EL Mojito Mexican restaurant fails health inspection with dead mouse in kitchen

A state health inspector visited El Mojito Mexican Restaurant on Donelson Pike Wednesday and found a restaurant without any managerial control with multiple priority violations, putting the public at risk. The inspector’s final report, which gave the restaurant a score of 65, notes there is no hand sink in the bar area, milk in the prep cooler was days expired and smells spoiled, and the floor under the drink stand was “extremely dirty,” according to the inspector. Additionally, the restaurant was noted to have a dead mouse found under a shelf near their fryer and mouse droppings on the counter next to the prep cooler.

Hermitage Bonfire Mongolian Grill flunks health inspection with a 62

A state health inspector visited the Bonfire Mongolian Grill in Hermitage Tuesday afternoon and found a restaurant without any managerial control of the kitchen with multiple priority violations, putting the public at risk. The inspector’s final report, which gave the restaurant a score of 62, notes the hand sink was blocked with work utensils, raw chicken stored above other food, and a dish machine that had no chlorine to sanitize the dishes. The restaurant will use a manual three-compartment sink until this is remedied. Food, including Tofu, bean sprouts, and baby cord, was found at improper temperatures, resulting in ten pounds of embargoed product. Cans of “hot-shot” and “RAID” were located in the kitchen, and fly strips were hanging above the dish area. The ice machine reportedly had a “black mold-like build-up.”

Harrington Place Dining at Belmont scored 72 on health inspection

Harrington Place Dining inside Belmont University scored a 72 on a health inspection on October 26th. The inspector’s report says employees were eating cherries on the line. The dish machine did not reach the required temperature to clean appropriately, so it cannot be used until it is repaired and re-inspected. Chicken and sausage were improperly stored in the cooler, and items labeled 9/28 and 9/26 were without expiration information on them. The inspector observed the chicken being prepped on 10/26 and dated for 10/27. A roach crawled on the counter, and ice cream cones were not adequately covered. In total, cherries, dented cans, sausage, chicken, and an unlabeled bottle with blue liquid were all embargoed during the visit, totaling five pounds.

#FOOD: Antioch IHOP scores 75; tree branch is found stored on prep table

The IHOP on Target Drive in Antioch scored a 75 on a health inspection Monday afternoon. 15 pounds of food were embargoed from the restaurant after the open cooler at the prep table was not maintaining food at a safe temperature as it was ‘cooling’ at over 55 degrees. The inspector noted excessive fly activity in the kitchen and found a tree branch was inexplicably stored on the prep table. Other causes of concern included the food in the walk-in freezer was thawing instead of freezing, employees handling dirty dishes then clean plates with no handwashing, and excessive build-up and dirt throughout cook line, walls, and ceilings.

5th & Taylor scores 59 on Health Inspection — undercooked chicken; 20 lbs food embargoed

State Health Inspectors visited the 5th & Taylor restaurant in Germantown Thursday evening for nearly two hours, during which time they embargoed 20 pounds of food. The restaurant scored a 59 on its first inspection in fourteen months. Violations include chicken only cooked to 117 F, employees handling ready-to-eat foods with their bare hands, no paper towels or soap at sinks, water dripping from the ceiling into a container of shredded cheese, quail being held at only half the proper temperature, and beef stored at 48 degrees.

Scoreboard Bar & Grill receives an 84 on health inspection — Music Valley

Health Inspectors found cooked chicken wings sitting at 50 degrees in a walk-in-cooler, and an employee admitted to adding wings cooked on the day of the inspection to the prior day’s pan of cooked wings and mixing them together. That was one of the many violations earning the Nashville favorite an 84 during their regular inspection Monday afternoon. Other violations included raw oysters stored in pans on the floor of the cooler, pans nested into each other without lids, raw fish stored uncovered, and the hand sink in the prep room wasn’t able to be accessed or used.