to jsmith@kcstar.com. Follow her on Facebook and Twitter at JoyceKC

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